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Editorial: Easier to choose business as usual in 2021

With more experience and vaccines, it’s easier to choose business as usual in 2021. Proof of that truism lies in the debate Rowan-Salisbury Schools and ... Read more

18 hours ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Good to see new requirements in tax incentive deal

In an era where people are more divided than ever on politics, there’s some agreement on a common economic development practice. Tax incentives attract opposition ... Read more

4 days ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Laurels: State made right decision with Sunday voting plan

Laurel to the State Board of Elections for approving Sunday voting in this year’s municipal elections in Rowan County. The board on Sept. 10 voted ... Read more

1 week ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Numbers prove Rowan-Salisbury Schools did the right thing

Understandably, local school boards across North Carolina are worried about the number of healthy, quarantined students. With just a few hundred positive tests, it seems ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: The day life changed

Editor’s note: This editorial was first published on Sept. 12, 2001 in the Salisbury Post. We’re republishing it today for the 20th anniversary of the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Local ties could help in Empire Hotel redevelopment

Thursday will mark one year since the city of Salisbury and Downtown Salisbury Inc. broke off exclusive talks with Black Point Investments for the Empire ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Darts and Laurels: Cheerwine Festival cancellation understandable amid COVID-19 risks

Laurel to the decision to cancel the Cheerwine Festival last week. In what has proven to be the largest gathering of people at a single ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Editorial: Park’s creation is economic development, too

For Kannapolis, it was a baseball stadium, infrastructure investment and a well-chosen partnership with private developers. Why can’t it be a downtown park for Salisbury? ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education should extend mask mandate

Imagine if Rowan-Salisbury Schools hadn’t made masks mandatory two weeks ago. With nearly 300 student infections, thousands of quarantines, football game cancellations and administrators heading ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Darts and Laurels: Edds keeps county commissioners on transparency track

Laurel to Rowan County Commissioners Chairman Greg Edds for taking an important step toward maintaining transparency on a matter that drew intense public interest. As ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Consider opportunity cost for Gold Hill solar farm

In a matter of weeks, the Rowan County Planning Board could be faced with zoning decisions about a massive solar farm in the Gold Hill ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Why are major events still scheduled?

With COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths far below their current point, events were canceled en masse last year. Indoors and outdoors, dates that would have ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Park’s creation is economic development, too

For Kannapolis, it was a baseball stadium, infrastructure investment and a well-chosen partnership with private developers who invested millions into revitalizing downtown. Why can’t it ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Four school board members deserve praise for mask vote

The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education and, in particular, the four school board members who voted to make masks mandatory deserve praise for choosing to ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Census results positive for Rowan County

The U.S. Census, conducted every 10 years, is likely the most important, regular data collection project in the country. With just a little data from ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: This time, COVID-19 poses bigger threat to community

Rowan County is in a worse place as students return to school than one year ago. As school started in mid-August 2020, daily COVID-19 cases ... Read more

2 months ago by Post Opinion.

Editorial: Celebrate positive things happening in Salisbury-Rowan community

Amid a pandemic that has picked up steam, it’s nice every once in a while to focus on positive things happening in the community. So, ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Board of Elections should consider expanded early voting plan for municipal races

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, the Rowan County Board of Elections should consider more generous early voting plans than previous municipal elections. Cases have ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Focus on local issues first

When it comes to county commissioner, Salisbury City Council or town board, there’s not a Republican or Democratic way to take out the trash, repair ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Convenience is key now, not new COVID-19 vaccines incentives

If they won’t do it for a shot at $1 million, a full scholarship to college, small cash cards, free food and drinks or other ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Darts and Laurels: Current COVID-19 spike likely to bring more deaths in Rowan County

Dart to the high likelihood that Rowan County is in for a deadly spike in COVID-19 cases. Unless there’s a radical change in behavior, COVID-19 ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Targeted start best for golf carts in Salisbury

If the Salisbury City Council wants to seriously pursue the idea, it would be wise to start a golf cart ordinance by testing it in ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Few penalties if RSS holds firm to vote

The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education on Monday didn’t make a decision about student and staff health when it chose to make masks optional for ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: One pollution issue to be solved while another still needs addressing

After the city addresses one pollution issue, they should take public action to address another. The first case involves light pollution at the yet-to-be-opened Bell ... Read more

3 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Faith Fourth marked return of largest community events

The Faith Fourth of July marked an important milestone this year, and it’s not the one you think. While the event marked its 75th edition, ... Read more

3 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Darts and Laurels: Leave park plants where they are

Dart to the Hurley Park plant thieves. City staff say plant theft happens, but it appears to be an escalating issue. Truly, what has the ... Read more

3 months ago by Josh Bergeron.

Editorial: Study’s findings mean full return to class

A report published Wednesday by researchers at Duke University and the University of North Carolina lends credence to arguments that Rowan-Salisbury Schools chose a cautious ... Read more

3 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Questions for 2021 municipal elections

After a brief reprieve from elections, political contests will start again Friday when filing opens for city councils, town councils and boards of aldermen. The ... Read more

3 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

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