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

It came with a sigh of relief. After months of hard work on the Post’s annual Spirit of Rowan publication, we had finally sent it ... Read more

15 hours ago by Josh Bergeron.

Editorial: County releases important local data about COVID-19

It should have come as a dose of reality last week when the Rowan County Health Department released the average age of people diagnosed here ... Read more

15 hours ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Steven Fisher: Banks across nation are ready for pandemic

By Steven Fisher As a 110-year old community bank, nothing is more important than the safety and health of our employees, customers and communities. F&M ... Read more

15 hours ago by Post Opinion.

Thomas Mills: Democrats should avoid blame game now

By Thomas Mills This week, Gallup released polls showing President Donald Trump’s approval ratings improving by about five points. By a large margin, people approve ... Read more

15 hours ago by Post Opinion.

Francis Koster: Credit system will be useful in downturn

By Francis Koster The coronavirus is going to impact our local economy for several years. Just because the federal government has taken some steps this ... Read more

15 hours ago by Post Opinion.

Letter: Military man deserves thanks

Thank you to the gentleman in military fatigues that came to my aid in Walmart. I was buying groceries for my 88-year-old mom through the ... Read more

15 hours ago by Post Letters.

Letters: Medicaid expansion needed now

I am heartened by letters where people are taking the coronavirus seriously.    This deadly and proliferating virus is certainly pointing out some of the ... Read more

15 hours ago by Post Letters.

Gotta’ Run: There is always something good

While all of us have been limited by the state and national response to the coronavirus, we are still fortunate. Yes, we are! I will ... Read more

15 hours ago by David Freeze.

Ann Farabee — Bless you

By Ann Farabee Bless you. We say it in daily conversation. We say it in the church. We say it to those grieving or suffering. ... Read more

15 hours ago by Post Lifestyles.

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

By Elaine Spalding Rowan County Chamber of Commerce One of my mentors in the Chamber of Commerce industry used to say, “Chambers do what most ... Read more

15 hours ago by Post Opinion.

Ann Coulter: How do we flatten panic curve?

By Ann Coulter If, as the evidence suggests, COVID-19 is enormously dangerous to people with certain medical conditions and those over 70 years old and ... Read more

15 hours ago by Post Opinion.

Letter: Everyone needs to do their part

I am so shocked to hear about the number of COVID-19 cases in Rowan County. I would like to say that I believe that this ... Read more

15 hours ago by Post Letters.

Quotes of the week: ‘Just a given’

“I’m not saying we’re priding ourselves on that, it’s just a given that it is happening” — Terry Osborne, the Rowan-Kannapolis ABC manager on increasing ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Opinion.

Talkback, what online readers are saying about …

Restaurants struggle with mandated take-out, delivery … Everyone on Facebook: Go out of your way to support locally-owned, non-big-chain restaurants. Everyone in real life: Hour-long ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Opinion.

Letter: Salisbury loses one of its best in Rachel Ross

This past week, Salisbury lost one of its most gracious and loveliest ladies. Rachel Ross was a true blessing to all those who knew and ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Letters.

Letter: Returning, incoming talent could mean better season

Congratulations are certainly in order to Lakai Brice, Rowan County’s 2019-2020 girls coach of the year. Brice’s young and talented hoopsters enjoyed an amazing and ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Letters.

Byron York: Biden catches up while rest of world deals with crisis

By Byron York Give Joe Biden some credit. On Jan. 27, he published an op-ed in USA Today recognizing that the coronavirus outbreak could become ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Opinion.

Editorial: Responses start rolling in to US Census; more still needed

While much of the public’s attention is rightly on the coronavirus, Salisbury and Rowan County cannot forget about the U.S. Census, which is ongoing. People ... Read more

4 days ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: County should look to provide more data on COVID-19

When it comes to releasing information about the coronavirus outbreak, Rowan County should emulate its southern neighbors. Both Cabarrus and Mecklenburg County have released data ... Read more

5 days ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Letter: Time to remove President Trump from office

It’s time. The 25th Amendment is there for a reason. The president is blithely babbling about trading deaths for money. He doesn’t and likely cannot ... Read more

5 days ago by Post Letters.

Letter: Some things to learn from COVID-19 outbreak

We may learn some things from the pandemic. • Don’t waste food • Don’t waste toilet paper • Washing our hands was more important than ... Read more

5 days ago by Post Letters.

John Hood: Deregulation has place in COVID-19 crisis

By John Hood RALEIGH — As North Carolina and other states inch towards increasingly draconian measures in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are all ... Read more

5 days ago by Post Opinion.

David Freeze: Biking journey across all 50 states hits its end

The Big Island of Hawaii is the nation’s largest island, with an area of 4,028 square miles. It has the world’s tallest mountain from ocean ... Read more

6 days ago by David Freeze.

Letter: Burr took right steps after questions arose

I have known Sen. Richard Burr for more than 30 years. In my opinion, there is not a more honest, conscientious, hard-working public official in ... Read more

6 days ago by Post Letters.

Letter: Words to use if tired of hearing about virus

If you’re tired of hearing about the coronavirus, here are 30 words you should try to use in the coming days: • hope • rejuvenation ... Read more

6 days ago by Post Letters.

Gary Pearce: Socialism goes viral amid coronavirus crisis

By Gary Pearce Coronavirus may not make us all sick, but it may make us all socialists. Washington is suddenly awash in ideas that some ... Read more

6 days ago by Post Opinion.

Editorial: Free lunch should continue after crisis

Already, our community has learned valuable lessons about itself as the nation’s coronavirus crisis continues. It will continue to learn new lessons as well. At ... Read more

6 days ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Letter: President must lead country through crisis or resign

I feel like regular letter writer Randy Biggerstaff, but I just can’t help myself. Sorry. President Donald Trump just announced he wanted a bailout for ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

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