North Carolina Articles


Pittsboro, NC: A Piedmont Day Trip

November 23, 2018 6:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’re in Central North Carolina, aka the Piedmont, this Thanksgiving you might consider visiting the charming, post-Revolutionary town of Pittsboro. It’s a little less than twenty miles south of Chapel Hill on US 501. I went with friends in October. As I look out the window today on this... read more

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Trendy Charlotte, NC – A Hipster’s Tour

October 23, 2018 8:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Trendy Charlotte, NC. I continue my quest to chronicle mid-sized American cities undergoing a Renaissance or, rather, a full-blown explosion. The title image is of downtown Charlotte, with the pointy-top Duke Energy building in the middle-ground center left and the spiky-top Bank of the America building in the background off-center... read more

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Bull City, NC – A Holy Moly Moment

October 12, 2018 6:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Bull City = Durham, North Carolina. If you’re curious, read how Durham got its nickname. Me, I’m more interested in what’s happening here now. Look at the title image again. I can hardly imagine a more ordinary building.  Let’s call it ‘unpreposessing.’ The address is 1107 West Main Street, and it... read more

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Famous North Carolinians: Top Ten

October 9, 2018 3:53 pm Published by

When I land in a new country I like to ask the locals who their famous sons and daughters are. Well, I just returned home to North Carolina after being abroad for 4 months, and it occurred to me to make a list of famous North Carolinians. Famous North Carolinians:... read more