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Opinion

Quotes of the week

“If you look at individual businesses, it will definitely go a long way.” — Amy Ray, Spencer Community Appearance Committee member on facade grants “I’ll ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, October 22, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Steven V. Roberts: The boy from the Bronx

Many people are sharing their favorite Colin Powell stories, and here’s mine: As the child of immigrants from Jamaica, he grew up in a working-class ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, October 22, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Byron York: Christopher Steele speaks

The disgraced former British spy Christopher Steele has kept a low profile in recent years. Understandably so, given that investigations revealed his dossier — the ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, October 22, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

My Turn, Darrell Hinnant: Build a stronger council by voting for Rowell, Dixon, Litaker

By Darrell Hinnant Next year, 2022, could be the best year for Kannapolis since the mill closed.  That statement could seem an exaggeration with all ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

John Hood: COVID-induced school closures were a mistake

By John Hood RALEIGH — Closing down school buildings for many months last year — and offering poorly planned and executed virtual schooling as an ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:00 am

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Alexander H. Jones: Echoes of Jesse Helms found in lieutenant governor’s statements

By Alexander H. Jones Many North Carolina Republicans wouldn’t consider it an insult to compare their party’s lieutenant governor with Jesse Helms. So I feel ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

My Turn, Nan Buehrer: For older adults, CARS program is a lifeline

By Nan Buehrer My day begins with a last gulp of coffee before I grab my car keys and drive to work. No asking to ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, October 17, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Cal Thomas: History depends on author

Britain’s Home Office says more than 12,500 migrants have broken the law to get into the UK so far this year. Compare this to the ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, October 17, 2021 12:00 am

Brincefield Cartoons

Mook’s Place: City Park

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by Post Opinion, Sunday, October 17, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Quotes of the week

“The reason the athletic club was required to get insurance is the same reason we need to be sure the town is covered.” — Chip ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, October 15, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Byron York: Was Jan. 6 An ‘armed insurrection’?

It has become common in some circles to call the Jan. 6 Capitol riot an “armed insurrection.” That leads to a few questions: How many ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, October 15, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

Bob Hall: One voter can turn loser into winner

By Bob Hall With early voting starting this week in many cities, a new report answers the question: Does one vote really make a difference ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, October 15, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

My Turn, Joe Morris: Jimmy Hurley would have loved Bell Tower Green

By Joe Morris Congratulations to the Bell Tower Green Committee for the opening of an extraordinary green space! All aspects of the park’s design and ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Other voices: Is Sen. Tillis ready for his close-up?

North Carolina’s Sen. Thom Tillis is used to being in the public eye — and, no doubt, used to criticism, warranted or otherwise. But he ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

D.G. Martin: Following Macbeth’s advice in Afghanistan

By D.G. Martin Can Shakespeare’s Macbeth help us deal with President Biden’s decision to pull all American troops out of Afghanistan and do it quickly? ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Alexander H. Jones: Charles Graham launches strong challenge to Dan Bishop

By Alexander H. Jones State Rep. Charles Graham is drawing strength from history in his effort to make history. Announcing his challenge to U.S. Rep. ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

Sharon Randall: Watching the wind blow as plans change

By Sharon Randall Life stays interesting in one way or another. I like that about it, usually. Interesting is good. But sometimes it’s interesting in ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:01 am

Columnists

John Hood: Raleigh gets balanced budgeting right while Washington remains wrong

By John Hood I’ve been spending a lot of time recently in conversation with right-leaning leaders, policy experts, donors and activists. My purpose is to ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:01 am

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My Turn, Renee C. Scheidt: Following the science on masks means not requiring them in schools

By Renee C. Scheidt Confusion rules the day on the effectiveness of wearing masks, especially for those under 18. Should masks be mandated in our ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Monday, October 11, 2021 12:01 am

Guest columns

Cal Thomas: The Pandora papers

“The rich put cream on their berries; the rich drive shiny black cars.” — (from the Broadway musical “Carnival!”) The Pandora Papers, “an exposé of ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, October 10, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

My Turn, PJ Smith: United Way campaign helps community, Salisbury Police Department

By P.J. Smith The Salisbury Police Department would like to say thank you to the United Way for what is an exciting partnership, working together ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, October 10, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

My Turn, Pam Bloom: Don’t be afraid to make ‘good trouble’

By Pam Bloom As a child of the ’70s and still possessing a keen distrust of authority, I never imagined such a down the rabbit ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, October 10, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Leonard Pitts: Dear Mike Pence …

Dear Mike Pence: Most of them are fervid adherents of bizarre conspiracy theories and fascist dogmas that might yet burn this country down. Many of ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, October 10, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Byron York: Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema under attack

Remember the media cheers for Sen. John McCain when he stopped the effort to repeal Obamacare? McCain was a Republican frustrating a Republican policy goal, ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, October 8, 2021 12:00 am

Guest columns

Steven V. Roberts: Two words for Democrats

The Democrats are in a real mess. Moderates and liberals are sniping at each other with the same animosity they usually aim at Republicans. A ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, October 8, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Quotes of the week

“Suicide has impacted my family, so I’m all about being with people who have gone through similar events and how we can prevent possibly losing ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, October 8, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

Alexander Jones: Bob Orr, Pat McCrory and the strange death of moderate Republicanism

By Alexander Jones When they entered the voting booth for the 2008 gubernatorial primary, Republicans had two moderate choices. One, a longtime fixture of GOP ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 am

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Ray Nothstine: FBI crime report should inform policy decisions

By Ray Nothstine Violent crimes are surging across the country, with North Carolina outpacing the national average. Newly released data from the FBI notes that ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:00 am

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