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Letter: Why higher gas prices compared to others?

The lack of sufficient competition in Salisbury keeps gas prices unreasonably high.

— Jeff Morris

I often wondered the same. I drive a bus in China Grove, Landis and Kannapolis. I wish to live near there to take advantage of prices. Sometimes there is 10 cents difference.

— Michael Davis

I strongly encourage people to use an app like Gas Buddy to help locate cheaper gas stations and take your business to them.

— Eric Shock

Short answer: Because they can.

— Mark Lyerly

Letter: Bank should be team player for Salisbury

If I owned an asset that could bring in revenue to assist with upkeep and taxes when not being utilized for it’s No. 1 purpose, why not allow it to be used for that purpose after hours.

— Larry Craver

From Trump to family time: elected leaders give …

We need is our elected officials to represent their constitutes needs. Are you going to do anything to help education, lower medical and drug costs?

— George W. Benson

Remains found presumed to be that of missing runner …

I just wonder what happened to him and why wasn’t he found before now.

— Brittany McWaters

Unsung heroine: For United Way, Jackie Harris used …

If you rearrange the letters in Jackie Harris, you get Rowan County United Way.

She led dozens of (often new) volunteers to raise funds from hundreds of companies to support organizations that touched one out of every two people in Rowan County every year.

— David Post

Two injured in separate shootings Friday night

Great way to start off 2020. Three shootings in one day plus two car accidents where both drivers fled the scene.

— James Lambert

It must have been the statue that did it. Oh no, the statue’s rifle is broken.

— James Bostwick

10 to Watch in 2020: Rev. Robert Black

Robert Black is a gifted priest, preacher, liturgist and inspirational leader. His message is one based squarely in Christ’s abiding love.

— Jim White

As crime falls, technology, tools, training …

It’s funny you published this when there were three shootings this week alone in Salisbury.

— Jimmy Tutterow

I appreciate Robert Black’s commitment to our community and his wisdom. He is someone to watch for and who’s example we should follow.

— Evelyn Medina

10 to Watch 2020: Jonathan Williams

Fulfill your election promises and follow codes of conduct. You will be alright.

— Danny Patterson   

Ask Us: What is being built on the corner of NC 152 …

Of course it’s a Dollar General. What else would it be?

— Madelon Boldt

It was doomed to be yet another dollar or mattress store. I had my bet on a mattress store, since there is already a dollar store on N.C. 152.

— Chrissy Freeman Dryman

So let me get this straight, the community voted against the building and the answer was to just build a prettier one?

— Tina Warner

10 to Watch 2020: Landis Mayor Meredith Smith

Go Meredith. Nobody cares for the area as much as you.

— Amber Souther

Landis board fires Manager Roger Hosey

Based on what I’m reading here, something tells me this story isn’t over.

Get ready for a lawsuit from Mr. Hosey.

— Eric Shock

Chase ends in death of robbery suspect

Great job by multi-county law enforcement personnel cooperating to eliminate a threat to the community.

— Ray Paradowski

Editorial: Landis dives further into controversy

Thank you to the Post for truthful reporting. The three new members of the board had comments about getting Landis out of turmoil and everything being transparent, but it appears the new three are meeting prior to the board meeting to create their own agenda.

— Tommy Garver

Trust me, when the truth does come out, each of you who believe the editor of this not-so-fine article are going to be standing around with your foot in your mouth.

— Marvi Deadmon

The contract is legal whether anyone likes it or not. But that is old news.

Who is looking forward to taco truck Thursday?

I hope they will use the money to replace what the town has to pay in severance.

— Rebecca Copley

John Hood: Busing isn’t making comeback soon

I was bused to inner-city schools from grades 7-12 in Charlotte. It shaped me and made me a better person.

— Karen McGee Puckett



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High School

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