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Legislators: County’s priority projects ‘out the door’ …

Lower income people cannot afford daily living expenses and insurance. Either way they go is hardship. Are you not responsible to see your constituents are able to live and reach for the American dream?

— George W. Benson

There are plenty of funds available to pay for Medicaid expansion. If Sen. Carl Ford and his cronies would stop trying to choke off government by restricting tax revenues in completely unnecessary ways, expansion is paid for, and then some.

— Rob Faggart

Letter: Trump used power properly, didn’t abuse it

Has there ever been a conspiracy theory that the Trumper community has not bought into?

— Eric Marsh

… Candidates talk future of space at West End Plaza

Remember, this is the same Craig Pierce who said county residents needed to shut up and let him make the decisions, the same one who came down from the dais at a county commissioner’s meeting and ripped into local educators for standing up for their professions and the same commissioner who has made negative comments about women voters. Yet, he is now portraying himself as an integral part of this atmosphere of cooperation and collaboration on the board?

— Eric Shock

Recreation centers keep legacy of Evans, Miller, Hall alive

Fred Evans was the real deal. A great man and mentor.

— David Ramsey

My Turn: Alexander’s, Post’s arguments on designation …

Clearly, the motivation was for the 50% tax break that the local taxpayer must now pay.

That ordinance needs to be amended. It is unfair to taxpayers and is likely to be applied discriminatorily. Otherwise, almost every house in Salisbury will qualify.

—David Post

Ask us: What happens if RSS student damages …

You have that much money to lose but want everyone to help with school supplies. Sounds like that money could be reallocated and used practically instead of being “lost/stolen.” Poorly managed program along with the school system itself.

— Mark Cantrell

… Legislators say they want to be proactive with job growth

I can appreciate the thoughts and efforts of our state level representatives.

As we all know, the term “proactive” has been thrown around for many years. The term has often been used but the user didn’t have a clue as to what it really meant to be totally driven by the term.

— Danny Patterson

RSS keeps valedictorian and salutatorian …

The current designations affect a small handful of high-achieving students who are already college-bound successes.

Wouldn’t the board’s focus now be better directed towards lifting up students who are not meeting academic expectations?

— Jeff Morris

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Coronavirus

RSS needs 25,000 bags a day for meals delivered

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: Temporary break from county’s optimism-inducing period

Business

Before Cooper’s order, some area residents navigated local stay-at-home orders

Editorials

Editorial: County releases important local data about COVID-19

College

College basketball: Former Carson star Hairston has 8 offers

High School

Basketball: North grad Mitchell making a difference in Charlotte

Coronavirus

COVID-19 to dominate agenda of Monday school board meeting

Business

‘Silent helpers’: Local costume company manager making masks for nurses, doctors

Business

Trinity Oaks making the most of quarantine

Business

Steven Fisher: Banks across nation are ready for pandemic

Columnists

Thomas Mills: Democrats should avoid blame game now

Local

Rowan County leaders urge residents to participate in census

Local

Liz Moomey: Historic Salisbury Foundation scavenger hunt connects to city’s past

Columnists

Francis Koster: Credit system will be useful in downturn

Lifestyle

Ester Marsh column: Staying active (and sane) through the pandemic

Letters

Letter: Military man deserves thanks

Coronavirus

Coronavirus effects on sports: Clemson QB Lawrence restarts virus fundraising

Farm & Garden

Blackwelder column: Dr. Koontz has passion for orchids

Lifestyle

An enlightening interview about the Civil War in Rowan County

Letters

Letters: Medicaid expansion needed now

David Freeze

Gotta’ Run: There is always something good

Columnists

Ann Farabee — Bless you

Business

Elaine Spalding: Rowan in prime location to recover from COVID-19 crisis

Columnists

Ann Coulter: How do we flatten panic curve?