NC SPIN Posts by D. G. Martin

Nothing funny or foolish

When the legislature created the consolidated university system we have today all schools immediately wanted to expand offerings and become stronger. It took someone with discipline and planning skills to mold the new system. Ray Dawson was that person.    Read More

by D. G. Martin   |   9:58 a.m. Thursday




Joe Biden's already been here

One-on-One columnist D. G. Martin wonders when (and if) candidates for the Democratic nomination might come to North Carolina, remembering that Joe Biden has previously been to our state.    Read More

by D. G. Martin   |   May 14, 2019

The Scott family - part 2

Former columnist Rob Christensen has written the authoritative biography of perhaps the most politically influential families in our state. This column follows Bob Scott into the Governor's mansion.    Read More

by D. G. Martin   |   May 2, 2019




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