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Elizabeth Cook, Author at Salisbury Post

Columnists

My Turn, Elizabeth Cook: Fisher’s advice golden, example priceless

By Elizabeth Cook When Paul Fisher asked for a few minutes of your time, something important was brewing.  That’s the way it was during my ... Read more

by Elizabeth Cook, Sunday, November 8, 2020 12:00 am

Books

Love can only conquer so much pain

“Holding on to Nothing,” by Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne, Blair Publishing, 257 pages, $25.95. By Elizabeth Cook For the Salisbury Post The characters in Elizabeth Shelburne’s ... Read more

by Elizabeth Cook, Thursday, January 9, 2020 12:00 am

Columnists

Elizabeth Cook: Wineka ready to set out on a new path

By Elizabeth Cook For the Salisbury Post He came to town a stranger — a quiet, lanky 20-something from Pennsylvania who followed his college girlfriend ... Read more

by Elizabeth Cook, Wednesday, December 11, 2019 12:10 am

Local

‘No one woke up one day wanting this life’: Syringe exchange program one strategy to abate opioid epidemic

By Elizabeth Cook For the Salisbury Post KANNAPOLIS — Sticky notes cover a bulletin board at the Cabarrus Health Alliance, sharing reactions from users of ... Read more

by Elizabeth Cook, Sunday, September 1, 2019 12:02 am

News

Correction

Rowan County emergency crews treated 22 people for drug overdoses in 25 days, starting July 15. The separate Post Overdose Response Team or PORT has ... Read more

by Elizabeth Cook, Tuesday, August 13, 2019 12:00 am

Crime

Special response team follows up on overdoses

SALISBURY — Since the Post Overdose Response Team became active less than a month ago, Rowan County emergency crews have treated 22 people for drug ... Read more

by Elizabeth Cook, Sunday, August 11, 2019 12:01 am

News

Spirit: West Rowan’s Jimmy Greene fights for his team, community

By Elizabeth Cook For the Salisbury Post By day, 48-year-old Jimmy Greene is a partner at Fisher-Greene Insurance, helping clients and building relationships. But in ... Read more

by Elizabeth Cook, Monday, April 1, 2019 12:00 am

Books

Book review: ‘Maid’ tells what it’s like to be the working poor

“Maid,” by Stephanie Land. Hachette Books. 270 pages. $27. By Elizabeth Cook For the Salisbury Post “Maid,” Stephanie Land’s memoir from her days of scrubbing ... Read more

by Elizabeth Cook, Sunday, March 24, 2019 12:00 am

Local

2018’s top news: Schools renewal and consolidation, Erica Parsons prosecution top the list

SALISBURY — Education affects the lives of some 19,000 Rowan County public school students — plus their families — and it dominated Salisbury Post headlines ... Read more

by Elizabeth Cook, Tuesday, January 1, 2019 12:00 am

Guest columns

My Turn, Ella Jones: Save our school

My name is Ella Jones, and I am a seventh- grader at North Rowan Middle School. I have attended both North Rowan Elementary and Middle ... Read more

by Elizabeth Cook, Thursday, December 20, 2018 12:05 am

Columnists

Elizabeth Cook: Christmas is music to our ears

It started with the Hallmark movies. No, to be honest, the yearning for Christmas this year took hold around Halloween for some of us. Politics ... Read more

by Elizabeth Cook, Sunday, December 9, 2018 2:19 am

Columnists

Elizabeth Cook: Our personal president

George H.W. Bush was already popular in Rowan County before he landed in Faith for its famous Fourth of July celebration in 1992. But that ... Read more

by Elizabeth Cook, Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:31 am

Columnists

Elizabeth Cook: Start wrapping up another year

You have your Christmas traditions. In the Post newsroom, we have our end-of-the-year traditions. Instead of wrapping gifts, we’re wrapping up the year with stories ... Read more

