Who was that candidate who went to the wrong Rockingham?
A few years ago I wrote a column about a mythical U.S. Senate candidate who showed up in the city of Rockingham instead of Rockingham County where he was supposed to be campaigning.
Lots of people have asked me, who was that candidate?
Well, I am now prepared to tell you who it was. But only after I retell that story, remind you why that candidate needed a popular North Carolina book, and make a confession.
Here again is the story: A U.S. Senate candidate was invited to give a speech at “the courthouse in Rockingham.” On the appointed date, the candidate arrived at the courthouse in Rockingham in Richmond County near the South Carolina border. Finding the courthouse doors locked, he wondered why not a single supporter had shown up to greet him.
Meanwhile, at the Rockingham County ...