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Back in session: RSS welcomes first group …

I was very impressed with how smoothly things went at West Rowan High School for my kids. The excitement and positivity from the teachers made a tough situation much easier for the students. While this wasn’t what I envisioned for their school year, I am thankful for at least two days of in person teaching and hope this can continue!

— Donna Marsh Greene

Will anybody be held accountable for the children’s lives lost because of this insane back-to-school-at-all-cost scenario?

— William H. Moffitt

We had a fabulous day at Hurley! It was great to see our students and our kindergartners were excited!

— Kelly McCullers Hain

Letter: Say his name

My prayers are with his family, as they are with the families of Secoriea Turner (8), Jace Young (6), Emily Jones (7), Davell Gardner (1) and others. Those are just a few of names of children younger than 10 killed in the past few months that I doubt that you have heard of. I know that I have not, but they also lived in other parts of the country.

— Eric Shock

Sheriff’s office: Man faces weapons charge …

My sister, Mya Davis Young, was a victim in this accident and she nearly lost her life. She was a passenger in the vehicle. They arrested her for resisting arrest when she was running from a burning vehicle trying to save her life.

— Kya Davis

‘Fame’ relocation on agenda for Thursday’s …

Since it has been decided that “Fame” will rest in a cemetery that has been neglected, who will maintain the grounds?

— Cynthia Hillard

… Commission approves proposed site, amenities for ‘Fame’

Keep it hidden until this insanity passes. Have an exact replica made of some sort of inexpensive hard-to-destroy material. Modern plastics can be very tough. Place it right back at the original location with cameras at different angles.

— Willie Boone

Visiting Salisbury without that monument in its original, intended location is like visiting Rome without the Colosseum. It just doesn’t work.

— Kevin Wilson

I live here and hate going past the spot where she stood my whole life.

— Tika Ann Davis

New Dollar General approved in Granite Quarry area

I need to buy stock in Dollar General.

— James Lambert

Soon there will be one on every corner!

— James Bostwick

Josh Bergeron: Rowan’s connection to Postal Service …

Salisbury was also a distribution point for mail going west to all cities between here and Asheville and east to all cities between here and Wadesboro.

Most mail came by train four or five times a day. It was unloaded at The Salisbury Depot and sent via truck to its destinations. I should know.

My father was the Star Route Mail contractor for over 20 years with a fleet of trucks doing this service.

— George W. Benson

… Messaging was strong during virtual Democratic …

You will lose your guns and freedom.

America will become a socialist country. I cannot believe what I have read. Continue wearing a mask for three months for a political coup. Wake up.

— Robin Ruppe

Vote for the Democrats and the United States of America will be a socialist country before the first four years are over.

— Phillip Bradshaw

Vote for Republicans and the United States of America will be a dictatorship of oligarchs instead of a capitalist socialist democracy.

— Reginald Brown

Letter: Absentee ballot request addressed to dead mother

Thank you for clarifying this distinction for those so eager to suspect fraud.

— Joanne Bryla

Leonard Pitts: How many would choose whiteness …

Once you start dealing with people one-to-one we all want the same things: to provide for our families, to have a home, to have decent education.

We are not so different. Let us focus on what we have in common. Just my opinion.

— Cynthia Hillard

We are not a democracy we are a republic that elects it representatives through democratic elections.

We cannot choose democracy. It is not up for a choice.

A pure democracy is just mob rule. Saying the choice is between “whiteness” and democracy is just more identity politics.

— Douglas Jacobs

Public Art Committee hears plans for ‘Paint the Pavement’ …

I hope the committee will reach out to N.C. DOT and request special permission to do some of the downtown intersections.

— David Post

Odd this idea comes up after Mayor Pro Tem Al Heggins wanted “Black Lives Matter” painted in the streets. Maybe this is a back door to her getting her way without approval of the city council.

— Vera Cope

Supporters, Mississippi governor rally in Rowan

Not a mask in sight. And they wonder why we can’t get back to some sense of normalcy. You can spread COVID without a fever.

— April Eddinger Sherrill

Comments

News

North Carolina health officials urge schools to reopen

Crime

In letter, PETA criticizes Salisbury Police for K-9 video

Coronavirus

Three deaths, 29 new COVID-19 positives reported

Crime

Blotter: Bullet holes found in woman’s Park Avenue apartment

Crime

Man faces assault charges for domestic incident

High School

Photo gallery: Carson girls win West Regional, headed to state championship

High School

High school basketball: Carson girls headed to state championship game

Local

Commissioners set date for public hearing on potential solar energy system rule changes

Health

Two of Rep. Sasser’s bills successfully pass through Health Committee

Local

Rep. Warren’s measure to allow removal of public notices from newspapers put on back burner

China Grove

China Grove Town Council weighs future of previously rejected housing development

Local

Salisbury City Council hears public comments, receives presentation on Main Street reconfiguration

Crime

Blotter: Man charged with felony drug offenses

Nation/World

California crash kills 13 of 25 people crammed into SUV

Nation/World

Biden vows enough vaccines by end of May

Coronavirus

State to vaccinate medically vulnerable starting March 24

Coronavirus

One new death, 20 new COVID-19 positives reported in Rowan

Kannapolis

Kannapolis man dies in moped crash

Crime

Salisbury Police chief addresses K-9 video, says officer separated from animal

Local

Rowan Rescue Squad sets record straight on fundraising typo

Local

City approves DOT agreement, Salisbury Station project could begin next year

Local

County plans to use vulture effigy, enforce violations to remedy animal carcass feeding problem

Education

Two weeks after ending enhanced protocols, Catawba has no COVID-19 cases

News

Council to hear revised version of Downtown Main Street Plan