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Laurels: Trump should invite Rowan Little League

Laurel to Rowan Little League softball coach Steve Yang for advocating for fair treatment and an invitation to the White House.

Yang used Twitter on Sunday night to ask President Donald Trump to invite the Rowan Little League team to the White House after winning its second softball World Series championship in four years. After all, he had publicly done so on the same platform just an hour or so earlier.

“Congratulations to Louisiana’s champions. See you at the White House,” Trump tweeted.

Now, Trump, who has tens of millions of Twitter follows, is president of the United States and one of the most prominent world leaders, likely gets thousands of requests per day. But the good news is that Yang’s tweet has gotten significant traction since being posted Sunday — more than 200 “retweets” and more than 320 “likes” as of Tuesday afternoon.

Local outlets, including the Post and Charlotte TV stations, have helped spread news of Yang’s request.

Politics aside and regardless of what prior presidents did, Trump should treat the boys and girls Little League teams the same, offering an invite to both.

Laurel to the Salisbury City Council for voting last week to put a separate mayor election referendum on the ballot.

Voters in November will give the council its most accurate depiction yet of public opinion on the matter. And whether the majority votes “yes” or “no,” the council will have its marching orders to implement in time for the 2021 election.

There’s no reason why Salisbury should continue to deprive its voters of the right to choose their mayor. Holding a referendum gets the city one step closer to the right conclusion.

Laurel to plans for a much-needed cellphone tower in eastern Rowan County.

The tower, planned for the corner of St. Peters Church and Hill roads in Gold Hill, would immediately bring Verizon coverage to the Gold Hill area. It’s possible that other carriers could lease space on the tower for their service as well.

Despite being less than an hour’s drive from uptown Charlotte, the largest city in North Carolina, cellphone coverage in far eastern Rowan is nonexistent in some spots and too poor to have an uninterrupted call in others. That goes for all carriers.

“It will be of great benefit because I am not the only one without service,” Gold Hill area resident Tom Whitt told the Post during an interview in which his call dropped. “There are a lot of people.”

We hope news of the planned cellphone tower is the beginning of the end of that problem. Sure, people choose to live in the country for peace and quiet, but they shouldn’t have to suffer from nonexistent network coverage within North Carolina’s largest metropolitan area.

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