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John Hood: NC Democrats will be on defense in 2020

By John Hood RALEIGH — Everyone knows that North Carolina is a closely divided purple state. Everyone knows that in 2020, many statewide races and ... Read more

1 day ago by Post Opinion.

Josh Bergeron: County Commissioners see role for themselves in school closure talks

Rowan-Salisbury School Board members aren’t the only ones thinking about consolidation in 2020. While commissioners have already promised funding, they made need to offer their ... Read more

3 days ago by Josh Bergeron.

Kent Bernhardt: Stir straws and spare tires

  I’m pretty sure modern civilization started to crumble the day stir straws replaced spoons. Well, it may not have been that exact day, but ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Lifestyles.

Clyde: What will Salisbury residents find in 2040?

By Clyde In the year 2040, if we’re all still alive we may find: • We disembark from the New Salisbury Stanback Station, which has ... Read more

3 days ago by Post Opinion.

My Turn, Olen Bruner: Some work done, more to accomplish one year after resolution’s passage

By Olen Bruner Just one year ago, Salisbury’s City Council unanimously passed a Resolution of Reconciliation, written at its request by Actions in Faith and  ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Opinion.

Kirk Kovach: Kansas offers cautionary tale for North Carolina

By Kirk Kovach What’s the matter with Kansas? That’s the title of a popular book, and a now-popular phrase. In the past 20 years, the ... Read more

4 days ago by Post Opinion.

Sharon Randall: Reflections on a table

How many times in my life have I scratched this table? How many times will I be lucky enough to get to do it again? ... Read more

5 days ago by Post Opinion.

Leonard Pitts: Time for end to all of slavery’s permutations

By Leonard Pitts Last week, the Mississippi Supreme Court upheld Willie Nash’s sentence: 12 years for possession. Of a cellphone. Read it twice, if you ... Read more

6 days ago by Post Opinion.

Dan Blue: People’s agenda looms large

By Dan Blue Legislators have a lot of unfinished business to attend to now that we’ve returned to Raleigh for a special session. In November, ... Read more

1 week ago by Post Opinion.

D.G. Martin: What would former major, lieutenant say?

By D.G. Martin “I don’t think the U.S. should be in the business of assassinating foreign leaders.” This was not me talking about last week’s ... Read more

1 week ago by Post Opinion.

John Hood: Prudence needed on voter ID in state

By John Hood RALEIGH — “Prudence,” wrote the British statesman Edmund Burke, “is not only the first in rank of the virtues political and moral, ... Read more

1 week ago by Post Opinion.

Lynn Good: Important piece in climate conversation

By Lynn Good Around the world, there are important conversations going on regarding carbon emissions. Countries, companies and communities are all looking for solutions that ... Read more

1 week ago by Post Opinion.

John Trump: Alcohol industry always preparing for worst

By John Trump Distilleries, wineries and breweries are growing at an exponential rate — all with an eye on Washington, D.C., and, in our case, ... Read more

1 week ago by Post Opinion.

Josh Bergeron: 10 realistic predictions for 2040 in Salisbury-Rowan

Last week, the Salisbury City Council added nine more members to its Forward 2040 committee, which will be charged with envisioning what Salisbury could and ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

David Freeze: Gotta’ Run

Once a Warrior, always a Warrior! I can’t begin to remember the first time I met Kevin and Ester Marsh. It seems like they have ... Read more

2 weeks ago by David Freeze.

Sharon Randall: How do we deal with waiting?

By Sharon Randall I’m sitting in room full of strangers, whose feelings at the moment (based on the looks on their faces as they stare ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Matt Martin: Tech companies have ability to save children

By Matt Martin If you had the power to stop a child from being sexually exploited and a court order giving law enforcement access to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Thomas Mills: Tillis tries to draw Trump’s favor

Editor’s note: The following are excerpts from posts by politicsnc.com publisher and founder Thomas Mills on his website. I suspect that at some point, Sen. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Charles Lane: Move to get more bang for your vote

By Charles Lane “You are now free to move about the country” is not just a memorable advertising tag line from Southwest Airlines but a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

John Hood: Busing isn’t making comeback soon

By John Hood RALEIGH — Although Kamala Harris exited the Democratic presidential field weeks ago, I can think of two ways that the Harris campaign ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Kathleen Parker: Coming soon to a theater near you?

By Kathleen Parker WASHINGTON — It did have a wag-the-dog feel to it, a cynic might say. With the Senate discussing plans for President Trump’s ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Cal Thomas: As we enter new decade, at look at life 100 years ago

By Cal Thomas It can be useful and instructive to observe the turning of a decade by looking back on what life was like in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Kristen Blair: In education, American stands for average

By Kristen Blair The world’s workforce pipeline pulses with top talent, yet American education remains mired in mediocrity. New test results of 15-year-olds worldwide reveal ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Eugene Robinson: Democrats pushing away diversity

By Eugene Robinson WASHINGTON — Let me get this straight: Kamala Harris and Julián Castro are out of the presidential race, while Pete Buttigieg and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Teri Shaw closes out her 2019 in style

By David Freeze for the Salisbury Post On New Year’s Day, Teri Shaw had two goals. The first one was to race the Resolution Run ... Read more

2 weeks ago by David Freeze.

Josh Bergeron: Lasting change on crime will require ongoing, holistic work

For many long-term goals, there’s never a finite end. Economic development requires luring new businesses to town and supporting existing ones. Those short- and medium-term ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Kirk Kovach: In 2020, NC is wrong state for those who dislike politics

By Kirk Kovach Ever since 2016 at least, politics seems to pervade daily life more than ever before. Tweets and articles and updates on the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Thomas Mills: Democrats were NC political stars

Editor’s note: The following are excerpts from blog posts by Thomas Mills on his website politicsnc.com. Mills is founder and publisher of the site. By ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

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