• 46°

Letter: A crude price

Drilling off of our coastline is unacceptable. It doesn’t matter what side of the aisle you sit on. You should be outraged at the black smoke of Big Oil.

During the first week of January, President Trump rolled back the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) enacted to preserve natural areas where people from around the world may recreate. Now, with a sweep of the pen, all of that could end.

Need I remind anyone of the devastation in Prince William Sound? You must remember the explosion of the Deep Water Horizon, still producing rainbow slicks in the back marsh of the Gulf. Two of our most precious treasures were destroyed due to the greed of a few executives.

Don’t let one nut destroy one of the most pristine coastlines in the world. With one slip of a wrench we could lose the most diverse surf fishing grounds in the world or the emerald faceted waters of Emerald Isle. Tell congress once and for all — North Carolina is not for sale.

— Jason Kluttz

Salisbury

Comments

Local

Bell Tower Green renamed to honor Stanbacks; Nancy Stanback receives key to city

Business

Commissioners green light additional houses at Cherry Treesort in China Grove

Education

A.L. Brown will hold in-person, outdoor graduation

Local

Granite Quarry awards FEMA contract for Granite Lake Park

Local

City to vote on apartment developments, final phases of Grants Creek Greenway project

High School

High school football: North receiver McArthur a rising star

Columnists

Carl Blankenship: Pollen and prejudice make their return

News

Harris pitches $2.3T spending plan on trip to North Carolina

Nation/World

Murder case against ex-cop in Floyd’s death goes to the jury

Crime

Sheriff’s office: Man takes deputies on chase with stolen moped

Coronavirus

Afternoon, evening COVID-19 vaccination clinic planned Thursday

Crime

Concord man charged with woman’s murder in drive-by shooting

Ask Us

Ask Us: Have city, county elected officials received COVID-19 vaccine?

Local

City gives away nearly 100 trees during ‘We Dig Salisbury’ event

Local

Political Notebook: Bitzer expects most ‘Trump-like’ candidate to be favorite in state’s Senate race

Crime

Blotter: Concord man arrested in Rowan for indecent liberties with children

Coronavirus

Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 shot

Nation/World

Police: FedEx shooter legally bought guns used in shooting

News

Hester Ford, oldest living American, dies at 115 … or 116?

Local

Size of pipeline spill again underestimated in North Carolina

BREAKING NEWS

Kannapolis Police searching for suspect who fled scene of homicide

Education

RSS superintendent talks district’s future, strategic plan survey

News

Complaints and fines pile up against unpermitted landfill in southwest Rowan County

College

Catawba baseball: Crowd comes out to say goodbye to Newman Park