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Nalini Joseph: Preparing children for COVID-positive parent

By Nalini Joseph What happens when a parent is diagnosed with COVID-19?  How does life change for their child; how do daily routines change? How ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:01 am

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Francis Koster: Medicaid expansion’s benefits worth investment

By Francis Koster When compared to other wealthy countries our life expectancy ranks 35th in the world, and falling. And among all 50 states, our ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:00 am

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Steve Roberts: Avoiding a Senate bloodbath

By Steve Roberts Karl Rove, an influential Republican strategist, wrote in The Wall Street Journal that President Trump’s political prospects are “more dire” than they ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, October 23, 2020 8:13 am

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Quotes of the week: ‘I now concede’

“After many years of trying to keep Faith Elementary School open, I now concede, and no longer oppose the closing of the school.” — George ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, October 23, 2020 8:10 am

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Byron York: What standard of proof for Hunter Biden’s emails?

By Byron York Republican and conservative journalists and politicos need to avoid a trap when discussing the Hunter Biden laptop story. The trap might be ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Friday, October 23, 2020 12:00 am

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Dean Ridings: Newspapers get vote for best election information

By Dean Ridings There is more content available today about the upcoming election than likely in any previous cycle. While we could fill this page ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:00 am

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Gary Pearce: COVID, classrooms, corporations dominate Cooper-Forest campaign

By Gary Pearce COVID dominates North Carolina’s governor’s race, and it likely will determine the outcome. But there’s another big difference between the two candidates. ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:00 am

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D.G. Martin: Who’s North Carolina’s literary godfather?

By D.G. Martin Does North Carolina have a godfather? We would not want our godfather to be anything like Mexican Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, who ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:00 am

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John Hood: Substantive sparks fly in state treasurer debate

By John Hood RALEIGH — The person who manages most of state government’s financial assets — the $107 billion pension fund for state and local ... Read more

by Post Opinion, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:00 am

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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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