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Darts and Laurels: Sunday voting needed in Rowan

Laurel to the many people who have spoken in favor of and the Rowan County Board of Elections for making plans to discuss Sunday early ... Read more

1 day ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Faith charter school planning kicks into gear

Let’s build a school Faith-area residents may want to adopt the phrase used last year by then-Salisbury Mayor Al Heggins in her advocacy for a ... Read more

3 days ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Bond referendum will help Rowan County move back to forefront

If Rowan-Cabarrus Community College President Carol Spalding and the late Carroll Overton were to have a conversation today about a bond referendum on the March ... Read more

5 days ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Prioritize truth over convenience

Facts matter — facts that reporters work to confirm before stories are published. It’s why Salisbury Post reporter Natalie Anderson spent hours last week working ... Read more

1 week ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Darts and Laurels: Davidson County plant will benefit Rowan, too

Laurel to the news that EGGER Wood Products plans to begin operation in Linwood by the end of the year. The company has already hired ... Read more

1 week ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Healthy Rowan County requires community buy-in

Health is more than weight, says Alyssa Smith, whose job will be to rally community organizations around a series of new goals ranging from housing ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Stop board from ‘crying wolf’ about closures

As children, many of us learned some version of Aesop’s fable about the boy who cried wolf. The story goes that a boy watching the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Next decade will be about coal ash action in Dukeville area

In Rowan County, most major concerns ended years ago about water contamination and  how Duke Energy would handle the tons of coal ash stored in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Capacity issue not only present in Rowan County jail

Some counties in North Carolina don’t have a jail, instead contracting with others for space. There’s a problem, however, when the number of inmates exceed ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Focus on growth best after city manager’s warning

The Salisbury City Council would do well to heed warnings from City Manager Lane Bailey that he’s discouraged about the 2021 fiscal year’s budget. It’s ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Which ballot is most intriguing for unaffiliated votes?

Thousands of voters on March 3 in Rowan County will face a choice: Republican or Democrat. While that choice involves which candidate is best suited ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Honor officer, examine advance communication

The mass shooting at Thelma’s Down Home Cooking on Sunday, Jan 26 is a tragedy for any number of reasons. And while a number of ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: K-8 should only be start of tough votes

Laurel to the Rowan-Salisbury School Board for voting Monday night to negotiate a design contract for a K-8 school that combines Knox Middle and Overton ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Salisbury must break culture of silence

By any measure, this weekend’s shooting at Thelma’s Down Home Cooking is “sad all around,” as County Commissioners Chairman Greg Edds said. Thankfully, no one ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Unlikely that impeachment votes affect 13 District election

In some congressional districts, impeachment votes may affect chances of a representative’s re-election in 2020, but we’re unlikely to see any significant shift in local ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: More notice needed about city’s $40 million bond

It’s good that Salisbury is spending $40 million to invest in water infrastructure, but a vote on Tuesday shows there’s work for city staff to ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: King’s message bears lessons for modern-day Salisbury, too

Both the tone and language of the question from a reporter and civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.’s response should be as illuminating now ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Sheriff’s office right to take on tough fight

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is right to take aim at so-called “fish arcade” businesses. The Sheriff’s Office last week issued a letter to 22 ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Quotes of the week: ‘Moving almost 1,000 people’

“It’s probably a little bit slower than we would want it to be, but for the first time, you’re moving almost 1,000 people from one ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Editorial: Cannon Ballers mascot name misses the mark

Kannapolis’ minor league baseball team completed its rebranding Wednesday when the team named its new mascot. In October, a team that had been the Phillies, ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Find more ways to protect drinking water

Anyone with the belief that Republicans are dismissive of environmental concerns might find statements and legislation by Rep. Richard Hudson passed last week refreshing. Hudson, ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: County’s resolution only signals commission’s principles

Many people in Salisbury and Rowan had a similar reaction after commissioners made our county the latest in North Carolina to pass a resolution standing ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Darts and Laurels: RoCo Alerts much-needed in community

Laurel to the news that the city of Salisbury and Rowan County have created a mass alert system called RoCo Alerts. The system will notify ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Landis dives further into controversy

The Landis Board of Aldermen, and more specifically its three newest members, made a decision Monday night that could prove to be costly. The board ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Community gets closure in Travis’ disappearance

The news last week confirmed what we feared: Rick Travis died after going on a run Monday, February 11, 2019, from his home in Spencer. ... Read more

2 months ago by Post Opinion.

Editorial: 2020 could be pivotal for community

This year could end up being a pivotal one for Salisbury and Rowan County, particularly for the economy and schools. Chewy.com’s massive fulfillment center will ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Other voices: Catholic Church moves in right direction

Monday’s release of a list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse marked an important milestone for The Catholic Diocese of Charlotte and its ... Read more

2 months ago by Post Opinion.

Editorial: Think more often about brownfield sites

When possible, sites like Kesler Mills should be among locations considered when recruiting new businesses. The site formerly was home to textile mills, but was ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

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