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Editorial: Parade brings community spirit back to downtown

Organizers of the ‘Tis the Season Holiday Spectacular and all Rowan Countians should be thrilled with last week’s parade and post-parade celebration. The events brought ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, November 30, 2021 12:00 am

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Editorial: Landis settlement outcome’s not surprising

It’s the outcome people could have seen saw coming. With a new group of aldermen incoming and some questionable language in his contract, the public ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Sunday, November 28, 2021 12:00 am

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Darts and Laurels: Solve East Spencer Post Office issues as quickly as possible

Dart to the East Spencer Post Office for what appears to be failures to provide basic services on a routine basis. Frequent users of the ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Thursday, November 25, 2021 12:00 am

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Editorial: Things for Rowan to be thankful for this year

With Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, here are some things to be thankful for in Salisbury, Rowan County and Kannapolis: • Bell Tower Green This is ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Sunday, November 21, 2021 12:00 am

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Editorial: Gold Hill solar farm vote may send developers elsewhere

By voting down a 574-acre solar farm proposal this week, the Rowan County Board of Commissioners may ward off utility-scale facilities in the county for ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:10 am

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Editorial: Questions remain after lieutenant’s arrest

The arrest last week of a Rowan County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant on felony charges raises a number of questions that haven’t been answered. Rodney Mahaley, ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Sunday, November 14, 2021 12:00 am

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Editorial: Closure closer in Salisbury mayor race

Salisbury should have some sense of who its next mayor will be on Tuesday. That’s when the Rowan County Board of Elections will conduct a ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Thursday, November 11, 2021 12:00 am

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Laurels: Town of Spencer making right call with sheriff’s office agreement

Laurel to the town of Spencer for considering decisive action to ensure residents have law enforcement protection. The town has lost several of its officers ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, November 9, 2021 12:10 am

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Editorial: Precinct numbers give context for municipal election results

When split into precincts, turnout numbers can provide key insights about how an election played out. Excluding precincts where elections weren’t competitive, the range of ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Sunday, November 7, 2021 12:00 am

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Editorial: Every vote matters in local elections

The 2021 municipal elections are proof that every vote counts. In East Spencer, just one vote separates Tony Hillian from Albert Smith. At the moment, ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:10 am

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Editorial: Independent redistricting committee is right thing to do

Lawmakers already face a suit in state court, and they haven’t even finished redistricting. After a tumultuous decade for congressional and legislative map making, the ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Sunday, October 31, 2021 12:00 am

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Laurels: Stay involved in community after election

Laurel to the many candidates running for municipal office in 2021. More than 60 candidates are running for spots on the governing boards of the county’s ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Thursday, October 28, 2021 12:00 am

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Editorial: ‘Fame’ provides comparisons for Salisbury’s two mayoral candidates

In addition to the routine business of being mayor, voters in Salisbury’s first mayoral election can directly compare the handling of some hot-button issues by ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:00 am

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Editorial: Public deserves apology from Pierce

Rowan County Commissioner Craig Pierce has been the beneficiary of an extraordinary amount of kindness and grace from his peers despite attempting to use his ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Sunday, October 24, 2021 12:01 am

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Editorial: Rowan Board of Elections shouldn’t have criticized poll worker publicly

Some things are best discussed first in private. Private employers would not (or should not) discuss employee performance in a public lobby with customers around. ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:26 pm

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Editorial: Salisbury should think about four-year terms, too

When Spencer voters go to the polls, they will have a few items on their ballots. They will be able to vote for members of ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Sunday, October 17, 2021 12:00 am

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Editorial: Participate in local government, vote in 2021 election

After record-setting turnout in a divisive 2020 presidential election, eligible voters shouldn’t tune out local politics. From Rockwell to Cleveland, there are races on the ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:00 am

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Darts and Laurels: Thin veil better than explicit partisanship in municipal races

Dart to the heightened involvement of partisan politics in Salisbury’s municipal elections. It began with the parties explicitly endorsing or soliciting volunteers for candidates and ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Sunday, October 10, 2021 12:00 am

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Laurels: Turn signal should be beneficial

Laurel to the addition of a protected turn lane and turn signal at the Square. The light and protected turn lane were added last week ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Sunday, October 3, 2021 12:44 am

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Editorial: Salisbury’s central park set for opening

Would you rather have a $13 million downtown park primarily funded by private donations or a couple parking lots? The answer should be obvious. Bell ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:00 am

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Editorial: Easier to choose business as usual in 2021

With more experience and vaccines, it’s easier to choose business as usual in 2021. Proof of that truism lies in the debate Rowan-Salisbury Schools and ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Sunday, September 26, 2021 12:00 am

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Editorial: Good to see new requirements in tax incentive deal

In an era where people are more divided than ever on politics, there’s some agreement on a common economic development practice. Tax incentives attract opposition ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:00 am

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Laurels: State made right decision with Sunday voting plan

Laurel to the State Board of Elections for approving Sunday voting in this year’s municipal elections in Rowan County. The board on Sept. 10 voted ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Sunday, September 19, 2021 12:00 am

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Editorial: Numbers prove Rowan-Salisbury Schools did the right thing

Understandably, local school boards across North Carolina are worried about the number of healthy, quarantined students. With just a few hundred positive tests, it seems ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:00 am

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Editorial: The day life changed

Editor’s note: This editorial was first published on Sept. 12, 2001 in the Salisbury Post. We’re republishing it today for the 20th anniversary of the ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Saturday, September 11, 2021 1:15 pm

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Editorial: Local ties could help in Empire Hotel redevelopment

Thursday will mark one year since the city of Salisbury and Downtown Salisbury Inc. broke off exclusive talks with Black Point Investments for the Empire ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 12:00 am

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Editorial: Park’s creation is economic development, too

For Kannapolis, it was a baseball stadium, infrastructure investment and a well-chosen partnership with private developers. Why can’t it be a downtown park for Salisbury? ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, August 31, 2021 12:00 am

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Editorial: Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education should extend mask mandate

Imagine if Rowan-Salisbury Schools hadn’t made masks mandatory two weeks ago. With nearly 300 student infections, thousands of quarantines, football game cancellations and administrators heading ... Read more

by Salisbury Post Editorial Board, Sunday, August 29, 2021 12:10 am

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