by Elizabeth Cook, Sunday, December 2, 2018 12:20 am

Education

Meetings about school consolidation start Tuesday

SALISBURY  — Rowan County residents will have six opportunities in the coming weeks to learn more about a school closing and consolidation proposal that would ... Read more

by Elizabeth Cook, Sunday, December 2, 2018 12:00 am

Education

Why I am thankful …

LANDIS — Stacey Carver, who teaches at Corriher-Lipe Middle School, asked her AIG students to write essays on thankfulness. Here are excerpts: … for my ... Read more

by Elizabeth Cook, Thursday, November 22, 2018 12:00 am

Local

David Cook: ‘What would I be today?’

SALISBURY — Some veterans’ stories are tales of battle, courage and sacrifice. Jerry David Cook talks instead of what he gained by serving in the ... Read more

by Elizabeth Cook, Thursday, November 22, 2018 12:00 am

Editorials

Editorial: Help a child this Christmas

“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” —Matthew 25:40, ... Read more

by Elizabeth Cook, Wednesday, November 21, 2018 12:37 am

Columnists

Elizabeth Cook: Thanks for sharing the journey

The first thing on the gratitude list this Thanksgiving is forgiveness. Put it right up there with respect. Someone dropped by the office last week ... Read more

by Elizabeth Cook, Sunday, November 18, 2018 12:44 am

Editorials

Other Voices: Another attack on gerrymandering

Well of course it’s blatant and outrageous gerrymandering, with state and federal legislative districts deliberately drawn to give one party overwhelming advantage over the other. ... Read more

by Elizabeth Cook, Thursday, November 15, 2018 12:54 am

Columnists

Al Hunt: In the White House, experience really does count

I covered a lot of campaigns this year and none was more exciting than Beto O’Rourke’s race for a U.S. senate seat in Texas. Richard Ojeda, ... Read more

by Elizabeth Cook, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 10:53 pm

Columnists

Rob Schofield: Beware of special session

The 2018 election may be in the rear view mirror, but for better or worse, the next battle over the state’s future will commence very ... Read more

by Elizabeth Cook, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:09 am

Guest columns

James Burns: A doughboy who did his bit in the war

 I’ve waited 40 years to write this article. For it was in 1978 when I first came across my Uncle Carroll Hosbrook’s World War I ... Read more

by Elizabeth Cook, Sunday, November 11, 2018 12:57 am

Local

Voter blows whistle on numbered ballots

He was right on Election Day, but not on absentees   SALISBURY — Bill Reynolds says his rights have been violated. As he prepared to ... Read more

by Elizabeth Cook, Sunday, November 11, 2018 12:00 am

Columnists

Elizabeth Cook: 40 years and a revolution ago

A lot has happened in Salisbury over the past 40 years, the span of my career at the Post. Rufus Honeycutt was chairman of the ... Read more

by Elizabeth Cook, Saturday, November 10, 2018 11:50 pm

Guest columns

My Turn, Dr. David Nelson: Navigating not-so-friendly skies

The mid term elections are behind us. Thank God. It certainly is a relief to know we can make a safer approach and landing now ... Read more

by Elizabeth Cook, Saturday, November 10, 2018 11:39 pm

Columnists

Sharon Randall: Interviewing for my next career

Few things make me happier than indulging in a deep philosophical discussion with one of my favorite philosophers about our favorite topic: Life. My view ... Read more

by Elizabeth Cook, Thursday, November 8, 2018 5:27 pm

Elections

Republicans coast into victory in Rowan commissioners race

SALISBURY — Republican incumbents Greg Edds, Jim Greene and Judy Klusman won easy victories over Democratic challengers Veleria Levy and Latasha Wilks in the race ... Read more

by Elizabeth Cook, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 12:10 am

Education

Kevin Jones wins North seat on school board

SALISBURY — Kevin Jones will be joining the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education after defeating Lawrence Bolen in a race to represent the North Rowan area. ... Read more

by Elizabeth Cook, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 12:00 am

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