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Catawba Chiefs: Still going strong in a pandemic

Though he doesn’t take any credit, Jeff Childress deserves most of it for the recent growth of the Chiefs Club.

He’s a tireless worker and advocate for the organization, and his enthusiasm and spirit are contagious. Thank you, Jeff, for all you do..

— Stuart Smith

County will buy temperature check tunnel for courthouse

It seems like a lot of money for something of dubious value. Have you consulted with medical professionals as far as relying on body temperature as a sign of COVID infection?

— Joanne Bryla

RSS picks Guilford County Schools administrator …

Dr. Watlington’s credentials and professional background are impressive, and he is prepared to lead by example. Great news for our public school system.

— Jeff Morris

Gov. Cooper announces modified stay-at-home order …

Ask yourself this question: If Cooper’s edicts are so important and necessary, why do you have to wait until Friday to implement them?

Every one of his “orders” so far, have been deferred until Friday.

That must be one hell of a smart virus. It can read a calender!

— John Walls

Police: Salisbury woman charged after officers witness …

So the person who bought the drugs was charged. What about the dealer who was selling them? That’s the real problem.

— Eric Shock

Double-digit deaths, record case increases …

And yet, yesterday at the very busy Food Lion near Lowe’s, there were three families with several small children each, all without masks. Yes, it’s certainly their choice at this point. Their level of selfishness, and some would say arrogance, is also a choice. But their willingness to put themselves (as parents), and their children at risk for the sake of what appears to be a political statement is unconscionable.

— Whitney Peckman

Landis hires public safety director to oversee police, fire …

Creating a position for someone to hold 2 jobs is what the citizens of Landis voted against in the last municipal election. A town the size Landis doesn’t need a public safety official. To have a interim manager making hiring decisions and delaying the hiring of a permanent manager is ridiculous.

— Kenny Goodman

Incoming superintendent hailed as …

RSS is in for a treat! Dr. Watlington is phenomenal.

— Amy Holcombe

Political Notebook: Rowan’s congressman supported lawsuit …

Budd and Hudson are traitors. You either accept the results of the election or you are anti- American.

— William H. Moffitt

Blotter: Greensboro man charged with having 970 grams …

For those wondering, 970 grams works out to just over two pounds.

— Eric Shock

Letter: Hudson’s support for lawsuit not redeemable

Will Hudson and Budd join a bunch of other House representatives on Jan. 6 to again dispute the certified results in the four swing states? Probably so — further entrenching their heads in Donald Trump’s backside. Their was no widespread fraud in this election, according to, well, everybody.

— Douglas Byrd


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County begins accepting restaurant grant applications


Blotter: Salisbury man charged with nine more felony sex offenses


Biden team readies wider economic package after virus relief


Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new solar wings


Cuomo sorry for remarks aide ‘misinterpreted’ as harassment


Trump calls for GOP unity, repeats lies about election loss


Rowan County administers 700 vaccines, with majority going to local educators


Shoplifting at Walmart presents challenge for Salisbury police


Commissioners will hear details about changes to solar energy policies


After overcoming obstacles, local barber Daniel King earns registered status


39th annual K12 student exhibitions go virtual


Biz Roundup: Chamber of Commerce to host ‘Salute to Agri-Business’ at March Power in Partnership


Local legislators back bills ranging from new restrictions on sex offenders to Holocaust education


After surviving COVID-19 scare, Lois Willard set to celebrate 100th birthday

High School

Carson rolls over South 41-0 as about 600 allowed in to see season opener for both


East Spencer after-school program looks toward opening, nonprofit status


Frank Ramsey inducted into the NC Military Veterans Hall of Fame


Livingstone’s Stoutamire inducted into 2021 CIAA Hall of Fame


J&J’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine


13 deaths reported in Rowan, county stresses need to receive second dose


10% of Rowan residents receive first dose; eight COVID-19 deaths reported this week


North Carolina State Highway Patrol commander to retire


UNC School of the Arts may go for online learning due to COVID-19 spread