Freedom & fairness: Orr returns to N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law
By GUY LORANGER, Staff Writer
Robert Orr likes to tell the story of his great-grandfather, a Hendersonville farmer whose moral compass
led him away from the Confederacy and over the mountains into Tennessee, where he joined the Union army.
"If you look at that time period, that was a drastic
and dramatic move," Orr said. "I've always thought that if he could make that kind of tough decision and stick with it, there's certainly no reason I couldn't at least try to live up to that."