By D.G. Martin D.G. Martin hosts “North Carolina Bookwatch,” which airs Sundays at noon and Thursdays at 5 p.m. on UNC-TV. For more information or to view prior programs visit
  • Why Maine?

    August 20, 2013 at 5:35 am

    Mountains and ocean coasts, all within reach.

    In North Carolina, we appreciate this blessing.

  • Apologize Sincerely, My Mom Told Me

    August 13, 2013 at 4:59 am

    Apologize, my mom told me. When you hurt somebody’s feelings, she said, apologize, even if they misunderstood or even if you didn’t mean it the way they took it.

  • Julius Chambers — Gratitude and Memories

    August 6, 2013 at 5:47 am

    The death of Charlotte civil rights lawyer Julius Chambers gives us the opportunity and the responsibility to reflect upon his importance as a public figure.

  • Egypt, Nazi Germany, and North Carolina

    July 30, 2013 at 5:09 am

    “What are the odds that Moral Monday protests or the like will deter North Carolina’s new right-wing politics?” asks Peirce.

  • Losing The Best Lobbyist

    July 23, 2013 at 5:21 am

    When Zeb Alley died earlier this month, lots of people in North Carolina thought they had lost one of their best friends.

  • If Not Moral Mondays, What?

    July 16, 2013 at 5:11 am

    A friend was asking me what he could do to stop what the New York Times called last week a “demolition derby” in the state legislature.

  • Nostalgia

    July 12, 2013 at 11:54 am

    I picked up The New York Times the other day and found these words in the first paragraph of a front page story in one of the paper’s sections.

  • Can Tillis Duplicate Holshouser’s Singular Victory?

    July 9, 2013 at 5:56 am

    When former Gov. James Holshouser died last month, many North Carolinians of all political persuasions remembered with gratitude his example of leadership…

  • July 4th and the “Revolutionary Summer”

    July 2, 2013 at 5:48 am

    In the early summer of 1776 in Philadelphia, where our founders were waxing eloquently about their newly declared independence from Great Britain, modern day…

  • Gettysburg And Other Transformations

    June 25, 2013 at 4:46 am

    Next week Americans will be remembering the 150th anniversary of a defining moment in our country’s history, the Civil War battle at Gettysburg.

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