My Spin by Tom Campbell

10 Tar Heel Megatrends

Instead of predicting what will occur in 2014, let us focus instead on 10 Tar Heel Megatrends that will shape the coming decade in North Carolina. 1.         We will be a larger, more diverse...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   January 3, 2014

2013: Looking for a new normal

The year 2013 saw the greatest changes in state government in the past fifty years. With the inauguration of Governor Pat McCrory, two of the three branches of state government were controlled by...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   December 27, 2013

Sixty years of television

During my lifetime there have been many innovations that changed our lives, but perhaps none more significant than television. I remember Tuesday, December 22, 1953, the day Greenville’s WNCT-TV...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   December 20, 2013

Have we become "humbug" people?

Ira David Wood, in his delightful adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, sings a song, “What’s Christmas to you is humbug to me.” That pretty well sums up the prevailing attitude in...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   December 13, 2013

Nobody has the rural solution

As one who was born and raised in Eastern Carolina I hate to see what is happening to this rural region. Many voice concerns about the fate of the region east of I-95, as well as the rural west and...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   December 6, 2013

The Carolina way to give thanks

Two hundred years ago, long before the days of parades with helium filled balloons, marathon football games and “Black Friday,” a brave group of settlers came to North Carolina looking for a...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   November 29, 2013

In search of heroes

The very fact that we don’t have to use a descriptive phrase to identify him is but further proof that Dean Smith is a hero. Not just because he was awarded the Medal of Freedom but because he won...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   November 21, 2013


There have been many through the years who wore our country’s uniforms even though they didn’t agree with the President, the Congress, our policies or even their superiors but they did their jobs...    Read More

by Tom Campbell   |   November 11, 2013