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Hurley Elementary School’s principal resigns …

As a taxpayer and Rowan schools parent, I would appreciate knowing why these two were compelled to leave.

— Chris Coleman

If it was a school in the city limits, you would tell everything and everyone who was involved. So, we deserve to know what happened at Hurley Elementary.

— Jeanette Teneill

This particular school, Hurley, has the nerve to be all in my business and, when the scope is all over them, they decline to speak or share their business.

— Sarah Lanphear

Olive Garden wreck vehicle turned on its side

In New York City, bystanders would’ve ignored this. In Chicago, they would’ve busted the windows and grabbed her purse.

In California, they would’ve fined her for causing her vehicle to leak toxic fluids into the storm drain. But in the South, a hoard of strangers rush to help.

— Franda Raymer

Letter: Let 2020 election decide Donald Trump’s fate

After a dozen witnesses and 34 hours of testimony, the only open question is attempted bribery or bribery.

— Eric Marsh

North Rowan High alumnus helps pay student lunch debt

If all alumni sent a donation, we could wipe this debt out.

— Carol Alley

The schools have some staggering needs. Everything helps.

If you can, give back to your home community and schools.

— Patti Secreast

I don’t think students should get free or reduced-price lunch.

The schools should really get on the ball and start checking to see if they are really poor like the parents are saying.

— Christopher M. Smith

Restaurant owner in Landis decides to ‘take the risk’

There have been about five businesses there in the last few years. Nothing ever does well at that site.

— William H. Moffitt

Letter: Republicans must put country before party

Most tragically, this is about much more than Trump and his cult of personality. It’s about how our system has been co-opted and twisted by factional interests.

This is setting a dangerous precedent in regards to presidential conduct that won’t just set our nation back 50 years, but 200.

— Eric Shock

Letter: Democrats don’t realize voters aren’t stupid

The Democrats’ impeachment is just a mechanism to control the news cycle up to the election, placate the socialist democrats on their left and keep their “cats” moving in the same direction.

— Todd Paris

… Graves covered in wreaths at Salisbury National Cemetery

I am so happy to hear this. Both of my parents are buried here and my sister and I sponsor wreaths every year.

— Jane Edwards Crenshaw

This is awesome. When I started donating to it three years ago, they were always short a couple thousand wreaths.

— Nancy Shue Sebastian

Ask Us: What is coming to … former Rite Aid site?

Just what we need, another convenience store. That makes three on just that block.

— Debbie Lloyd   

… Warns of towing in local parking lot

Maybe Salisbury can spend another $50,000 on a parking study and learn what most already know: It’s past time to build a parking deck.

— Mark Lyerly

… $45 million bond referendum on March ballot

Quite frankly, Rowan County needs to better use its existing monies in its expenditures on our educational system. We have paid dearly over the years and look at where our school system ranks.

— Bob Bartlett

Why don’t you try to the raise the money instead of using tax money?

— Beverly Morris

Erica Parsons’ adoptive father pleads guilty …

After the death of Erica, he got a plea bargain due to his mental state of mind.

That’s ridiculous.

— Lori Safrit

This is the first I’ve heard that they claimed she committed suicide.

I believe she was killed. I also believe Sandy is just as guilty as Casey and should get life without parole.

— James Lambert

Editorial: Making wrong decision is ‘worst thing’ …

Decades of promises not being kept dictates biting the bullet and building the K-8. The children affected need to be protected.

— Chris Sharpe

Letter: If economy is the judge, Trump wins in landslide

The problem with that is that people don’t rush to the polls when the economy is good. They get complacent and don’t care.

A criminal president will make them crowd the polls just like they did in 2018 when 10 million more voted for Democrats than Republicans.

— William H. Moffitt

People won’t be complacent this next election. With this great economy and the impeachment
sham, voters will be highly motivated to keep Trump in office.

— Ron Scruggs

Folks will crawl through broken glass to get to the voting booths to give President Donald Trump a second term.

— Vera Cope



Landis approves new land development ordinance, zoning map


Landis approves body camera, stun gun purchase for public safety officers


One charged, another dead on sheriff’s most wanted list


No injuries after car shot eight times on Old Concord Road


RSS talks first steps for new federal relief totaling $66 million

China Grove

Gary’s Barbecue staff, customers look back at 50 years


Salisbury Lions Club names Person of the Year, Lion of the Year at 78th annual banquet


Student COVID-19 numbers show first decline since plan A

High School

High school golf: Fowler competes in state tournament


Amazon announces new distribution center for North Carolina


House passes bill to bar Cooper from mandating COVID shot


Rowan County sees death 302 from COVID-19; Health Department to host final mass vaccine clinic

Ask Us

Ask Us: What happened to work on South Fulton Street home?


Blotter: Woman says she was shot in hand on Lincolnton Road


Rowan Sheriff’s Office charges Salisbury man with operating illegal gambling business


Blotter: Rockwell man arrested on felony drug, breaking and entering charges


Rep. Amber Baker discusses legislative session during Rowan Democrats breakfast meeting


Thousands of locals, out-of-towners gather for a groovy time at annual Hippie Fest


N.C. Zoo ready for expansion if lawmakers OK funding


RSS budgeting for tens of millions in federal COVID-19 relief funding

East Spencer

‘Back in full swing’ for the spring: East Spencer community gathers for food, fun and fellowship at Spring Fest


Rowan native Lingle among those honored with NC Military Veterans Hall of Fame induction


Former pro baseball player, Tar Heel standout Russ Adams finds new career with Trident Insured


Profoundly gifted: Salisbury boy finishing high school, associates degree at 12