Columnist: DG Martin

Sep. 04, 2014 @ 12:43 PM

A broken leg, a portrait, and another birthday

Our high hopes for a celebration next April came crashing down.
These hopes centered on the prospect of celebrating the 100th birthday of Barbara Stiles and Bernice Wade in April 2015.


Sep. 02, 2014 @ 07:16 AM

A letter from home

It was like the pleasure of a long letter from home.

At least it was for this exile from Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.


Aug. 30, 2014 @ 02:34 PM

Giving teachers a boost at the Teacher Supply Store

Why would 300-plus public school teachers storm the Chapel Hill American Legion Hall last week?


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 12:15 AM

A non-lawyer on the Supreme Court?

President Obama plans to appoint National Public Radio’s Nina Totenberg to the United States Supreme Court.

Not really, of course.


Aug. 21, 2014 @ 12:19 PM

Local poet to join Literary Hall of Fame

Too many poets write their careful, perceptive, sensitive and wise words to be shared with only a few trusted friends.


Aug. 19, 2014 @ 10:01 AM

Remembering the Negro League, reflecting on its loss

“He is number 42,” I said.

On a baseball outing with my daughter’s family the other night, I was trying to find the name of a player on the Durham Bulls baseball team while the Bulls were playing a doubleheader against the Buffalo Bison.


Aug. 16, 2014 @ 12:55 PM

Remembering our movie with Robin Williams

When word of Robin Williams’ death spread around Chapel Hill last week, lots of people felt they had lost an important friend.


Aug. 12, 2014 @ 11:10 PM

The most important thing the legislature did

The most important thing the legislature did this year is what it did not do.

Adjourn.


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 12:08 PM

Where will they send her?

While the rest of us are worrying about the Ebola epidemic and the multiple health challenges in Africa, a Chapel Hill nurse is wondering to what dangerous area her next assignment will take her.
Anna Freeman grew up in Chapel Hill and worked at UNC Hospitals as a pediatric cardiology nurse. Since 2008 she has served with Doctors Without Borders, an international medical humanitarian organization.


Aug. 05, 2014 @ 06:24 PM

Are things that bad in politics today?

Things are good!

Sometimes, like the other day, I want to get up and shout it out.


Jul. 31, 2014 @ 01:49 PM

A Minnesotan’s pilgrimage to Chapel Hill

Why would a Minnesota woman make a pilgrimage to the UNC-Chapel Hill campus to visit a memorial?
Then, why would she leave without seeing the site that drew her to the campus?


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 11:24 AM

Read others’ views, so you can decide for yourself

“I don’t read the Washington Post. That is not where I get my ideas.”

Many years ago when there were still lots of conservatives voting in Democratic primaries, a congressional candidate pandered to conservatives by trashing a liberal newspaper. 


Jul. 26, 2014 @ 09:57 PM

Do they still know your name at Sutton’s?

Will John still be there when we eat at Sutton’s?
The big news on Chapel Hill’s Franklin Street is the change at Sutton’s Drug Store, one of the town’s landmark businesses for as long as anybody can remember.


Jul. 22, 2014 @ 10:17 AM

So many new voters, where did they come from?

“Voters born elsewhere make up nearly half of N.C. electorate.”

So begins the latest DataNet report from the UNC Program on Public Life, directed by former journalist Ferrel Guillory.


Jul. 19, 2014 @ 12:19 PM

Bookwatch: Cheerleading for state’s biodiversity

Tom Earnhardt talks about “Crossroads of the Natural World: Exploring North Carolina with Tom Earnhardt” on North Carolina Bookwatch today at noon and Thursday at 5 p.m. on UNC-TV.