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April 20, 2021


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My Turn, Kenneth L. Hardin: COVID-19 came to visit me, too

By Kenneth L. Hardin As hard as I’ve tried over the last year to avoid it, I had the opportunity to meet COVID-19 personally last ... Read more

Editorial: Vaccine tourism for Rowan County?

For years, Rowan County officials have worked hard to make the community an attractive place to live, work and visit. There have been meetings, focus ... Read more

Carl Blankenship: Pollen and prejudice make their return

‘Tis the season for the greater Piedmont to transform into a green-tinted pollenscape thanks to the wonders of plant reproduction. It is the least wonderful ... Read more

Clyde: Get out of your hibernaculum 

By Clyde Ah, the first signs of spring — groundhog sightings, the first warm day, the first worm in a mud puddle and the long-awaited ... Read more

Nalini Joseph: Children deserve to live in bubbles of safety

By Nalini Joseph Human trafficking and sexual exploitation of children does not appear to be going away in Rowan County.  The Charlotte metro area consistently ... Read more

Letter: McCrory might win for U.S. Senate

Thursday’s front page article failed to mention that Pat McCrory, newly announced U.S. Senate candidate, is a 1978 graduate of Catawba College. I would not ... Read more

Letter: Make sure US Foreign Service has resources it needs

As a retired member of the U.S. Foreign Service, I was proud to represent America in five countries over my 32 years of service. I ... Read more

Josh Bergeron: Time to go digital on letters, columns

I got started on writing in newspapers earlier than most. My first published piece of writing was an illustrated book for a class project in ... Read more

Letter: Salisbury Police, do something

A man who shot himself accidentally was reported in the Thursday edition of the Salisbury Post. This man was in a Food Lion when he ... Read more

Letter: Move on from incomplete history, work together toward improvement

My grandfather was in the Civil War. My father’s father, William Washington Thomas, was born near Rocky Mount in 1852. When he was 12 years ... Read more

Editorial: Questions still unresolved about K-9 incident

For reporters, sending public records requests can sometimes feel a little like tossing paper into a never-ending black hole. That’s particularly true for state and ... Read more

Letter: Oregon initiative misguided

I’ve been quiet lately, putting away politics and focusing on writing more novels (many are happy that I faded away). However, I have to respond ... Read more

Steven V. Roberts: Turning pain into purpose

When I read about the senseless killing of Daunte Wright by a Minnesota police officer, I thought of my friends Isaac Cudjoe and Kevin Isabelle-Peete. ... Read more

Byron York: Democratic pollsters acknowledge: we nearly lost

Just six months ago — it seems like so much longer — many Democrats were supremely confident about their prospects in the 2020 election. Some ... Read more

Quotes of the week

“If your house is on fire, someone is coming.” — Deborah Horne, Rowan County fire marshal on a scare tactic presented in fundraising letter that ... Read more

Letter: ‘Fame’ compromise may be best solution

With reference to the continuing public debate on our “Fame” angel monument and on behalf of concerned citizens, we believe we may have awakened a ... Read more

Editorial: No more waiting needed; it’s every adult’s turn

How will health officials reach the rest of the population? Rowan County finds itself just a few spots higher than the worst vaccination rate in ... Read more

Thomas Mills: Trump primary takes shape in North Carolina

Editor’s note: The following are excerpts from recent columns by Thomas Mills, founder and publisher of, on his website.  By Thomas Mills It’s very ... Read more

Letter: Time to acknowledge primary reason for war

In Savannah, Georgia, on March 21, 1861, barely three months after South Carolina seceded from the Union, newly minted Vice President of the Confederacy Alexander ... Read more

Letter: Democrats take Black Americans for granted

I have to keep it short. First, to the Black community, I grew up playing football where I was the only white playing. Some are ... Read more

Gary Pearce: FDR to LBJ to Joe Biden

By Gary Pearce Joe Biden’s surprisingly progressive presidency looks more like Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson than his more recent Democratic predecessors — ... Read more

DG Martin: Quirky characters work to save Hatteras Lighthouse in novel

By D.G. Martin Do you remember back in 1999 when the Hatteras Lighthouse was moved about 1,000 yards to escape  the rising ocean? A happy ... Read more

John Hood: Corporate tax should be priority

By John Hood RALEIGH — North Carolina state government is headed into the 2021-22 fiscal year with nearly $5 billion in unanticipated revenue and unencumbered ... Read more

Letter: No silence until rest of us have a voice

Oh, good, Ed Norvell, who is about the only person other than City Council who has had a voice in deciding the new location for ... Read more

Letter: Explanations are made simpler for children

In reply to the letter to the editor published Thursday titled “Why not find a place for ‘Fame’ in the park,” Mrs. Davison, with your ... Read more

Sharon Randall: Praying for better COVID-free days

By Sharon Randall It’s been so long since I’ve traveled anywhere. I’ve almost forgotten how to pack. Thirty years ago, on April 23, 1991, my ... Read more

Letter: Appointments needed for license renewals

Did you know that the Department of Motor Vehicles is no longer sending reminders about renewing your driver’s license? Did you know that you can ... Read more

My Turn, Kendal Mobley: ‘Fame’ referendum, other assumptions based on false premises

By Kendal Mobley Several recent letters to the Post have called for a referendum to reconsider the relocation of the Confederate monument known as “Fame.” ... Read more

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