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Editorial: Make sure health is among most important priorities

Which Rowan County departments are among the most important? When money is tight, which funding priorities are worth dipping into savings for? If requests haven’t ... Read more

7 hours ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Laurels: Infill development good for community

Laurel to two different proposals to add apartment units within already developed areas in Salisbury’s city limits. One complex will add dozens of units near ... Read more

3 days ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Set targets, speak up about getting vaccinated

As the pandemic wanes because of vaccinations and reduced infection rates, people will go back to the lives and routines they enjoyed prior to March ... Read more

5 days ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Don’t forget about class of 2020

Rowan-Salisbury Schools last week announced it will hold more traditional in-person graduation ceremonies for seniors May 29, with most other details still undecided, but it ... Read more

1 week ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: How will Rowan County spend $28 million?

If you had $28 million, how would you spend it? Would you save it for a rainy day and stash it away in your savings ... Read more

1 week ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Budd has a spot, should take the shot

Rep. Ted Budd appears to be a prime target for the state’s “You have a spot. Take your shot” campaign. Budd told Post reporter Natalie ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Editorial: Dream starts to come true in downtown Kannapolis

A game Tuesday between the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Appalachian State University provided a sneak peak of what a redeveloped downtown Kannapolis ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Darts and Laurels: Evening vaccination clinics will be important

Laurel to the Rowan County Health Department for holding an evening vaccination clinic instead of a morning event last week and continuing to explore opportunities ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Plenty of time to get to know candidates for sheriff

Candidates are placing signs across the county, speaking to others about their candidacy, cultivating social media followings and lining up to file by the handful. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Will K-9 incident be like viral Rockwell case?

Two years ago, Scottie Lee Lewis went viral. Lewis was pictured in a 2019 photo spread widely on Facebook walking a small dog through a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Make up as much ground as possible in final months of school

Now is the time for school districts to help students struggling with mixed methods of attendance or virtual-only learning make up as much ground as ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Two years later, things are running much smoother in Landis

A few years and some honest people can make a tremendous difference in local government. Such looks to be the case in Landis, where a ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Opinion.

Darts and Laurels: More transparency needed around K-9 video

Dart to the lack of transparency surrounding a viral video showing a Salisbury Police officers pulling a K-9 up by a leash, slamming it into ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Main Street can handle change

John Ketner is right. At least partially. The commercial real estate owner was one of many to speak during a public comment period Saturday about ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: No minority status lesser than another

That the color of a Jewish person’s skin is white has no bearing on the fact that he or she is a minority in America. ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: More answers needed about K-9 video

The public is owed more answers about a training incident involving a police department K-9. A video that appeared to be filmed with a smartphone ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: What project will be ‘the next big thing’ in Salisbury?

What’s the next big thing in Salisbury? What new project will generate a large amount of community excitement along with new jobs, living spaces or ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Laurels: Broadband in rural areas should be accompanied by talk about competition, regulation

Laurel to local legislators’ stances in support of broadband expansion into more rural areas such as the far southeastern corner of Rowan County. It shouldn’t ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Have behaviors helped or hurt virus’ spread?

One year ago today, the headline in the Salisbury Post stated in bold letters, “Infections climb in South Korea as world fights virus.” The story, ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Cooper should make changes to COVID-19 rules

In North Carolina, it’s time to refine or lift some COVID-19-prompted restrictions. Case numbers have plummeted from their peak at the start of the year. ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Elected officials have relevant advocacy role, too

With COVID-19 vaccines, there’s a lot easily said. But it’s hard to translate words into action. The miracle of safe, effective vaccines being available to ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: For now, no deal on Faith Elementary

The Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education may end up spending money rather than making a few bucks on Faith Elementary School. Following the necessary, slow-moving path ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Senators split over impeachment

Perhaps the biggest surprise in Saturday’s impeachment vote was a split between North Carolina’s two U.S. senators. Donald Trump’s removal from office and/or conviction on ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Vaccinations could turn into tale of keeping phases in order

Things may get a little unruly when North Carolina moves into vaccination phases that aren’t age-limited. Making sure people don’t skip the vaccine line is ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: State COVID-19 data on Rowan’s positives best for now

For now, data maintained by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services provides a more accurate picture of COVID-19 than Rowan County government data. ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Some resources make dealing with pandemic easier

The coronavirus pandemic shows people with a support system and resources — particularly a tank of gas, a car and a reliable internet connection — ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: More hard feelings than needed for trail network’s adoption

It all seems like a little bit much today. Both in 2009 and in 2015, eminent domain became a significant concern among county commissioners opposed ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Rowan-Salisbury Schools’ best option may be staying the course

When Gov. Roy Cooper made an announcement Tuesday about students needing to return to classrooms, he wasn’t talking to Rowan-Salisbury Schools. In both a letter ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

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