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Guest columns

Francis Koster: Let’s all take a deep breath and help our kids

S chools are often the heart of communities.  My own memories of primary school included time spent playing dodgeball on the playground,  my excitement when ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, March 7, 2021 12:00 am

Letters

Letter: Get the vaccine or don’t expect to be treated

This letter is addressed to anyone who has decided NOT to get the recommended COVID-19 vaccine to prevent more hospitalizations and deaths locally and around ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, March 7, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

My Turn, Ted Goins: Direct care workers deserve a living wage

We entrust many of our precious elders and many other adults and children to direct care workers. Health and human services providers desperately want to ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, March 7, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

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

by Post Opinion, Friday, March 5, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

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

by Post Opinion, Friday, March 5, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

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

by Post Opinion, Friday, March 5, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

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

by Post Opinion, Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

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

by Post Opinion, Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

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

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

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

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

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

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

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

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

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

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

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

by Post Opinion, Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:00 am

College

Livingstone’s Stoutamire inducted into 2021 CIAA Hall of Fame

Livingstone News Service   SALISBURY — Johnny Stoutamire Jr. of Livingstone College was inducted into the 2021 CIAA John B. McLendon Hall of Fame Class ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

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

by Post Opinion, Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

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

by Post Opinion, Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

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

by Post Opinion, Friday, February 26, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

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

by Post Opinion, Friday, February 26, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

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

by Post Opinion, Friday, February 26, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

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

by Post Opinion, Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

Sharon Randall: Keeping close to family

By Sharon Randall Have you ever read a letter that made you tremble like leaves on a poplar? My grandmother raised 10 children, nine high-spirited ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

Gary Pearce: Was Burr’s vote revenge or statesmanship?

By Gary Pearce Maybe Sen. Richard Burr’s “guilty” vote in Donald Trump’s trial was revenge on Trump for Trump getting revenge on him. Or maybe ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Other voices: What if higher turnout helps Republicans?

Election law disputes have dominated North Carolina politics for a decade as Republican lawmakers have sought to restrict voting and Democrats have sought to make ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

John Hood: Picking winners is for losers

By John Hood RALEIGH — When it comes to giving out business incentives, you won’t find North Carolina at the top of the list. Don’t ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Leonard Pitts: ‘I do not believe unity is possible’

Uh-oh. Joe Biden is talking unity again. It came last week at a CNN town hall in Milwaukee in response to a question about how ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, February 21, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

Clyde: Get out, get digging

By Clyde Be careful what you dig up. Dirt from the Anglo-Saxon “dritan” literally means excrement. When’s the last time you stepped in any or ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, February 21, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

Francis Koster: What will catching COVID-19 cost you?

By Francis Koster America’s health insurance system is like a ratty old quilt.  If your body is covered by the thick part of the quilt, ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, February 21, 2021 12:00 am

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