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August 8, 2020


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Letter: Let’s vote at Walmart

There is a lot of argument about how the November election should be handled. Democrats are afraid that there will be virus infections as a ... Read more

Editorial: Months into a pandemic without an end in sight

Plenty of people have made up their minds on the effectiveness of North Carolina’s COVID-19-focused restrictions. It’s important to recognize, however, that there are no ... Read more

Cal Thomas: Trouble with Biden’s VP choices

By Cal Thomas Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden appears to have painted himself into a corner with his promise to select a woman — and ... Read more

My Turn, Wilson Cherry: Be mindful of mental health issues during pandemic

By Wilson Cherry Many people previously working in various businesses and industries have had their lives disrupted by the effects of the coronavirus. At Rowan ... Read more

Letter: Let people decide on date of Farmers Day

Due to the virus, Farmers Day did not happen this year. It seems like every year is hotter and hotter. I will venture to say ... Read more

Letter: Some reforms needed for police

I oppose any efforts to defund the police. However, I do believe that we should have a citizen’s advisory board to the police force to ... Read more

My turn, George W. Benson: Ensure safe, free, fair elections

By George W. Benson Let me say right off the bat I am very honored to be representing the more than 140,000 citizens of Rowan ... Read more

John Hood: GOP control of counties show voters want practical solutions

By John Hood RALEIGH — As the fall homestretch of the 2020 election approaches, you’re probably not spending much time considering the implications of county-commission ... Read more

My turn, Susan Lee: Intentional changes needed to become authentic democracy

By Susan Lee Open dialogue, hard won collaboration and equitable outcomes are the heart of democracy.   As concepts, these ideals are beacon lighting the ... Read more

Editorial: Respond to Census, help the community

If you’re having trouble keeping up with 2020, you’re not the only one.  With roughly five months left, it’s safe to say this will be ... Read more

Sharon Randall: Sunny days ahead

By Sharon Randall My grandmothers did a lot of fine things for me. Both were great cooks, specializing in all my favorite foods, cornbread and ... Read more

Josh Bergeron: Rowan poised to capitalize on shifting attitudes about small town living

It’s a question many workers in America are asking themselves: when it’s possible to work from anywhere with a reliably fast internet connection, why pay ... Read more

Letter: Leonard says he was fired by PPT board

In April of this year, the Piedmont Players Theater Board sent Facebook posts, emails and articles to the Salisbury Post and the PPT membership thanking ... Read more

Cal Thomas: Black Lives Matter movement, organization don’t match

By Cal Thomas Politicians and various social justice groups have long used labels that have nothing to do with the real intent of legislation, or ... Read more

Editorial: Embrace civility now for better discourse

The country has been growing more divided politically for years, and the health crisis has made the divisions even more pronounced.  A study conducted in ... Read more

Letter: Virtual community forum this week

Who has not been inspired these last few days by the life of the iconic civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis? Who has not been ... Read more

Letter: Political correctness is a virus

Recently, China marked the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, where over 7,000 peaceful, pro-democracy protesters were slaughtered. Why any country in the world ... Read more

Letter: Still time to make right call

In an address to the American Federation of Teachers, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the highly respected member of the White House COVID-19 taskforce, stated that “you’re ... Read more

Guest columnist: Health crisis exposes social service limits

By Cori Buck Both COVID-19 and drug addiction have struck North Carolina.   This dual threat has created a public health crisis that has inadvertently ... Read more

Francis Koster: Kids can help other succeed during online learning

By Francis Koster A fierce, disorganized debate is raging as our country approaches the time schools traditionally open.  Those fearful of millions more citizens suffering lifelong ... Read more

Quotes of the week: ‘Never in my wildest dreams’

“Never in my wildest dreams did I think something so near and dear to my heart as foot- ball could be taken away … But now I’m hopeful, ... Read more

Leonard Pitts: Donald Trump says ‘Nobody likes me’

By Leonard Pitts “Nobody likes me.” — Donald Trump “Truth or Consequences” is the name of a town in New Mexico, and of a game ... Read more

Darts and Laurels: Technology fee waiver will help during virtual learning

Laurel to the Rowan-Salisbury School Board for waving technology fees for students this year. Particularly during a changed class schedule because of the continuing COVID-19 ... Read more

Byron York: Biden’s vice presidential search underscores age problem

By Byron York An article in Politico got a lot of buzz in Washington, D.C., by reporting that Sen. Kamala Harris might not be a ... Read more

John Hood: Founder of Hood seminary, Livingstone deserving of monument

By John Hood RALEIGH — If you’ve lived in North Carolina for even a few years, you’ve probably formed an opinion about whether statues and ... Read more

Gary Pearce: How should voters view polls after 2016?

By Gary Pearce “The polls were wrong in 2016. Why should I believe them now?” The more polls you see this year, the more you’ll ... Read more

Letter: The South lost; get over it

Why am I not surprised that Faith would love to be the repository for the Fame statue? After all, history tells us that Faith was ... Read more

Letter: Post made bad photo choice

Dr. Darren Lambert, the senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Salisbury, has been at our church for less than one month. I am very ... Read more

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