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Josh Bergeron: Health must be reopening task force’s first priority

Ready or not, Rowan County is ready to “reopen” for business. And the “reopening” has some major cheerleaders in the form of the Rowan County ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Editorial: Cheerwine event should serve as example for digital events

There’s something nice about enjoying an ice cold Cheerwine and some local food in downtown Salisbury while listening to hit songs with thousands of our ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

John Hood: Treat government aid as shock absorber

By John Hood So far, the federal government has agreed to borrow some $4 billion and then transfer the money to North Carolina state and ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Cal Thomas: Fear shouldn’t interfere with lives

By Cal Thomas The choice before us seems to be no choice at all: stay inside and have no human contact with another soul, keep ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Cal Thomas.

Leonard Pitts: America can still kill itself

By Leonard Pitts Eighteen-year-old Dameon Shepard was playing video games when the mob came to his door. Some were carrying guns. It must’ve felt like ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Leonard Pitts.

Ferrel Guillory: North Carolina’s own lessons in confronting crisis

By Ferrel Guillory  “Never let a good crisis go to waste,’’ the Italian Prince Machiavelli reportedly said and so, apparently, did Winston Churchill. The old ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

My turn, Tarik Woods: Sen. Ford shares misinformation about masks

By Tarik Woods Recently, our NC District 33 Sen. Carl Ford shared a headline from The Hill written by Joseph Guzman that claimed the World ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

John Hood: Education debate doesn’t need to be vicious

By John Hood RALEIGH — North Carolina’s economy is opening up after nearly two months of lockdown. I wish the reopening was faster, broader, and ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Sharon Randall: Lessons learned while at home

By Sharon Randall What do you do when you’ve done all you need or want to do? Before the coronavirus quarantine, I never asked myself ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Josh Bergeron: More public data needed about economic decline

The systems we use to measure our economy simply aren’t built for the rapid economic decline our community, state and country have seen. From early ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

My Turn, M.H. Clements: Lessons he’s learned in virus isolation

By M.H. Clements Being among crowds can be dangerous. Witness the stories of vacationers on cruise ships, crowded sidewalks, theaters and sports arenas. Recognize, then, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Cal Thomas: More threats exist from China than coronavirus disease

By Cal Thomas The destruction of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the subsequent demise of the Soviet Union two years later lulled the West ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Cal Thomas.

My Turn, Gary Hauze: Stay home, no matter how long it takes

By Gary Hauze Recently, I received word from a that an aunt’s granddaughter and her husband died of COVID-19 in northeast Pennsylvania. They died 3 ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Clyde: Call COVID-19 what you like

By Clyde Here are some metaphors for the COVID-19 outbreak: •  Another bump in the road construction on the well-traveled Newsome Road path. •   ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Gary Pearce: Unsettled times with uncertain politics

By Gary Pearce Political pollsters often use a caveat that their audiences often ignore: “If the election were today.” The 2020 election is not today. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Melanie Denton: Changes will come to visits during phase one

By Melaine Denton Medical offices ranging from Dentists to gynecologists, allergists and eye doctors have all been shut down or working with very limited capacity ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

John Hood: Debt incurred now only delays when bill is due

By John Hood RALEIGH — Set aside for the moment how quickly and to what extent North Carolina and other states should reopen our economies. ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Guest column: Piedmont Players bids farewell to Leonard

By Lori Van Wallendael As Piedmont Players Theatre bids farewell to our Resident Director, Reid Leonard, we want to thank him on behalf of this ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Sharon Randall: Teachers find ways to connect

By Sharon Randall The first time I set foot in her classroom, I spotted it right away: She was born to teach. I remember that ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Josh Bergeron: Lesson for public in Citadel’s story

To hear Sherri Stoltzfus tell it was hard. When she learned that a majority of the 138 residents of the Citadel and dozens of staff ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

My turn, Larry Efird: Teacher’s journal of the plague year

By Larry Efird Oftentimes, I’m amazed at how well classical literature relates to the needs of the modern world. I suppose I shouldn’t be, but ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Ada Fisher: More to come from coronavirus

To open or not open, that is the question. Whether it is nobler to save a nation’s economy and essence for its survival in reopening ... Read more

1 month ago by Ada Fisher.

Gary Pearce: COVID-19 boosts Cooper’s re-election campaign

By Gary Pearce Like many governors, Roy Cooper gets good poll ratings for handling the COVID-19 crisis. Unlike most other Governors, Cooper is running for ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

My Turn, Shari Keller: Give thanks to forgotten front line

By Shari Keller As COVID-19 impacts our daily life and our local economy, it reaches the most vulnerable — our seniors. How do we as ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

John Hood: Gov. Cooper’s reopening plan moves too slowly

By John Hood RALEIGH — At an April 23 press conference, Gov. Roy Cooper gave a reasonable explanation of what led him to institute North ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Clyde: What lights the distance?

By Clyde Sometimes, it seems the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel gets a little dimmer and a little farther way, but without ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Sharon Randall: Nana’s top 10 tips on life

By Sharon Randall It was the first birthday of my first child’s first child. That’s a lot of firsts. I wanted to spend it with ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

My turn, Bill Graham: Clean energy is part of solution

By Bill Graham These are uncertain times. People are understandably concerned — concerned about their jobs, concerned about their health and concerned about their future. ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

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