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Cal Cunningham: COVID-19 crisis sends urgent call to action

By Cal Cunningham Growing up across the river in Lexington, I learned at a young age that when neighbors talk to neighbors, we can figure ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, July 10, 2020 12:10 am

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Gary Pearce: Should popular vote decide president?

By Gary Pearce From police to portraits and from statues to school buildings, Americans are taking a new look at our racial — and racist ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:00 am

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Ada Fisher: World can’t be put on lockdown until vaccine is found

To open or not to open, that is the question. Food, clothing and shelter are major markers in Maslow’s hierarchy of needs considered essential services. ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:00 am

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D.G. Martin: Hail to the Redskins, or what?

By D.G. Martin What would Joe Oxendine say to the Washington NFL football team about its nickname? Oxendine, a proud Lumbee Indian and a personal ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 12:00 am

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Sharon Randall column: Freeway to freedom

By Sharon Randall Few things are as terrifying as driving for hours on a freeway surrounded by bumper-to-bumper bats out of hell. I was headed ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 12:00 am

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John Hood: Choice should guide school reopening

By John Hood RALEIGH — If you are among the minority of North Carolinians who haven’t supported the expansion of parental choice in education over ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 12:00 am

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My Turn, Francis Koster: Racism played out in 1960s basic training

By Francis Koster As a child, I have no memory of seeing a person of color in Lakewood, Ohio, the small town where I grew ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:00 am

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Byron York: Next election could determine DC statehood

By Byron York The drive to make Washington, D.C., a state has been a favorite of some Democrats for years. Why wouldn’t it be? If ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, July 3, 2020 12:00 am

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Harrison Peel: Tillis owes voters real answers

By Harrison Peel Sen. Thom Tillis claims he is listening to locals during the coronavirus crisis, but for the sake of young voters across the ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:00 am

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Steve Roberts: Trump risks best re-election argument with immigration agenda

By Steve Roberts John Bolton, the former national security adviser, writes in his new book that President Trump makes decisions based on only one calculation: ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:00 am

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John Hood: Progressive politicians damage downtowns

By John Hood RALEIGH — Conventional wisdom has it that progressives champion urbanity and conservatives disdain it. There’s some truth to that. Progressives are far ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:00 am

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Talkback: What readers say about mask mandate

Editor’s note: The Post solicited comments about the state’s new mask mandate through an online survey for a story published Sunday (“Locals react to start ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:10 am

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Sharon Randall column: Call me Mamanana

By Sharon Randall Children don’t stay children forever. They grow up and move on with their lives. That is as it should be. But when ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:00 am

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Bob Orr: How to interpret Black Lives Matter

By Bob Orr Once again, a prominent leader in North Carolina is coming under intense criticism for responding to a “Black Lives Matter” inquiry with ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, June 28, 2020 12:00 am

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Ministers issue challenge for change in Rowan County

By the Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship of  Rowan County To the community of Salisbury and Rowan County, we the Interdenominational Ministerial Fellowship (IMF) greet you in ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, June 28, 2020 12:00 am

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Thom Tillis: Town halls provide invaluable feedback

By Thom Tillis The COVID-19 pandemic has presented incredible challenges for North Carolinians, including public health risks from the virus and the stress of the ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, June 26, 2020 12:00 am

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Ada Fisher: Let statues stand to remind of who we were

By Ada Fisher The pulling down of the statue of George Washington, the nation’s first and one of its most revered presidents, in Portland, Oregon, ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, June 26, 2020 12:00 am

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My Turn, Ann Brownlee: Council abandoned laws, procedures in voting to move monument

By Ann Brownlee Efforts in recent weeks to address the conundrum of the Confederate monument have brought out the worst in at least some City ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:00 am

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Gary Pearce: Politics, religion inextricably linked

Race and religion have always shaped America’s politics. Race now dominates the 2020 debate, but religion will play a crucial role. It always does. Churches ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:00 am

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My Turn, Larry Efird: Working to understand Black Lives Matter movement

“English is weird. It can be understood through tough, thorough, thought though.”  By Larry Efird As a teacher, I naturally see the humor and the ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:00 am

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John Hood: Economic recovery moving too slow in NC

By John Hood RALEIGH — During the month of May, 38 states saw their unemployment rates drop as governments eased COVID-19 restrictions and allowed more ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:00 am

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Sharon Randall column: The bubble of life

By Sharon Randall So, how big is your bubble? That’s a strange question I never dreamed I’d ask anyone. But lately, it seems, I’m asking ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:00 am

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My Turn, B.D. Robinson: Proposed new ‘Fame’ location requires city funding

By B.D. Robinson For the Salisbury Post Recent discussion on the fate of the “Fame” statute has centered on its proposed relocation to the historic ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:00 am

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Byron York: Why the disparity in coronavirus rules?

By Byron York As the country struggles to vanquish coronavirus, Americans are witnessing a bizarre phenomenon in which some authorities tolerate and even praise highly ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:00 am

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Tamara Sheffield: Some public comments Tuesday were out of order

Editor’s note: The following is an edited version of an email that Councilwoman Tamara Sheffield sent to other council members and city officials last week ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:00 am

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My Turn, Carol Pomeroy: Statue shouldn’t honor ancestors in middle of town

By Carol Pomeroy I, as a white woman, stand in solidarity with the Black community. A white policeman was allowed to murder a Black man ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:00 am

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Gary Freeze: Buffalo sculpture reminds of long-ago Rowan residents

By Gary Freeze The American buffalo standing beside the Rowan Museum is more than just a pretty face (pretty, that is, if you are into ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, June 19, 2020 12:00 am

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DG Martin: Time for new name for Fort Bragg?

By D.G. Martin Should Fort Bragg keep on being Fort Bragg? Or do we need another name for North Carolina’s largest military base? I got ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:00 am

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