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September 26, 2020

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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

2 days ago by Post Opinion.

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

2 days ago by Post Opinion.

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

3 days ago by Post Opinion.

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

3 days ago by Post Opinion.

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

4 days ago by Post Opinion.

Josh Bergeron: Aim no lower than fundamental change

There’s something different about these educators, Stacey Gershkovich told a Rowan County Chamber of Commerce meeting on Thursday. “When I met Lynn (Moody) and I ... Read more

6 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Leonard Pitts: Let’s talk about crime in Chicago

By Leonard Pitts This is for the people who keep asking me about Chicago. Other cities too, sometimes, but it is mostly the City of ... Read more

6 days ago by Leonard Pitts.

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

6 days ago by Post Opinion.

Cal Thomas: Why so much anger in politics?

By Cal Thomas There was a time in America, unknown or not experienced by people under the age of 50, when politics was a contact ... Read more

6 days ago by Cal Thomas.

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

1 week ago by Post Opinion.

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

1 week ago by Post Opinion.

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

1 week ago by Post Opinion.

Josh Bergeron: Pandemic-induced lesson in being healthy

For at least one person in Salisbury, the loosening of state mandates that allowed gyms to reopen came with a painful lesson in moderation. That ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

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

2 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

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

2 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Gary Pearce: Ghost of election years past haunts Democrats

By Gary Pearce Democrats are haunted this year by election ghosts. They’re suffering a form of PTSD: past-Tuesdays stress disorder. They’re haunted by 1968: “The ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

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

3 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

John Hood: Former slave blazed trail for writers

RALEIGH — You surely recognize the name Frederick Douglass and know the major role he played in American history after escaping his enslavement in Maryland ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Cal Thomas: Another day older, another deeper in debt

By Cal Thomas The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reports the American government will soon reach a debt level equaling its entire gross domestic product. It ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Cal Thomas.

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

3 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Josh Bergeron: For Rowan County Fair, the show can’t go on

When the governor last week announced that gathering restrictions would be loosened as part of a series of changes, I began to wonder about events ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

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

3 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

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

3 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

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

3 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

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

3 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

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

3 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

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

3 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

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

3 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

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