Category: Context

Examining aspects of the history and culture of the state

Here’s to the land ….

I found the small, faded green book when my mother died. Inscribed inside the front cover, in scholarly, penciled script, was a name I recognized as that of her favorite aunt, Aunt Sue. Was that why she kept the little textbook, I wondered. Many of its pages were separated from the spine, and age had turned all of them an uneven caramel. The title on the cover was barely distinguishable:  First Steps in North Carolina History.  Seldom able to discard a book, I placed this…   Continue Reading »

  • Mission

    PoliticallyPurpleNC examines -- from a nonpartisan angle -- the legislative decisions of the North Carolina General Assembly and their potential effects on the citizens of the state. It does so in a setting that includes context -- historical background and social implications. PPNC encourages rational, nonpartisan evaluation and advocacy for the good of the whole.
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