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September 26, 2020

Post Opinion, Author at Salisbury Post

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Sharon Randall: Celebrating with stories, true or not

By Sharon Randall Birthdays should be celebrated with somebody who loves you, even if the “somebody” refuses to spend five hours on a plane breathing ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:00 am

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Stephen De May: Help available for customers who need utility assistance

By Stephen De May In the early days of the pandemic, Duke Energy took swift action to help customers knowing the financial burdens that would ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:00 am

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John Hood: State’s economic recovery is sputtering

By John Hood RALEIGH — According to the latest jobs report, North Carolina’s headline unemployment rate fell to 6.5% in August, down from 8.5% in ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:00 am

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DG Martin: Who wins in debate about candidate debates?

By D.G. Martin What is more interesting than the upcoming debates between candidates for major political offices? Of course, it is the debate about the ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:00 am

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My Turn, Hope Oliphant: Garden made possible by United Way

By Hope Oliphant Main Street Marketplace Gardens is designed to grow awareness and provide education surrounding the vital importance of good nutrition and healthy lifestyles. ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 4:23 am

Opinion

Talkback, what online readers are saying about …

Driver pulled over with 20 jugs of moonshine Let’s be clear. That moonshine is illegal not because it’s “known to be stronger than liquor manufactured ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 4:22 am

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Francis Koster: Critical for local residents to complete Census

By Francis Koster I have bad news, and good news.    The bad news is that if your household does not complete the Census by ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:00 am

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Sharon Randall: Little things change the world

By Sharon Randall Little things mean a lot. Here’s a memory I’ll not soon forget: I woke in a hotel room, sunlight on my face. ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:00 am

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Thomas Mills: One line from debate could hurt US Senate candidate Cunningham

By Thomas Mills Debates in modern American politics are all about the headlines, not the substance. A candidate can outperform his or her opponent and ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:00 am

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Gary Pearce: Will basic right to protest be protected?

By Gary Pearce In an America bitterly divided over protests and politics, the least-familiar part of our Constitution’s First Amendment may be the most endangered: ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

John Hood column: State reserves may not be enough

By John Hood North Carolina’s state government began its 2020-21 fiscal year with $1.5 billion in cash left over from last year plus another $1.8 ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:00 am

Guest columns

My Turn, Vernon Walters Jr.: United Way giving helps as substance abuse issues grow

The COVID-19 pandemic has left an indelible imprint on our community. From sheltering in place to wearing masks to schooling at home … the list ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, September 13, 2020 12:00 am

Guest columns

Koster column: Can we learn from our past mistakes?

By Francis Koster As a school kid, if I tried and failed at something important to me my dad would usually say “so, what have ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, September 13, 2020 12:00 am

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Sharon Randall: Echoes of two grandmothers

By Sharon Randall My grandmothers were about as different, one from the other, as any two women could be. One sang soprano, whistled it while ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, September 10, 2020 12:00 am

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Guest column: Lockdowns, restrictions likely contribute to excess deaths during COVID-19

By Donald Van Der Vaart North Carolina continues to grapple with COVID-19. During the early days of the pandemic, the state’s strategy was clear. North ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:00 am

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My Turn, Hope Oliphant: Support for United Way helps ensure strong community

By Hope Oliphant Many that visit Marketplace and Meeting Place have experienced a life filled with barriers, vanishing opportunities, and setbacks. So often, many have ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, September 8, 2020 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: United Way steps up to help during COVID-19

The stated mission of the Rowan County United Way is “to lead the community by mobilizing resources making a lasting impact for those in need ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, September 6, 2020 12:00 am

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Francis Koster: What to do when health foods are unhealthy?

By Francis Koster As my youngest grandson’s first birthday approached and a Zoom birthday party was being planned, I was scrambling around trying to think ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, September 6, 2020 12:00 am

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My Turn, Christopher White: America fortunate to have democratic system of government

By Christopher White Alexander Lukashenko is in trouble. Sometimes referred to as Europe’s last dictator, the 66-year-old autocrat has led Belarus with an iron fist ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, September 6, 2020 12:00 am

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My Turn, Corey Hill: Workers deserve better in North Carolina

By Corey Hill North Carolina has decided that it’s time to go back to work. We opened back up, gave the green light to the ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, September 6, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Quotes of the week: ‘In shock right now’

“We’re just kind of in shock right now because it has been a tough weekend, worrying about this and how we were going to do ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, September 4, 2020 11:13 am

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Steven Roberts: The warning of history

By Steven V. Roberts “I want to be very clear about all of this,” Joe Biden said in Pittsburgh this week. “Rioting is not protesting. ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, September 4, 2020 12:00 am

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Byron York: As election nears, another battle over intelligence, Russia

By Byron York A new furor has erupted over Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe’s decision to give some members of Congress written updates on ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, September 4, 2020 12:00 am

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Sharon Randall: Tough times bring out best in us

By Sharon Randall Sometimes, when the road ahead is littered with our fears, the best we can do is to keep moving, knowing the worst ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:00 am

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Kathryn Lopez: Don’t lose your soul during this election

By Kathryn Lopez Elections, even in non-pandemic years, can bring out some of the best and the worst of America. Both parties, in their convention ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:00 am

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D.G. Martin: We didn’t leave the party; it left us

By D.G. Martin Back in 1984 when I was running for Congress, I ran into older people who explained why they could not support me, ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:00 am

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John Hood: Past governors budgeted more carefully

RALEIGH — As a fiscal conservative, I long for the days when North Carolina had responsible governors who responded to recessionary budget gaps with fortitude ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:00 am

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My Turn, Aerik Williams: Some things remain certain about COVID-19 pandemic

By Aerik Williams COVID-19 has been an unwelcome guest in our country for many months now. In its wake lies the gains realized by our ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, August 30, 2020 12:00 am

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