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Greg Edds: Recommit to respect, common decency in Rowan County

By Greg Edds Last week we all watched in disbelief as a Minneapolis police officer callously took the life of Minnesota resident George Floyd. Our ... Read more

9 hours ago by Post Opinion.

Charles Jeter: Still a Republican, no longer believe in president

By Charles Jeter Gone, baby, gone. Did Trump lose me or did I lose Trump? It’s almost a Dickensian question of conscience in today’s political ... Read more

2 days ago by Post Opinion.

Cal Thomas: Unusual conversation between radio hosts

By Cal Thomas Which of the following would you consider the most unusual and least likely to occur? 1) President Trump calls Speaker Nancy Pelosi ... Read more

2 days ago by Post Opinion.

Editorial: Continue to follow health guidelines on coronavirus

There are members of the crowd of people who were suspicious of COVID-19-induced shutdowns at the start who are now asking about how large gatherings ... Read more

2 days ago by Post Opinion.

Lynn Moody: We are strong together

By Lynn Moody Recent events have brought to light the intolerance that sadly continues to exist in our country.  The Rowan-Salisbury School System remains strong ... Read more

2 days ago by Post Opinion.

Editorial: Salisbury Police make the right call

Salisbury Police made the right call Wednesday by seeking equal justice in an incident that has altered the course of protests in Salisbury. First on ... Read more

3 days ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Letter: Walmart should open more registers

With all the restrictions in place due to the virus, it is about time to do something about Walmart. They usually only have a small ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Letters.

Mitch Kokai: Legislative session should feature a lot of ‘no’

By Mitch Kokai The majority leader in North Carolina’s state Senate offered his colleagues good advice for this year’s legislative session. “We’re going to have to say ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Letters.

Letter: Now is time for resolve, confronting institutional racism

Right now, millions of people across our country are raising their voices in response to the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Letters.

Letter: Why does skin color determine silence, provoke hate?

Why does the color of our skin provoke hate? Why does the color of our skin determine silence or support in times of need? God ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Letters.

My turn, Susan Lee: Public safety not effectively addressed by delaying response

By Susan Lee I respond in appreciation to those who spoke regarding “Fame” at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, to Mayor Pro Tem Heggins for advising ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Opinion.

Letter: Every budget decision has deep impact on quality of life

It’s the time of year again when municipalities and counties draft their annual budgets, and despite frequent assertions to the contrary, the local budgeting process ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Letters.

Letter: Legislature, in fact, approved a budget last year

I strongly encourage people to support the Salisbury Post. I think it’s extremely important to have a source of information on local governments and events. ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Letters.

My turn, Kendal Mobley: Those who benefit from white privilege must move beyond words

By Kendal Mobley George Floyd was born a citizen of the United States. He should have been protected by his Fourth Amendment right to be ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Opinion.

Sharon Randall: Still fighting to ensure freedoms

By Sharon Randall If Norman Rockwell could’ve painted this day, he might’ve called it: “An Average American Family in the Age of COVID-19 in Desperate ... Read more

5 days ago by Post Opinion.

Letter: Fund right of democracy, fully approve elections budget

In this year of extraordinary yet uncertain circumstances, one thing is going to happen: an election on Nov. 3. With that fact in mind and ... Read more

5 days ago by Post Letters.

Letter: Protect elections, make needed money available

Aside from the election of 1864, which was held in the midst of the Civil War, never have the circumstances surrounding an upcoming American election ... Read more

5 days ago by Post Letters.

Hood column: Job losses merit energetic response

By John Hood RALEIGH — North Carolina employers shed 616,000 jobs in March and April, according to the latest establishment survey from the Bureau of ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Editorial: Laurels for police, peace keepers, good citizens

In a chaotic moment on Sunday, there were plenty of laurels to go around for keeping things from escalating. When shots were fired into the ... Read more

5 days ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Leonard Pitts: Floyd’s death raises an old question

By Leonard Pitts “I know you’re asking today, how long will it take?” Thus spake Martin Luther King Jr. at the end of the Selma ... Read more

7 days ago by Leonard Pitts.

Editorial: Rowan-Salisbury Schools can be more strategic about coming school year

This school year, in particular the final few months, were not what Rowan-Salisbury Schools leaders expected from the first year in which its renewal status ... Read more

7 days ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Cal Thomas: Can Biden defend his disturbing pattern?

By Cal Thomas Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told an African American talk show host last week: “If you have a problem figuring out ... Read more

7 days ago by Post Opinion.

Letter: Commissioners must stand in support of accessible voting

A 2020 presidential election will obviously require substantial funding beyond last year’s 2019 municipal elections. As a resident and voter in Rowan County, I expect ... Read more

7 days ago by Post Letters.

Letter: Thomas right to call Trump out

Cal Thomas hit the nail on the head with his comments published on Sunday’s opinion pages about “snake oil” being peddled from the White House ... Read more

7 days ago by Post Letters.

Letter: Difference between military holidays

A friend and I had a conversation recently about the difference between Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day. I found an explanation that I wanted to ... Read more

7 days ago by Post Letters.

Letter: Country will be deep in debt for grandchildren, their kids

Through the years I have read many articles online and on paper about grants that local and state governing bodies receive. Yes, I know often ... Read more

7 days ago by Post Letters.

My turn, Larry Efird: Why we all should love class of 2020

By Larry Efird As I gaze over a sleepy campus without another soul in sight on this late Memorial Day afternoon, there’s almost a holy ... Read more

7 days ago by Post Opinion.

Letter: Keep smiling underneath the mask

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but it’s hard to create a smile when wearing a protective viral mask. Before COVID-19, it was smile and ... Read more

7 days ago by Post Letters.

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