Category: Books

Roadside Eats, an excerpt..

by D.G. Martin Just where did I learn that local restaurants are where you find real friends and lifelong memories? Maybe it was my North Mecklenburg High School football teammate Tommy Oehler who got me started when he introduced me to…

The write stuff

by Adam W. Jones The temptation was just too great. Fallon Creek ran for a good quarter mile along our walk to and from Myrtle Underwood Elementary, and the gurgling water called to us daily. It turned a 15-minute walk home…

Style and substance: Librarian of the Year Susan Nutter

by Hampton Williams Hofer photographs by Christer Berg It’s late on a Friday afternoon at N.C. State University’s James B. Hunt Jr. Library, which doesn’t look much like a library at all. Instead of red bricks and right angles, it’s all…

Obscure no more: N.C. Senator Josiah Bailey

by Garland S. Tucker III The most enjoyable aspect of writing my second book, Conservative Heroes: Fourteen Leaders Who Shaped America, from Jefferson to Reagan, was that I got to choose the heroes. I set out to identify a consistent philosophical…

Just the ticket

by Kimberly Kyser Southerners don’t write about manners; they live them. In Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, Charles Reagan Wilson writes that Southerners prefer to learn “proper behavior” from their mothers (and I would add fathers) and not from etiquette books. That…

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