Paris Goodnight, Author at Salisbury Post

Opinion

Paris Goodnight: Land of the Sky — not what it used to be

If you ever walk by Rowan Public Library’s main branch, you might notice a marker detailing the works of author Christian Reid, the pen name ... Read more

by Paris Goodnight, Sunday, January 22, 2023 12:00 am

Opinion

Paris Goodnight: Trying to stand up to the bullies

With all the many troubles going on around the world these days, I’m stuck wondering just where America stands these days, particularly in the eyes ... Read more

by Paris Goodnight, Sunday, January 15, 2023 12:00 am

News

Paris Goodnight: Keeping close watch on the quiet ones

Trying to be the quiet one doesn’t always pay off. I heard the old saying when I was young and impressionable about it being better ... Read more

by Paris Goodnight, Sunday, January 8, 2023 12:00 am

Opinion

Paris Goodnight: Christmas gatherings aren’t always peaceful, harmonious

Christmas gatherings can be painful, particularly if you’ve lost a loved one during the year or you don’t get along with some of the family ... Read more

by Paris Goodnight, Sunday, January 1, 2023 12:00 am

Opinion

Paris Goodnight: Oh Christmas tree, how lovely are your little branches

When I was young, my grandparents used to decorate a cedar tree cut from a pasture on their farm for Christmas. To me, it looked ... Read more

by Paris Goodnight, Sunday, December 18, 2022 12:00 am

Opinion

Paris Goodnight: Climbing trees isn’t for older folks or the fainthearted

December may not ordinarily be the time when you think about climbing trees, and if you’re my age you probably shouldn’t be thinking about doing ... Read more

by Paris Goodnight, Sunday, December 11, 2022 12:00 am

Sports

Hurricanes cruise in 3-0 win over Islanders

By SCOTT CHARLES Associated Press NEW YORK  — Paul Stastny scored in the second period, Pyotr Kochetkov got his second career shutout and the Carolina ... Read more

by Paris Goodnight, Saturday, December 10, 2022 10:14 pm

Opinion

Paris Goodnight: Handing over cash a dollar or two at a time

Since this is the season of giving and we tend to spread our good fortune a little more freely this time of year, I keep ... Read more

by Paris Goodnight, Sunday, December 4, 2022 12:00 am

Opinion

Paris Goodnight: Where will garbage go next after landfill is full?

As plans move ahead for a $12 million expansion of the Rowan County landfill, I think back to what was there long before garbage started ... Read more

by Paris Goodnight, Sunday, November 20, 2022 12:00 am

Opinion

Paris Goodnight: A rare fright night that’s just right

Rain on a Halloween night may not be good for trick or treating, but it sure makes it spooky. It looks like we’ve got a ... Read more

by Paris Goodnight, Sunday, October 30, 2022 12:00 am

Opinion

Paris Goodnight: Putting pen to paper for that darling daughter

My daughter convinced me not long ago that it was time to start writing her letters instead of just keeping up via text or email. ... Read more

by Paris Goodnight, Sunday, October 23, 2022 12:00 am

Opinion

Paris Goodnight: Snagging one while fishing for frisbee

Have you ever gone fishing for frisbee? Those aren’t the little fish caught from streams up in the Great White North — we called those ... Read more

by Paris Goodnight, Sunday, October 16, 2022 12:00 am

Sports

Peña’s 18th-inning homer sends Astros past Mariners in sweep

By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer SEATTLE  — Jeremy Peña homered in the 18th inning, and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 1-0 on ... Read more

by Paris Goodnight, Saturday, October 15, 2022 11:49 pm

Sports

Hoskins, Harper homer as Phillies rout Braves

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA  — Rhys Hoskins raised his arms in triumph, and then spiked his bat in celebration — a raw, ... Read more

by Paris Goodnight, Friday, October 14, 2022 11:15 pm

Opinion

Paris Goodnight: Trying not to pass on those bad traits

When I was coming along, “Cat’s in the Cradle” was a song that talked about a father doing things that kept him away from his ... Read more

by Paris Goodnight, Sunday, October 9, 2022 12:00 am

Opinion

Paris Goodnight: Looking down for signs of trouble

What do you pay attention to when you’re not hard at work or play? When I’m out in the neighborhood, or strolling the streets downtown, ... Read more

by Paris Goodnight, Sunday, October 2, 2022 12:00 am

Opinion

Paris Goodnight: Turnip seeds are planted, but I don’t know why

Planting turnip seeds has become a fall tradition even though I can’t say I really enjoy the harvest a little later in the year. I ... Read more

by Paris Goodnight, Sunday, September 25, 2022 12:00 am

Opinion

Paris Goodnight: What would we do without Facebook?

Imagine there’s no Facebook. It’s easy if you try. No Twitter or Google around us. Above us, no TikTok, only sky. That might not make ... Read more

by Paris Goodnight, Sunday, September 18, 2022 12:00 am

Opinion

Paris Goodnight: Shop talk — putting together a newspaper isn’t as easy as you might think

If you’ve been out to some restaurants still trying to get back up to speed after the pandemic, you’ve probably  seen the signs asking for ... Read more

by Paris Goodnight, Sunday, September 11, 2022 12:00 am

Opinion

Paris Goodnight: Not missing out on anything

One of the hazards of working the strange hours that some newspaper folks do is you miss out on things that others get to take ... Read more

by Paris Goodnight, Sunday, September 4, 2022 12:00 am

Opinion

Paris Goodnight: Hesh up and what, you say?

One of the favorite sayings I remember my grandfather laying on us kids was “hesh up and eat them taters.” Spellchecker and the grammar police ... Read more

by Paris Goodnight, Sunday, August 28, 2022 12:00 am

Opinion

Paris Goodnight: When are those good ol’ days again?

No one seems to be talking about these days as the “good ol’ days,” but I wonder if back in the days of Carly Simon ... Read more

by Paris Goodnight, Sunday, August 21, 2022 12:00 am

Opinion

Paris Goodnight: Buyer’s remorse may be a thing of the past

Does anyone ever suffer from buyer’s remorse any more? My wife used to get it every now and then, either if the item didn’t work ... Read more

by Paris Goodnight, Sunday, August 14, 2022 12:00 am

Opinion

Paris Goodnight: The soundtrack of the surf and sun

The soundtrack of the surf never ceases, and yet it changes every time I step foot into the water. I can never remember all the ... Read more

by Paris Goodnight, Sunday, August 7, 2022 12:00 am

Opinion

Paris Goodnight: The smells of July are upon us

Some of the smells of July aren’t easy to describe, but I caught a whiff just the other day that reminded me of something from ... Read more

by Paris Goodnight, Sunday, July 24, 2022 12:00 am

Opinion

Paris Goodnight: Lost and alone in the woods — with no GPS

If you’re like me, you can imagine a day when that trusty little invention of GPS navigation stops working. Anybody who has worked on any ... Read more

by Paris Goodnight, Sunday, July 17, 2022 12:00 am

Opinion

Paris Goodnight: Dog days of summer are really here

Watching our dog run and play with our son’s dog this past week made me rethink the heat that we’ve all been sweltering in lately. ... Read more

by Paris Goodnight, Sunday, July 10, 2022 12:00 am

Opinion

Paris Goodnight: Believing in tomorrow, and hoping for rain

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow, according to the sign at the community garden in Spencer. That’s good enough for me because ... Read more

by Paris Goodnight, Sunday, July 3, 2022 12:00 am

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