North Carolina’s most famous missing person just will not go away.
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.
“I have been to hangings before, but never my own.”
These are the opening lines of Hillsborough author Nancy Peacock’s new book “The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson.”
The death of Charlotte civil rights lawyer Julius Chambers gives us the opportunity and, perhaps, the responsibility to reflect upon his importance as a public figure. Simply put, Chambers' work and the work of others he inspired are directly responsible for North Carolina casting off a culture of segregation and repression and replacing it with one of inclusion and opportunity.
“It is like scrambling back into the frying pan to get out of the fire.” Native Egyptian and longtime Chapel Hill resident Samia Serageldin, is trying to describe where Egypt finds itself after the military overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood-backed President Mohamed Morsi.
Does the following description of a political situation at the beginning of July apply to Egypt or North Carolina?
**Just a year after winning a decisive election victory and taking power from an entrenched regime that had been in charge for many years, the victors alienated a substantial part of their population. Their undemocratic efforts to deny participation by those people and groups who oppose them were patently undemocratic and unfair.**
“What is a claret jug?” It is the British Open’s Championship Cup that Phil Mickelson earned last weekend. This lovely silver jug was designed to hold and pour claret, a French red wine from Bordeaux and a longtime favorite of many Britons.
When Zeb Alley died earlier this month, lots of people in North Carolina thought they had lost one of their best friends.
A few weeks ago The New York Times took notice of the work of a Chapel Hill filmmaker, Olympia Stone, and her award-winning film, “The Cardboard Bernini.”
“I want to do something, something besides Moral Mondays.”
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.
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:
When former Gov. James Holshouser died last month, many North Carolinians of all political persuasions remembered with gratitude his example of political leadership and unselfish public service.
In the early summer of 1776 in Philadelphia, where our founders were waxing eloquently about their newly declared independence from Great Britain, modern day Tea Partiers would have felt at home.
Next week Americans will be remembering the 150th anniversary of a defining moment in our country’s history, the Civil War battle at Gettysburg. The horrible losses there made the battlefield like a holy temple, a destination point for pilgrims.
What does the German language have to do with one of the most contentious environmental issues facing North Carolinians?