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March 6, 2021


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Quotes of the week

“It is important to understand that police K-9s are trained to use force against criminal suspects and the handler must ensure that they have complete ... Read more

Steven V. Roberts: Trust science, not unions

“The challenge facing our schools is unprecedented,” said candidate Joe Biden last July. “President Trump has made it much worse. We had a window to ... Read more

Byron York column: White House is in denial about border crisis

During the 2020 campaign, candidate Joe Biden promised to undo President Donald Trump’s border security policies. He pledged to halt all deportations for 100 days ... Read more

My Turn, Tarik Woods: What are we afraid of?

By Tarik Woods Let’s begin with the biggest concession: $1.9 trillion is a lot of cash. It was an enormous amount when our Congress passed ... Read more

Letter: Occupational licensing goes too far

I was very happy to see in “Barber earns registered status” on 1C in Sunday’s Salisbury Post about Daniel King being able to pursue his ... Read more

Letter: Solutions to Walmart problem

Walmart has employed many types of security over the years, some better than others. Possible solutions to problems described in Sunday’s article on 1A “Volume ... Read more

Genia Woods: Let’s talk about good news in Salisbury

By Genia Woods As my first column in the Salisbury Post, I must thank Editor Josh Bergeron for this opportunity. Also as a member of ... Read more

Editorial: No minority status lesser than another

That the color of a Jewish person’s skin is white has no bearing on the fact that he or she is a minority in America. ... Read more

Letter: Politicians hypocritical on minimum wage

Question: what right does Congress, the president or the Supreme Court have to legislate wages for the business community? The minimum wage concept is just ... Read more

Letter: Are double standards involved?

Why do people let their dogs bark knowing the residents are night workers? You call it in. No response. Then there’s a family close by. ... Read more

Gary Pearce: What’s Gov. Roy Cooper’s secret?

By Gary Pearce A national reporter recently wrote a flattering article about Governor Roy Cooper, but seemed flummoxed by Cooper’s political success. In “What Does ... Read more

Editorial: More answers needed about K-9 video

The public is owed more answers about a training incident involving a police department K-9. A video that appeared to be filmed with a smartphone ... Read more

Dallas Woodhouse: Two key senate Democrats cave to keep schools closed

By Dallas Woodhouse North Carolina Senate Republicans failed to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of Senate Bill 37, which would have forced local school districts ... Read more

Guest columnists: Bill would ensure recognition for all wounded veterans

By Sarah Verardo and Rep. David Willis An Alive Day marks the day a service member nearly died in combat but through the modernization of ... Read more

John Hood: Reduce health cost, not just price

By John Hood RALEIGH — Too many North Carolinians lack access to the medical services they need. One possible response, as we have heard incessantly ... Read more

Sharon Randall: Recipe for memories

By Sharon Randall What are the foods that you can only taste in memories? Your mother’s biscuits? Your dad’s eggnog? The mud pies you made ... Read more

Editorial: What project will be ‘the next big thing’ in Salisbury?

What’s the next big thing in Salisbury? What new project will generate a large amount of community excitement along with new jobs, living spaces or ... Read more

Letter: On Texas and COVID-19 deaths

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott went on Fox, and deflected blame as usual and took a shot at a non-existent “Green New Deal.” Let them set ... Read more

Letter: Counting hours of daylight

I reckon if Dick A. Richards ever gets tired of writing letters, he can get him a job at the radio station figuring out how ... Read more

Francis Koster: Balancing life, liberty, pursuit of happiness

By Francis Koster As I listen to intense discussions between various political tribes as they debate about the spread of COVID-19 verses excessive government regulation, ... Read more

Nalini Joseph: Cancel culture dangerous for children

By Nalini Joseph While I was doing a little online research on cancel culture, I found a few things that disturbed me about this new ... Read more

My Turn, Pam Coffield: Traffic lanes shouldn’t be reduced in Downtown Main Street Plan

By Pam Hylton Coffield The first phase of the Downtown Main Street Plan proposes changing North and South Main streets to three lanes instead of ... Read more

Quotes of the week

“We’ve got to be thankful for whatever we can get right now. Not every year do you have to deal with a pandemic. The city, ... Read more

Byron York: What were rioters thinking?

It’s one of the most basic questions of the U.S. Capitol riot investigation: What was the rioters’ plan? What did they think was going to ... Read more

Steven V. Roberts: Take half a loaf

President Biden faces a tough choice on immigration. Does he accept compromises that advance some, but not all, items on his reform agenda? Or does ... Read more

Letter: Now not the time to loosen restrictions

In response to an editorial published Sunday (“Cooper should make changes to COVID-19 rules”), no, Cooper does not need to lessen any restrictions. N.C. is ... Read more

Laurels: Broadband in rural areas should be accompanied by talk about competition, regulation

Laurel to local legislators’ stances in support of broadband expansion into more rural areas such as the far southeastern corner of Rowan County. It shouldn’t ... Read more

Ada Fisher: Revisionist Black history leaves things out

By Ada Fisher The recent action taken by the Quaker Oats family of products to change the name of Aunt Jemima to the Pearl Milling ... Read more

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