NC SPIN Posts by D. G. Martin

Who and what do you believe

Last week two men claimed they had been robbed of about $5 million worth of gold bars they were transporting along I-95 in Wilson County. According to their story, when they pulled over on I-95 to fix...    Read More

by D. G. Martin   |   March 14, 2015

A Black history month Valentine

Each February we celebrate Valentine's Day and Black History Month. There is an important, but seldom if ever mentioned, connective link. Here it is briefly: Valentine's Day's symbol is a heart, and...    Read More

by D. G. Martin   |   February 16, 2015

Who could succeed Tom Ross?

Five years ago, when the University of North Carolina board of governors was searching for a candidate to replace Erskine Bowles, I wrote in this column, “The Board will be looking for the new...    Read More

by D. G. Martin   |   February 8, 2015

North Carolina's last liberal

What was the greatest political upset in North Carolina political history? Old timers will tell you that it was Kerr Scott’s victory in the Democratic primary for governor in 1948. Scott, a dairy...    Read More

by D. G. Martin   |   October 12, 2014

New lessons from old wars

At the end of a two-day conference about World War I at UNC-Chapel Hill, I asked a leading military historian what approach he would recommend to the United States to deal with the challenge of ISIS...    Read More

by D. G. Martin   |   September 15, 2014

Remembering the Negro League

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...    Read More

by D. G. Martin   |   August 19, 2014