Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Independent Weekly Vol. 8 Issue 39, Sept. 26-Oct. 2 1990
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Shannon Ravenel, the editor of Algonquin Books in Chapel Hill, talks about the state of Southern literature. The Southern writer most frequently writes about nostalgia, the passage of time, guilt, and ordinary things. While Southern fiction is often criticized for not keeping up with the times, Algonquin Books has recently received national attention on behalf of some of its authors. The publishing house was started in attempt to give a voice to talented writers who were shut out by New York publishers.
As the race between Harvey Gantt and Jesse Helms for US Senate nears the voting date, polls show crime is an issue of concern with North Carolina voters. Helms claims he is tough on crime, but his record outside of high profile crime bills suggest he is inconsistent. Additionally, a special assistant to Helms recently spoke out in support of a leading Washington, DC cocaine trafficker who is linked to over 30 murders.