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Catawba College addresses cuts to budget, personnel

I will give it to Catawba. They do have a handful of remarkable faculty, and a few hardworking staff members. Sadly, the leadership of Catawba absolutely fails the faculty, staff and the students.

If you disagree, ask around. Ask recent former students of Catawba or recent alumni of Catawba about their experience.

— Amanda Fuller

My turn, Rodney Queen: Ordinance must change …

Salisbury, please don’t follow Concord on new housing.

We (Concord) give out building permits like candy at Halloween. Our roads are clogged, Infrastructure is in shambles and, yet, we still handing out permits. What comes with growth is not what anyone wants other then the tax money for our leaders to constantly spend on crazy projects.

— Grant Eagle

At the average wage estimated by Chewy, their employees are not going to be in the housing market.

They will either live with their parents, rent the lowest-priced apartment available or go straight into subsidized public housing.

— Jeffrey Sharp

NC Republicans satisfied with map ruling …

So, if the N.C. Supreme Court rules the districts unconstitutional, it can’t be appealed to the feds. Get to work NC judges.

— William H. Moffitt

… Holbrook’s Radio and TV will say goodbye …

There have been a number of people who have made a “passive” influence on my life as I sensed their goodness, propriety, gentility, morality and intelligence. Harold was one of those people.

— Jeffrey Grady

My great-grandfather was David Holbrook, and I was lucky enough to be around for a little while and remember childhood members along with Uncle Buck, as we called him. Blaine, Brian and Joan (and others) have done an amazing job at keeping Holbrook TV & Radio alive.

— Lauren Gibson   Sullivan

As a kid 55 years ago, we would walk to this store and ask for the huge boxes to take home to play with and have many hours of fun. Thanks so much for the kindness that you gave to us. We didn’t have much and these boxes gave us so much joy.

— Helen Weddington

Ontario-based company agrees to acquire Cube Hydro

Who knows, but maybe in two years another foreign company may buy this Canadian power company and put part of this power grid out of U.S. control.

— Beth and Tom Phillips

Hotwire to offer new income-based bundle, open store downtown

The problem is that the city pays for every install that Hotwire does. Hotwire can charge anything if there is no cost to them. It just gets laid at the feet of the taxpayer.

— Kent Winrich

… More details on proposed purchase of Yadkin dams owner

How ironic that citizens were divided over whether the dam and High Rock’s undeveloped shoreline should be owned by private industry or the state.

Now, two years later the winner (private industry) decided to sell the dam and undeveloped shoreline to a company owned by the government of Ontario.

— Doug Sokolowski

County considers $18.93 million West End Plaza proposal

Ol’ Craig Pierce is against spending a bunch of money on the mall, but he was one of the big driving forces behind the thing.

— Erick Shock

Editorial: Progress needed for West End Plaza

La Resistance told you it would become a money pit, the county version of Fibrant.

— Todd Paris

Plenty to be offended by other than ‘Fame’

I get so “offended” whenever someone is so “offended” they must tell everybody. Please do not let my comment “offend” you. Thank you.

— Larry Craver

Outstanding article. There are too many people making a career of telling others why they should be offended. Their objective of course is to sow division, knowing a house divided cannot stand.

— Tim Deal

… Establish local chapter of national Veterans Party

Why not have no political parties? The ones we have demand loyalty to the respective party instead of the nation as a whole.

— Reginald Brown

Landis advertises for vacant finance officer position

Landis needs to wait until after the election in November to let the new board members vote on the hiring of new finance officer and town manager.

— Kenny Goodman

As municipal filing nears, candidates weigh whether to run

Regardless of where I may stand on the issues, I am grateful for those who are willing to serve as local government elected officials.

It is often a thankless job, with little or no compensation and lots of time away from work and family.

— Jeff Morris



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Education shoutouts


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Five get Dunbar School Heritage Scholarships


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Bakari Sellers keynote speaker at Livingstone College Founder’s Day program


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High School

Coaches, lawmakers react to governor’s order expanding sporting event capacity


Three new COVID-19 deaths, positives remain below triple digits


Gov. Cooper announces end to curfew, changes to restrictions affecting bars, high school sports


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Salisbury Police investigating two shootings


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