NC SPIN Posts by D. G. Martin


Cooper's wall

Will Roy Cooper have a wall this summer? Could it be something like Donald Trump’s wall on the Mexican border that he promised to build. Do you remember how he said he would veto the emergency...    Read More

by D. G. Martin   |   April 4, 2019

Motherhood and writers

Carol Folt’s swift departure from the chancellorship of UNC-Chapel Hill a few weeks ago and her just as swift hiring as the president of the University of Southern California got me thinking...    Read More

by D. G. Martin   |   March 28, 2019






Following Lawson through the Carolinas

Why would anybody want to spend months walking from the South Carolina coast, up through the Piedmont to present-day Charlotte, and then back east to the North Carolina tidewater? There are two good...    Read More

by D. G. Martin   |   February 21, 2019




More and more famous North Carolinians

A couple of weeks ago I shared with readers a list of famous North Carolinians published in the 2019“The World Almanac and Book of Facts.” I invited readers to suggest other people they thought...    Read More

by D. G. Martin   |   January 18, 2019