North Carolina authors en B.O.Q. - N.P. Simpson <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>A new novel by a Raleigh author and one-time Jacksonville newspaper reporter introduces a new character investigating murderous going-ons at her old stomping ground. George Olsen has more.&nbsp;</p><p>In 1993 N.P. Simpson published a book about a 1981 triple homicide at Camp LeJeune that to this day is unresolved.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:29:00 +0000 George Olsen 38510 at B.O.Q. - N.P. Simpson The Down East Journal (04/11/14) <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on the Down East Journal, State Chief Information Officer Chris Estes tells us about the future of drone technology in North Carolina and how drones could be used by law enforcement, in hurricane recovery and agriculture.&nbsp; And, a former reporter for the Jacksonville Daily News steps into the world of crime fiction with book one in a series featuring a Naval Criminal Investigative Service agent based at Camp </span>Lejeune<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; More on that story, Friday at noon Tue, 08 Apr 2014 18:53:00 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 38408 at The Down East Journal (04/11/14) The Making of a Southern Democracy - Tom Eamon <p></p><p></p><p>If it’s your belief that politics in the state have swung to the right… too far right… take heart in a new book on state politics which makes the case that historically North Carolina has never long gone too far off in one direction. George Olsen has more.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:48:00 +0000 George Olsen 34158 at The Making of a Southern Democracy - Tom Eamon The Tuscarora War - David La Vere <p></p><p>War not might always be inevitable but according to David La Vere, the Tuscarora War that started in 1711 was pretty close to an accomplished fact.</p><p>“Every colony went through one of these big wars between the Indians and this was North Carolina’s turn.”</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:28:00 +0000 George Olsen 30043 at The Tuscarora War - David La Vere The Longest Ride - Nicholas Sparks <p></p><p></p><p>New Bern’s Nicholas Sparks has just released his 18<sup>th</sup> book “The Longest Ride.” Dating back to 1996’s “The Notebook” he’s enjoyed remarkable success, with several of the books topping the New York Times bestseller list and virtually all… if not all… appearing in the top ten… which is why I was surprised by his answer to my question about whether he still enjoys the writing process after nearly 18 years as a highly-read author.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 11:40:00 +0000 George Olsen 23434 at The Longest Ride - Nicholas Sparks The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway & the Slave's Civil War - David Cecelski <p></p><p>INTRO – Winston Churchill is believed the source for the observation that “History is written by the victors.” The life… and subsequent disappearance from history… of a North Carolina-born slave and abolitionist illustrates the truth behind that remark. George Olsen has more.</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 16:10:26 +0000 George Olsen 5087 at The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway & the Slave's Civil War - David Cecelski Two Captains from Carolina - Bland Simpson <p></p><p></p><p>INTRO – One was a commissioned U-S Navy officer and later a hero of the Confederacy. The other born into slavery who bought his way to freedom not once but three times. The lives of those featured in the new book “Two Captains from Carolina” could not have been more different but the book’s author says they had remarkable similarities as well… at least in one realm. George Olsen has more.</p><p>On the one hand the stories of Moses Grandy and John Maffitt share much in common.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 16:01:21 +0000 George Olsen 5085 at Two Captains from Carolina - Bland Simpson