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Talkback, what online readers are saying about …

Supporters continue push for addition of Sunday early voting

Still waiting for article about the women voters who have been purged from the rolls in Rowan County, please.

— Lewellen Daniel Padgett

Forward 2040 committee gets input from citizens

It seems that creation of an educated work force prepared for good jobs could be a welcome addition to the list,as well.

— Jeff Morris

Man who fell off 75-foot bridge reunited …

I’ve been wondering about the tractor-trailer driver.

There has been no mention that I’ve seen if they found him. I believe he hit the car. So would that not have been a hit and run?

— Eric Shock

… Working as one of the first black probation officers

Mr. Greene is a champion for children and always thinks about others before himself.

— Nathan Currie

Letter: Review all candidates before choosing

The State Board of Elections literally videotapes their ballot ordering process and streams it out to prove it is randomly done. It’s transparent. You can’t help that the front runners’ names are at the wrong end of the alphabet.

— Andrew Poston

Letter: Don’t be fooled on March 3 ballot, vote ‘no’ …

It’s from Jim Sides. Well that negates validity for his argument.

— Robert Mason Waller

I always vote for school bonds.

Usually the bonds pass, but the county still doesn’t have money. This will be a “no” vote this time.

— Glenda Kearns

County chief information officer promoted …

This promotion is well-deserved; I have every confidence in you and your abilities.

This is a very wise move that will pay dividends for the residents of Rowan County for years to come..

— Roger Hosey

Bond referendum passes easily

I guess this is just another way to steal property owner’s money.

If this referendum was on the general election ballot in November it would not have passed. It’s funny: once your money is stolen like this the government never sets the rate back once the debt is paid after 15 years.

— Eric Vandeford

This institution provides significant benefit to the community and allows students an opportunity to access education at a lower cost than universities.

When students win, we all win.

— Carla Cole

Bonds should be a sales tax increase where everyone will pay their fair share.

— Kyle J. Huffman

Caskey, Pierce beat Republican challenger

“You have to be Republican full-time, not just when it’s convenient,” Pierce said.

I wonder how he reconciles that with his support of President Trump?

— Karen South Jones

If Pierce showed that kind of unsportsmanlike behavior, imagine if he had lost.

— Janet Hodges Keys

Thank you Mr. Pierce for showing us your true colors. We voters appreciate knowing where a man stands, character wise, and you’ve shown us yours is not pretty.

— Kristi Altman        Harrington

Sheriff’s office raids Granite Quarry Arcade …

What about the other ones that remain open? When can we expect to see them raided and shut down?

— Eric Shock

Former Landis manager files lawsuit against town

“Just cause” — two little words, a whole bunch of regret.

— Rebecca Copley

Read ’em and keep: DAR spreads Seuss to local schools

Thanks for coming to my class at Isenberg.

The readers were awesome and kept the students attention the entire time.

We love our new book also.

— Lyndsay Tomlinson



Blotter: Feb. 26


Salisbury, Kannapolis men charged with soliciting sexual acts


Racial bias ‘deeply entrenched’ in report critical of Apex Police Department


US bombs facilities in Syria used by Iran-backed militia


City council again dismisses idea of adding new member, focus now on recommendation to delay elections


‘Let’s make some money:’ Loosened restrictions praised by bar owners, baseball team

High School

Salisbury High bucks historical trend in dominant shutout of West Rowan


Garage declared total loss after Enochville fire


Cooper, N.C. prison officials agree to release 3,500 inmates


Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in Rowan, six for the week


Blotter: Man brandishes AR-15, runs over motorcycle at Rockwell-area gas station


Salisbury man charged with exploitation of minor


Road rage incident results in assault charges


Dukeville lead testing results trickle in, more participation needed


Faith Academy interviewing staff, preparing site for fall opening


Volunteers work around obstacles, alter procedures to offer free tax services to those in need


Education shoutouts


Retired Marine gets recognition for toy collection efforts


March issue of Salisbury the Magazine is now available


Five get Dunbar School Heritage Scholarships


Education briefs: Salisbury Academy fourth-graders think big as inventors


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


Biden aims to distribute masks to millions in ‘equity’ push


Chief: Capitol Police were warned of violence before riot