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Editorial: Vaccination efforts off to too-slow start

Nearly one month ago, the first people in Rowan County received part one of the two-dose COVID-19 vaccine. But fewer than 4,000 people have been ... Read more

7 hours ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: County should keep adapting to find best plan for mass vaccinations

Last week marked the first major test of the Rowan County Health Department’s vaccination plans. Including those who arrived too late, as many as 1,000 ... Read more

4 days ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: With worsening virus, state avoids return to shutdowns

The calculations are different this time around. Even as COVID-19 has produced new records locally and across North Carolina, there has not been a return ... Read more

1 week ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Budd’s statements, actions don’t line up

The statement does not square with reality. “Going through the Constitutional process of debate was never about overturning an election. It was about standing up ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Congressmen must call out cause of violence

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 will forever be a stain on American democracy. During a joint session of Congress that’s almost always a routine step in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Questions for Salisbury, Rowan County in 2021

With the start of the new year, here are some questions about what’s to come in Salisbury and Rowan County in 2021: • Who will ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: First duties of schools are health, education, well-being

For the first time in months, high school athletes next week are scheduled to hit the hardwood for the first games in the 2020-2021 basketball ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Rep. Budd says he’ll support latest effort to challenge election results

For those still insisting the 2020 election is not over, Jan. 6 is the next date circled on calendars. It’s Jan. 6 when some members ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Darts and Laurels: Good riddance to 2020

Laurel to to the impending arrival of a new year on Friday. Good riddance to 2020. There won’t (or there shouldn’t be) any large celebrations ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: New relief package is welcome, but there’s still more work to do

It was welcome news Sunday that Congress reached a compromise on an estimated $900 billion financial relief package and was on track late Monday for ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Some Christmas gifts for Rowan County cities and towns

With Christmas just several days away, here are Christmas gift ideas for some of the municipalities in Rowan County. Some ideas might come to fruition ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Laurels: School’s new life on horizon

Laurel to the news that the 2020-2021 school year may not be the last time students can be heard in the halls of Faith Elementary ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: No easy decisions for school board

With coronavirus cases rising in the county and among people associated with public schools, members of the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education are going to face ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Best news in a gloomy year

It’s not hyperbole to call it a medical miracle that a vaccine for COVID-19 received Food and Drug Administration approval Friday. The first case of ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Tell representatives in Congress to compromise on relief funding

While testing may not be at times convenient for everyone, the Health Department has remained a reliable provider of COVID-19 tests for those who need ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Laurels: Main Street plans will be good for motorists

Laurel to streetscaping plans that will make parking on Main Street in downtown Salisbury intrude less into lanes of travel. Anyone who has driven through ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: County’s economy downgrade will bring new resources

News this week that Rowan County is in the bottom tier in state government’s annual economic rankings does not materially change the problems community leaders ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Be consistent in application of restrictions

This year has been challenging for businesses of all types, especially businesses whose revenue has fallen off a cliff because of COVID-19 restrictions or lockdowns. ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Who made biggest waves on ’10 to Watch’ list?

At the start of every year, the Post puts together a “10 to Watch” list — intended to be folks who will be movers and ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Gov. Cooper’s new order relies on personal responsibility

When Gov. Roy Cooper on Monday began a news conference, people were already preparing themselves for the news that the state might be going backward ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Listen to student on COVID

There’s wisdom in the voices of Livingstone College students and, in particular, Student Body President Carlee Patterson. “A lot of us thought that, ‘We’re young ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Laurels: Keep schedule consistent for Rowan-Salisbury students

Laurel to the suggestion that Rowan-Salisbury Schools should “stay the course,” as Superintendent Lynn Moody suggested during Monday’s school board meeting, instead of opting to ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Easy precautions will prevent worst possibilities

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the country turned its attention to projections about total cases, hospitalizations and deaths and how ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: County can unite community to slow increase

It’s unfortunate that large portions of Rowan County’s population have simply moved on with life after an initial COVID-19 lockdown. The mask order was just ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Salisbury City Council leaves questions unanswered

There are plenty of times when councils, boards and commissioners go into closed sessions or private meetings to discuss personnel matters. It’s happening now as ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Avoid undue election panic

As a swing state, North Carolina typically gets a sizable share of the political attention during presidential elections. Candidates criss-cross the state, holding rallies in ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: No longer an amenity

At an undetermined point in the future, when they leave the Rowan County Administration Building for the last time, incumbent commissioners will reflect on any ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Three takeaways from local election night results

Rowan County’s unofficial election night results largely went as expected: Republicans won across the board. This year’s election results, though, are no less historic as ... Read more

3 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

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