Look homeward, Big Brother

Thomas Wolfe, Carl Sandburg, Terry Sanford, Charles Kuralt. Most North Carolinians probably wouldn’t find anything sinister in this list of some of the state’s favorite sons. Yet the FBI investigated and maintained secret files on all of these prominent people, whose names are written into both state and national history. These and similar files, declassified […]

A knock on the door

“It takes courage for individuals to come forward in situations like this, and I urge anyone with information that may be useful and helpful to authorities to use this opportunity.” U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft,Sept. 11, 2001 Squeaky’s Convenience Store in downtown Black Mountain has a flag in its front window and little flags on […]