My Spin by Tom Campbell

Charlotte to Raleigh in 22 minutes?

Imagine travelling from Raleigh to Charlotte in about 22 minutes; not by train, plane or car, but instead in a pod, transported through an almost friction-free tunnel. This concept is under...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   January 18, 2019

What to expect in 2019

No self-respecting columnist passes up the obligatory prediction column the first week of the year. So here goes mine. The first test will set the tone for 2019. It’s the lingering 9thCongressional...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   January 3, 2019

Peace at Christmas

It was Christmas Eve 1914. World War I was in its early stages and trench warfare was the rule of the day. Soldiers on opposing sides could hear the bullets whistling overhead coming from trenches...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   December 27, 2018

We need a little Christmas

Have you driven around North Carolina recently? More people have decorated with outdoor lights, blowups and festive displays than we’ve seen in years. I believe I know why. It’s been a really hard...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   December 20, 2018

The ideal 2019 New Year's resolution

While many are fretting over the just-right Christmas present, tackling last-minute holiday details or preparing for years-end, many of North Carolina’s high school seniors have the added stress of...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   December 13, 2018

This Thanksgiving was different

Instead of going over the river and through the woods to grandma’s house we traveled east this Thanksgiving. It was comforting to see that most of the furniture, downed trees and debris that had...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   November 29, 2018