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Guest columnists: History-making access to state, local government records within reach

By Sandy Hurley and Bill Moss  When the 2021 session of the N.C. General Assembly began, passage of legislation to advance public access to records ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Sharon Randall: Magic words for nana

By Sharon Randall A few days ago, I packed a month’s worth of stuff and drove five hours to spend a week with my oldest, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

John Hood: Mayberry fans seek solid ground

By John Hood MOUNT AIRY — Before “The Andy Griffith Show,” before nearby Pilot Mountain became the nucleus of a popular state park, Mount Airy ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Josh Bergeron: Don’t forget about renters in economic development talk

Affordable housing units aren’t usually at the top of economic development conversations, but they should be if 1,000 or more jobs come to town with ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Gotta Run: Everyone can do pushups

I am a pushup nut. I love doing them, and normally will challenge myself each morning, right after my run, to reach a certain number ... Read more

4 weeks ago by David Freeze.

Ada Fisher: Treat immigrants from all countries equally

By Ada Fisher Many are complaining about the continuous flood of immigrants from Mexico and other Latin and South American spots, noting the lack of ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Ray Nothstine: Cooper’s all in on critical race theory

By Ray Nothstine Even in North Carolina, the rejection of fundamental American principles thunders ahead. The proof? Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed an anti-critical race theory bill on ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

My Turn, Scott Maddox: Salisbury has to get out of easy chair to address problems

By Scott Maddox At least once a day as I travel around Salisbury, I see a “Cease Fire Salisbury” sign. My first thought each and ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Sharon Randall: For sick sister, gift aims to remind of good times

By Sharon Randall My sister will celebrate her birthday this week, but it won’t be much of a celebration. Never mind how old she is. ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

John Hood: Income and poverty facts matter

By John Hood The income of the median American household fell by nearly 3% last year as the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent regulations shuttered many ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Francis Koster: We’re at war with COVID, but ‘patriots’ won’t wear masks, get vaccinated

By Francis Koster Sometimes I will be in a large gathering of thousands of people, and the speaker will ask all veterans to rise and ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

My Turn, Vernon Walters: Family First Prevention Act will bring changes to child welfare system

By Vernon Walters Most often change is a good thing. That’s certainly the case with the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA). The FFPSA is ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Clyde: Fine ways to feast on figs

Oh, the lowly fig, scorned by many, unloved by children, packed by the grackle, cultivated by few, passed over by most. The taste, inherited from ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Natalie Anderson: Trip to help after Hurricane Ida reminds of state’s resiliency

Folks from the South know all about our customary hospitality. But in a part of the country all-too-familiar with natural disasters and destruction, Louisiana, the ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

Sharon Randall: What stories will they tell about you?

By Sharon Randall How well do you know the people you love? What stories do you tell about them? How do you hope they’ll remember ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

John Hood: What’s more democratic than an election?

By John Hood Do the ends justify the means? This familiar question produces strong feelings precisely because its answer is necessarily complicated. Just about all ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Josh Bergeron: Short-term solution coming for Salisbury firefighter pay issues

Whether pay raises happen for firefighters “isn’t a question about if,” says Fire Chief Bob Parnell. “This one will get fixed,” Parnell said in a ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

Paris Goodnight: Don’t put off that trip to the doctor just because you can take the pain

Don’t wait if you’ve got something telling you to get help. That would be my advice if you’re hurting or need assistance with something you ... Read more

2 months ago by Paris Goodnight.

Ray Nothstine: Cajun Navy reflects the best of civil society

By Ray Nothstine If you’ve ever seen an armada of small boats and pickups barreling down highways 90 or 10, chances are you’ve spotted the ... Read more

2 months ago by Post Opinion.

Guest columnists: North Carolina faces critical teacher shortage

By Diane Mitchell and Dee Grissett If you sat down in the dentist chair, you would think it crazy if the receptionist barged in to ... Read more

2 months ago by Post Opinion.

John Hood: NC lawmakers should make licensure reform higher priority

By John Hood According to the most-recent ranking I can find, North Carolina requires state-approved licenses in more occupations (nearly 200) than most other states ... Read more

2 months ago by Post Opinion.

Josh Bergeron: After traffic stop, Matangira hopes to present highway patrolman with plaque

Update: Following publication of this article, Matangira was able to schedule a plaque presentation with Trooper C.T. Walker for Wednesday. Law enforcement officers don’t usually ... Read more

2 months ago by Josh Bergeron.

John Carr: Pops section is example of what Salisbury was close to having

By John Carr On Wednesday afternoon, the decision was made to cancel Pops at the Post. In today’s edition, there is also a special section ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Cal Thomas: Deep in the heart of Texas babies

By Cal Thomas In the matter of a new Texas law banning abortions six weeks after gestation, when a fetal heartbeat can usually be detected ... Read more

2 months ago by Post Opinion.

David Freeze: Productive pedaling as trip winds down

Editor’s note: David Freeze is riding from the West Coast to the East Coast along the southern border. Email him at david.freeze@ctc.net. Day 39 The ... Read more

2 months ago by David Freeze.

Leonard Pitts: Right-wing radicals have stated their aims

By Leonard Pitts It’s been five years since I first speculated in this space about the end of American democracy. In doing so, I felt ... Read more

2 months ago by Post Opinion.

David Freeze: Heading into Florida after getting on road with Ida behind

Editor’s note: David Freeze is riding from the West Coast to the East Coast along the southern border. Email him at david.freeze@ctc.net. Day 37 My ... Read more

2 months ago by David Freeze.

Sharon Randall: Will memories of summer make you smile?

By Sharon Randall Years from now, when you look back on this summer, what will you remember best? Will you smile at the memory, or ... Read more

2 months ago by Post Opinion.

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