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Editorial: County releases important local data about COVID-19

It should have come as a dose of reality last week when the Rowan County Health Department released the average age of people diagnosed here ... Read more

15 hours ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Responses start rolling in to US Census; more still needed

While much of the public’s attention is rightly on the coronavirus, Salisbury and Rowan County cannot forget about the U.S. Census, which is ongoing. People ... Read more

4 days ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: County should look to provide more data on COVID-19

When it comes to releasing information about the coronavirus outbreak, Rowan County should emulate its southern neighbors. Both Cabarrus and Mecklenburg County have released data ... Read more

5 days ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Free lunch should continue after crisis

Already, our community has learned valuable lessons about itself as the nation’s coronavirus crisis continues. It will continue to learn new lessons as well. At ... Read more

6 days ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Some parts of local economy not yet affected

Here’s a curious contrast: as some businesses are looking at or living a future that includes closing their doors or a reduced number of employees, ... Read more

1 week ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Every red light eventually turns green

As people across America, Salisbury and Rowan County sit in their homes, hoping that our national crisis doesn’t last long, there’s a foreboding feeling that ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Darts and Laurels: Educators will keep students learning during closure

Laurel to the tough work of public school educators, particularly what they’ve been faced with in recent days. With little notice, teachers and staff have ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Avoid burdening system by flattening curve of coronavirus spread

Some Rowan Countians see the rush to cancel and postpone events as an overreaction for something that has resulted in 23 confirmed or presumed positive ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Bipartisan group must continue push for testing resources

There’s room for improvement when, in a state with more than 10 million people, only a few dozen have been tested by public health officials ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Add to training before graduation if diploma is OK

While some of its results may seem like dated news, a labor market survey of manufacturers conducted by the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance produced at ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Don’t panic, but be prepared for coronavirus

Salisbury and Rowan County residents should take common precautions and avoid overreaction to news about COVID-19, sometimes referred to generally as coronavirus. It’s also important ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Broaden horizons by volunteering with Literacy Council

Compromise always seems tougher when debates are politicized and, as a result, polarizing. There’s not many better examples than immigration. In a national survey in ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Incumbency advantage helped Pierce, Caskey

Lee Withers, China Grove’s former mayor, found out the hard way on Tuesday night that it’s somewhere between difficult and impossible to successfully challenge Republican ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Benefits outweigh tax increases as bond referendum passes

Rowan County on Tuesday had the opportunity to move boldly into the future by passing a $45 million bond referendum to build a much-needed new ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Laurels: Early voting slightly beats turnout from 2016

Laurel to some good news: turnout during the early voting period was up, if only slightly, from 2016. A total of 7,239 people cast a ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: County’s politics won’t be quiet for long

It wasn’t an especially surprising statement considering local politics at the time and the person who was making it — Craig Pierce, who’s made it ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Darts and Laurels: Sunday voting needed in Rowan

Laurel to the many people who have spoken in favor of and the Rowan County Board of Elections for making plans to discuss Sunday early ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Faith charter school planning kicks into gear

Let’s build a school Faith-area residents may want to adopt the phrase used last year by then-Salisbury Mayor Al Heggins in her advocacy for a ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Bond referendum will help Rowan County move back to forefront

If Rowan-Cabarrus Community College President Carol Spalding and the late Carroll Overton were to have a conversation today about a bond referendum on the March ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Prioritize truth over convenience

Facts matter — facts that reporters work to confirm before stories are published. It’s why Salisbury Post reporter Natalie Anderson spent hours last week working ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Darts and Laurels: Davidson County plant will benefit Rowan, too

Laurel to the news that EGGER Wood Products plans to begin operation in Linwood by the end of the year. The company has already hired ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Healthy Rowan County requires community buy-in

Health is more than weight, says Alyssa Smith, whose job will be to rally community organizations around a series of new goals ranging from housing ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Stop board from ‘crying wolf’ about closures

As children, many of us learned some version of Aesop’s fable about the boy who cried wolf. The story goes that a boy watching the ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Next decade will be about coal ash action in Dukeville area

In Rowan County, most major concerns ended years ago about water contamination and  how Duke Energy would handle the tons of coal ash stored in ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Capacity issue not only present in Rowan County jail

Some counties in North Carolina don’t have a jail, instead contracting with others for space. There’s a problem, however, when the number of inmates exceed ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Focus on growth best after city manager’s warning

The Salisbury City Council would do well to heed warnings from City Manager Lane Bailey that he’s discouraged about the 2021 fiscal year’s budget. It’s ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Which ballot is most intriguing for unaffiliated votes?

Thousands of voters on March 3 in Rowan County will face a choice: Republican or Democrat. While that choice involves which candidate is best suited ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Honor officer, examine advance communication

The mass shooting at Thelma’s Down Home Cooking on Sunday, Jan 26 is a tragedy for any number of reasons. And while a number of ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

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