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Editorial: Put disposable masks in their place, too

These are divisive times in America, but there’s at least one thing around which we can unite. For the love of any remaining litterless parking ... Read more

3 hours ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Everyone has role in helping local economy

There’s less focus now on employment rates than there was in the days immediately following shutdowns and stay-at-home orders, but the data available is still ... Read more

2 days ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Months into a pandemic without an end in sight

Plenty of people have made up their minds on the effectiveness of North Carolina’s COVID-19-focused restrictions. It’s important to recognize, however, that there are no ... Read more

4 days ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Respond to Census, help the community

If you’re having trouble keeping up with 2020, you’re not the only one.  With roughly five months left, it’s safe to say this will be ... Read more

1 week ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Embrace civility now for better discourse

The country has been growing more divided politically for years, and the health crisis has made the divisions even more pronounced.  A study conducted in ... Read more

1 week ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Darts and Laurels: Technology fee waiver will help during virtual learning

Laurel to the Rowan-Salisbury School Board for waving technology fees for students this year. Particularly during a changed class schedule because of the continuing COVID-19 ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Early user’s guide for 2020 elections

Midterm elections traditionally bring a larger number of local races worth watching. With the Rowan County Board of Elections considering an early voting plan today, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Make sure election resources adequate for surge

Predictions about record mail-in voting numbers appear to be well on their way to coming true this year.  With roughly three months until Election Day, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: City must continue planning for eventual utility cutoffs

The city of Salisbury is right to seek ways to help with utility bills, but it must also ensure future plans include the reality that ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Mural that reflects Salisbury’s diversity worth seeing through to completion

Murals that aim to promote a city’s diversity do not tend to stoke fierce opposition, but that’s exactly what’s happening as Mayor Pro Tem Al ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Darts and Laurels: Mistake to host indoor political gatherings now

Dart to large, indoors, maskless political events while COVID-19 remains a concern. In a time when routine community events and informal gatherings aren’t happening to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Choose caution for schools

Call it the COVID-19 culture wars.  Communities across America are mostly facing the same tough issues and decisions right now. And perhaps because COVID-19 has ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: All can take steps to make sports possible this school year

The N.C. High School Athletic Association made the most responsible decision Wednesday when it announced that fall sports would be pushed back until at least ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Gov. Cooper’s school announcement good for now

Gov. Roy Cooper’s announcement on Tuesday is one with local choice at the forefront. “Today, we announce that North Carolina schools will open for both ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Laurels: More progress to make on Census response

Laurel to census tract 518.02, in western Rowan County, for having a 2020 Census response rate well above state and local averages. The tract, starts ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Rally around bipartisan consensus for voting plan

Americans are more divided than ever, with seemingly everything falling victim to a political divide. Consider this result from a June 16-22 Pew Research Center ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Numbers give scale to local impact of Paycheck Protection Program

The positive impact of the Paycheck Protection Program in the Rowan County area is undeniable, especially now that there are numbers available for individual loans. ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: County health departments need additional test data

There’s clear evidence that COVID-19 cases are growing at their fastest pace yet in Rowan County. That a key part of data is missing, though, ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Details on classes, sports must come soon

When Gov. Roy Cooper last week delayed a recommendation about resuming classes, he simultaneously put off a decision about a key component of high school ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Take precautions during Fourth of July gatherings

The Fourth of July is typically a time to enjoy the company of family and friends and maybe a freshly grilled meal in addition to ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Disliked option may be best for students returning in fall

It’s somewhere between difficult and impossible to predict how COVID-19 might spread in the fall and winter, but Gov. Roy Cooper must offer some sort ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Citadel outbreak grows more tragic with state’s report

Even as COVID-19 case totals continue to rise across North Carolina, one thing remains true about Rowan County: it’s the site of the state’s largest ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: First game will shift Kannapolis redevelopment to new gear

It’s hard to argue against the notion that COVID-19 has impacted every sector of life.  Even as society collectively tries to slow the spread, there ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Do your part, wear a mask

Wear a mask in public and do your part to limit the spread of COVID-19. It’s as simple as that. Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Stay connected, engaged in local community

When information is just a Google search away, it might be surprising that some locals called police Monday to report their recycling bins had been ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: What next after monuments come down?

The city of Salisbury is not alone in its ongoing effort to remove Confederate monuments. Across the state and nation, monuments are coming down. In ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Tuesday’s ‘Fame’ City Council vote followed decades of discussion

In an age when information is just a Google search away, our collective memories have become shorter than ever. When it’s easy to look up ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Check on registration status, ballot requests now

If you’ve received an absentee ballot request from the Center for Voter Information, you may want to check with the Rowan County Board of Elections ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

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