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Editorial: Continue to follow health guidelines on coronavirus

There are members of the crowd of people who were suspicious of COVID-19-induced shutdowns at the start who are now asking about how large gatherings ... Read more

2 days ago by Post Opinion.

Editorial: Salisbury Police make the right call

Salisbury Police made the right call Wednesday by seeking equal justice in an incident that has altered the course of protests in Salisbury. First on ... Read more

3 days ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Laurels for police, peace keepers, good citizens

In a chaotic moment on Sunday, there were plenty of laurels to go around for keeping things from escalating. When shots were fired into the ... Read more

5 days ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Rowan-Salisbury Schools can be more strategic about coming school year

This school year, in particular the final few months, were not what Rowan-Salisbury Schools leaders expected from the first year in which its renewal status ... Read more

7 days ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Faith’s community spirit, patriotism must prevail

In our divided America, politics seep into everything. And division often follows politics. Mask-wearing recommendations are entirely too divisive and political for a health recommendation ... Read more

1 week ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Will virus change context for school closures?

Rowan-Salisbury Schools has rightly been focused on many other important items in recent months rather than closures and consolidation. Among other things, there’s teaching students ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Provide more reassurance about graduation promise

Community members have done their best to honor Rowan-Salisbury high school seniors amid uncertainty about graduation during a global pandemic. There have been drive-by celebrations ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Don’t eliminate bus routes entirely

The Salisbury City Council would be making a mistake by voting for a budget with a proposal to nix transit service entirely to Spencer and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Changes will be needed for 2020 general election

On the last day of early voting in the 2016 election, voters lined up hundreds at a time in front of West End Plaza to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Budgets for coming year more of an educated guess than usual

It’s unusual for managers of municipal and county governments to propose a budget to their board or council by saying he or she hopes it ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Darts and Laurels: Rowan-Salisbury right to stick to future promise

Laurel to Rowan-Salisbury Schools and, more specifically, the district’s high schools for planning virtual celebrations for seniors on May 22 while sticking to their in-person ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Schedule another practice for mass vaccination clinic

The Rowan County Health Department and Emergency Services should start dusting off plans for a mass vaccination exercise, which it tested in November, and examine ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Don’t make things worse in next phase

Make no mistake, COVID-19 remains a major health concern locally, but reasonable people can argue that things have stabilized somewhat. There are reasons to be ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Much remains the same after Gov. Roy Cooper’s new order

Gov Roy Cooper summed up his announcement Tuesday about the state entering phase one of “reopening” when he said he was not lifting his stay-at-home ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: County will find out whether spike in cases results

One photo shows people sitting at tables outside of a restaurant with food that would normally be served inside. Another shows a crowd of more ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Continue trying to make senior year special

For most teenagers, there’s are a number of rites of passage to look forward to as adulthood approaches. There’s the first, nerve-wracking day of high ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Laurels: Nursing home data give better picture of COVID-19

Laurel to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, which released much more detailed data on nursing home outbreaks across the state this week. ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: State will reopen sooner if community stays home when possible

For weeks now, public health officials in Rowan County have been beating the social distancing drum, encouraging people to stay home. Doing so means fewer ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: First-in-state status should bring attention

144 — That’s the number of positive COVID-19 cases at the Citadel nursing home on Julian Road in Salisbury. There are 16 deaths associated with ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: School districts of future should look like RSS

Public education is a fundamental part of a community’s quality of life and decisions about where families with young children choose to live. For such ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Working in nursing homes tougher than ever

There are a number of things that can easily be deemed inexcusable about the COVID-19 outbreak at the Citadel, including that, according to family members, ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Find missing teen before talking changes

Across Rowan County early Saturday, anyone signed up for the county’s real-time notification system received at least one phone call notifying them about a missing ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Salisbury’s battle about more than dollars, cents

Much of what a local government does boils down to dollars and cents. In the most simplistic terms, when expenses outpace revenue, taxes must be ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Better ways for elected officials to help during COVID-19

Arguments that now is the time to reopen the economy have grown louder this week, enlisting the voices of some elected officials, and prompting a ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: County must double down on transparency

The public deserves to know more. While Rowan County government has been receptive to requests from the Post and the general public about what’s happening ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Delay Cheerwine Festival until crowds can gather

It’s time to make the call. Organizers of the Cheerwine Festival, scheduled for mid-May, must postpone it until later in the year because of the ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Laurels: Keep acts of gratitude coming for workers

Laurels to our heroes, the health care workers who are living in an uncertain world with outcomes that are not yet clear. Whether they work ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Internet more important than ever during COVID-19

The degree to which the public is relying on the internet now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, shows more clearly than ever there’s a strong argument ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

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