Republicans in North Carolina were feuding. Pat Robertson and George H.W. Bush were running for president in the primaries of 1988. At Republican precinct meetings, Robertson supporters fought aggressively for delegates. At a party convention in Louisburg, Robertson supporters stormed the stage and tried to take over the meeting. Law-enforcement officers broke up the confrontation.
A new book co-written by Richard Stradling of The News & Observer shows how Cleveland’s environmental problems were intertwined with the city’s social problems. U.S. mayors eventually figured out that cities needed to become more centered on people and their talents.
When the city editor of the Dayton Daily News was asked why his paper didn’t report on the Wright brothers’ flights in a pasture eight miles from town, the editor said, “I guess the truth is that we were just plain dumb.”
It’s been more than a decade since John Railey was part of a team of Winston-Salem Journal reporters who revealed the inner workings of the state’s eugenics program. But Railey has never let go of the story.