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Francis Koster: Push for truth in advertising

By Francis Koster I have powerful memories of my mom, the mother of six, counting money at the kitchen table, sighing and scratching items from ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, October 18, 2020 12:00 am

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Nalini Joseph: Let your child’s imagination run wild

By Nalini Joseph While you’re yelling, “Hey get off the Nintendo Switch and get your homework done,” are you also thinking, “He’s sure got great ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, October 18, 2020 12:00 am

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Amy-Lynn Albertson: Fun fruit for the garden during 4-H plant sale

By Amy-Lynn Albertson Rowan County Extension Director It’s time for our annual 4-H plant sale again.  This year we have added a few novelty fruits ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:18 pm

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Sharon Randall: Don’t worry, be happy

By Sharon Randall There’s a lot going on these days. A worldwide pandemic. People out of work, fearing eviction. Hurricanes. Wildfires. Protests. Riots. And a ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:00 am

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Gary Pearce: No more debates needed

Presidential debates are outdated. They’ve outlived their sell-by date. They should be consigned to the dustbin of history. COVID-19 killed off this week’s scheduled presidential ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:00 am

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John Hood: Ticket splitting still shapes elections

By John Hood RALEIGH — North Carolina, like most of the country, has become increasingly polarized in our political thinking and behavior. But what does ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:00 am

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Francis Koster: Unpolluted food for thought

By Francis Koster I am the oldest of six kids. My father was a very good man, but he was not what you would call ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, October 11, 2020 12:00 am

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My Turn, Cheryl Goins: Poster draws unexpected, negative comments

By Cheryl Goins This summer, in response to the horrific murder of George Floyd and the ensuing protests, my husband Ted and I put a ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, October 11, 2020 12:00 am

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My Turn, Susan Cox: Studer is school board member community needs

By Susan Cox I was elected to the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education in 2012. It has been a very rewarding experience and a highlight of ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, October 11, 2020 12:00 am

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Nalini Joseph: Children should experience sacrifice to be great

By Nalini Joseph As parents, we often think of mental stress that our children face as something to be avoided. Mental anguish is synonymous with ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, October 11, 2020 12:00 am

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Ada Fisher: When should the president step aside?

By Ada Fisher The presidency sits precariously, not just in the hands of the people. But under the 25th Amendment, it may be deemed void ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, October 8, 2020 12:00 am

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D.G. Martin: Some supporters overlook flaws in favor of fight

By D.G. Martin We both love America? We would fight for our country. And we would fight to keep it the way we love it. ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 12:00 am

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John Hood: Superintendent candidates clash on reopening schools

By John Hood RALEIGH — When Democrat Jen Mangrum and Republican Catherine Truitt first filed to run for state superintendent of public instruction, neither could ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 12:00 am

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Nalini Joseph: Boredom on your child’s path to greatness

By Nalini Joseph Just to recap: In week one, we set the stage for learning in your home by making it commonplace and kinda cool ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, October 4, 2020 12:00 am

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Francis Koster: Enough plastic in a week of food to make a credit card

By Francis Koster Imagine an evening (pre-COVID-19) where you take your family out to dinner and order a family-sized meal of seafood gumbo full of ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, October 4, 2020 12:00 am

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Byron York column: Top Republicans sound alarm on election chaos

W ith less than five weeks to go before Election Day, two top House Republicans — Jim Jordan, ranking GOP member on the Judiciary Committee, ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, October 2, 2020 12:00 am

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Steven Roberts column: Heeding the GOP defectors

A battalion of brave Republicans, including key figures from President Trump’s own administration, have abandoned their party and endorsed Democrat Joe Biden. Defectors in the ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, October 2, 2020 12:00 am

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Quotes of the week

“I think we’re all concerned that we do not want another Dollar General. Basically, Dollar Generals are taking over every corner of Rowan County.” — ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, October 2, 2020 12:00 am

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Gary Pearce: Bugs Bunny always wins in debates

By Gary Pearce Forty years in politics made me an expert on debates, whether I wanted to be or not. I did endless hours of ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, October 1, 2020 12:00 am

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DG Martin: Too much or not enough religion?

By D.G. Martin Is Joe Biden too Catholic? Or not enough? Has Donald Trump corrupted the leaders of conservative religious groups? Religion is everywhere, even ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:00 am

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John Hood: Lieutenant governor candidates differ sharply

By John Hood RALEIGH — The post of lieutenant governor is a constitutional office in North Carolina, and the only one empowered to exercise both ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:00 am

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Nalini Joseph: Focus, word usage critical on child’s path to greatness

By Nalini Joseph This is for the parents who want to put their children on a path towards greatness —  “greatness” as is “Mahatma,” the ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:00 am

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Beth Cook: During corona-infested world, hard to pick just one hero

By Beth Cook Sept. 17 was the day the Salisbury Civitan Club normally recognizes a Rowan County citizen with the annual Hero Award, established by ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:00 am

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My Turn, Bill Johnson and Matt Beam: Trinity Oaks staff face challenge of COVID-19

By Bill Johnson and Matt Beam While most businesses and organizations have been affected by COVID in one way or another, those of us who ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:00 am

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Francis Koster: Grandkids need us to act like adults

By Francis Koster Some years ago, I took my son and young grandson fishing on Lake Norman here in North Carolina, near where we live. ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:00 am

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Sharon Randall: Celebrating with stories, true or not

By Sharon Randall Birthdays should be celebrated with somebody who loves you, even if the “somebody” refuses to spend five hours on a plane breathing ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:00 am

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Stephen De May: Help available for customers who need utility assistance

By Stephen De May In the early days of the pandemic, Duke Energy took swift action to help customers knowing the financial burdens that would ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:00 am

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John Hood: State’s economic recovery is sputtering

By John Hood RALEIGH — According to the latest jobs report, North Carolina’s headline unemployment rate fell to 6.5% in August, down from 8.5% in ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:00 am

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