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August 2, 2021


Latest Opinion

Letter: Cancel culture mob got its way

The article on relocating “Fame” published Sunday (“Fame monument relocated to cemetery”) again downplays the fact that the monument is being placed in an isolated, ... Read more

Cal Thomas: Wrong predictions don’t deter the predictors

We have always had them among us: fortune tellers, diviners, readers of palms, tarot cards, tea leaves, stars, horoscopes, discerners of animal entrails, calling on ... Read more

Sharon Randall: Saying ‘yes’ has the power to change lives

Two of the simplest words we know are often the hardest to say: “Yes” opens a door. “No” will close it. Yes or no, it’s ... Read more

Letter: Glad to see ‘Fame’ in better location, community compromise

Thank you, Natalie Anderson, for your coverage of the “Fame” monument being relocated to the cemetery. I apologize to you and the Salisbury Post for ... Read more

Editorial: Convenience is key now, not new COVID-19 vaccines incentives

If they won’t do it for a shot at $1 million, a full scholarship to college, small cash cards, free food and drinks or other ... Read more

Letter: Salisbury lost one of loveliest treasures

Recently, Salisbury lost one of its loveliest treasures. The passing of Carolyn Hurley will leave a huge void in the hearts of all those who ... Read more

Letter: Clarification needed about park delay

I want to compliment Natalie Anderson on her story in The Post Wednesday, July 28, about the lighting challenges we face at the park. When ... Read more

Kenneth L. Hardin: Mental health isn’t a game

By Kenneth L. Hardin I learned to swim back in middle school and have been very cautious around large bodies of water since then.  Today, ... Read more

Leonard Pitts: We can’t endanger the lives of the many to humor the misconceptions of the few

We were almost there. That’s the most frustrating thing about the most recent announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that even those ... Read more

Kathryn Lopez: Mississippi takes aim at Roe

Is the Supreme Court going to overrule Roe v. Wade? That’s the question raised by a Mississippi abortion case soon to come before court. “The ... Read more

Quotes of the week

“We can’t enjoy a drink on the back porch after a long day of work because we have sounds of murder and mayhem in our ... Read more

Byron York: Biden’s COVID presidency

President Joe Biden recently passed his six-month mark in the White House. It might end up being the high-water mark of his presidency. Biden’s job ... Read more

Letter: How important is equality to Americans?

How important is equality to the American people? The historical record suggests that it is of relatively little importance. The Declaration of Independence states that ... Read more

Letter: Don’t silence nature’s song in Gold Hill

I wonder if the hymn writer, Maltbie Babcock, ever visited Gold Hill. His well-known hymn, “This is My Father’s World,” speaks of the beauty of ... Read more

Darts and Laurels: Current COVID-19 spike likely to bring more deaths in Rowan County

Dart to the high likelihood that Rowan County is in for a deadly spike in COVID-19 cases. Unless there’s a radical change in behavior, COVID-19 ... Read more

My Turn, Robert Black: Striving for beloved truth

By Rev. Robert Black “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” These words from ... Read more

David Freeze: Biggest adventure day coming next

I have decided that California isn’t my favorite state, not even close. I started out from Pine Valley this morning. I will admit to spending ... Read more

Letter: Do your own research

This is a response to the letter published July 20 by Renee Scheidt (“Print some facts about COVID instead”).  Her letter is not about “facts.” ... Read more

Leonard Pitts: She is 8 years old

She is 8 years old. That’s … what? About third grade? Too young for boyfriends. Too young for R-rated movies. Too young for algebra or ... Read more

Other voices: On Medicaid expansion, we must keep pushing

For several years now, medical authorities, business leaders and faith leaders — along with newspaper editorial writers — have encouraged the state legislature to institute ... Read more

Gary Pearce: What you’ll hear in politics next year

I t’s clear how the two political parties want to define the debate in next year’s elections, in North Carolina and nationally. Republicans want to ... Read more

My Turn, Rev. Olen Bruner: Citizens join together to acknowledge racial history

By Olen Bruner Once again, on Aug. 6, citizens of Salisbury are calling each other forward to uphold the very foundation of our American values ... Read more

Kenneth L. Hardin: Hair shouldn’t define Black women

By Kenneth L. Hardin “Does the way I wear my hair make me a better person? Does the way I wear my hair make me ... Read more

John Hood: Fewer students major in humanities

By John Hood RALEIGH — Most students attend colleges or universities primarily to acquire the knowledge, skills and credentials required to get a rewarding job. ... Read more

Josh Bergeron: Salisbury receives prescription for more communication

From a Salisbury- or Rowan County-centric position, it might seem that the community is unique facing tough, divisive issues, but an analysis of racial issues ... Read more

Cal Thomas: Cuba Libre! and the left

By Cal Thomas People on the far left have become so predictable that their statements are no longer “breaking news.” They would be hilarious if ... Read more

Guest columnists: Legislators should bridge Medicaid coverage gap

By Tom Bacon, Gene Cochrane Jr., John Frank and Bill Pully  The Rowan County region is in trouble. The good news is there’s a solution ... Read more

Ray Nothstine: Robinson right to focus on dignity of work

By Ray Nothstine Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson certainly grabs plenty of headlines and attention these days. Most conservatives across the state gravitate toward Robinson’s story, ... Read more

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