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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

4 days ago by Post Opinion.

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

4 days ago by Post Opinion.

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

5 days ago by Post Opinion.

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

5 days ago by Post Opinion.

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

6 days ago by Post Opinion.

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

6 days ago by Post Opinion.

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

6 days ago by Post Opinion.

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

1 week ago by Post Opinion.

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

1 week ago by Post Opinion.

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

1 week ago by Post Opinion.

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

2 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

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

2 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

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

2 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

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

2 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

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

2 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

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

2 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Nalini Joseph: How do you measure your child’s success?

By Nalini Joseph Best practices. Code of conduct. Operations manual. Office procedures. Do these phrases sound familiar?  If so, that’s because you have worked in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

My Turn, Karen Lilly-Bowyer: Face facts on landmark moratorium

By Karen Lilly-Bowyer I would like to thank Al Heggins and Tamera Sheffield for their vote to continue the Salisbury Historic Landmark Designation Program.  Thank ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Gary Pearce: School reopening debate strains old ties

By Gary Pearce One of North Carolina’s most enduring political alliances — teachers and the Democratic Party — is being tested by today’s debate over ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

DG Martin: Do you want a workhorse or show horse?

By D.G. Martin Do you want your congressional representative to be a “workhorse” or a “show horse?” In the recently released fourth revised edition of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

John Hood: Sales tax hike is unneeded

By John Hood When North Carolina Democrats are in power, their go-to source of new revenue is to raise sales taxes. Oh, I realize you’ve ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Sharon Randall: Friendships pick up where they left off

By Sharon Randall The first time I saw her was on the playground. It was my first day in second grade in a new school. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Nalini Joseph: Take risks, recover from defeats for greatness

I was watching an interview with Vinodh Khosla, the Indian American venture capitalist who founded Sun Microsystems. He spoke in his interview about failure, and ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

My Turn, Larry Efird: How about being pro-humanity?

By Larry Efird I was rummaging through some old pictures while decluttering my classroom recently, and I came across a vintage campaign poster which silently ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

My Turn, Bradley Bethel: Congressman Budd fails to tell the truth

By Bradley Bethel Ted Budd has been making my job more difficult for months. The third-term U.S. congressman represents North Carolina’s redrawn 13th district, where ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Gary Pearce: Is 100-county tour the path to U.S. Senate victory?

By Gary Pearce When Jeff Jackson jumped into the 2022 Senate race, he revived an old staple of North Carolina politics, the “100 county campaign.” ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

D.G. Martin: When do we change names, history?

By D.G. Martin Last week, the Raleigh City Council removed the historic designation of Wakestone, the former home of Josephus Daniels. That action is just ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

John Hood: Nonprofits must go the distance

By John Hood RALEIGH — The COVID-19 crisis has brought death, economic destruction and wrenching social change. As a combination of post-illness immunity and rising ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

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