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Alexander Jones: Affirmative action strengthens higher education

By Alexander H. Jones The guts of the college admissions process are distasteful. Whatever else may be said ...

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Sharon Randall: What makes a birthday worth remembering?

My husband and I both celebrate our birthdays this month. One of us is getting older. Never mind ...

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John Hood: NC will remain battleground state

North Carolina has been politically competitive for a long time. It will remain so for the foreseeable future, ...

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My Turn, Renee C. Scheidt: Robinson serves as an example of overcoming adversity

By Renee C. Scheidt “It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters,” ...

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Kenneth L. Hardin: Will you find your gift, share it?

By Kenneth L. Hardin I honestly believe each one of us was born with a purpose or a ...

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Guest columnists: NC school funding increases do not tell whole story

By Walter Hart, Eric Houck and Jim Watson We recently read a My Turn column in the Post ...

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My Turn, Ronnie Smith: National cemetery vital for families in region

By Ronnie Smith As an Air Force and Vietnam veteran, a member of our local veterans’ organizations, including ...

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My Turn, Tony Jones: Get to know sheriff candidates

By Tony Jones I’m wondering why people are only talking about these candidates for Rowan County sheriff. There’s ...

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Ada Fisher: Voter rights are already guaranteed

By Ada Fisher One of North Carolina’s greatest U.S. senators was Democrat Samuel James Ervin, Jr., (1954-1974) a ...

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Alexander H. Jones: Democrats have hope in ‘countrypolitan’ areas

By Alexander H. Jones Recently, Duke University researchers Mac McCorkle and Rachel Salzberg published an insightful report on ...

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DG Martin: They just want your money

By D.G. Martin Have you heard from President Trump today? Or is your email box filled with messages ...

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Sharon Randall: How to be somebody

By Sharon Randall Have you ever wanted to be somebody? I mean, other than the somebody that you ...

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John Hood: Political labels can be artificial

By John Hood RALEIGH — In this era of increasing partisan polarization, is the “middle” shrinking before our ...

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My Turn, Pam Everhardt Bloom: Let’s stop and think

By Pam Everhardt Bloom Recent news about what makes people “uncomfortable’’ and how they react leads me to ...

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Leonard Pitts: Diversity requires intentionality

By Leonard Pitts We don’t even know the woman’s name yet. In fact, we don’t know much of ...

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Kenneth L. Hardin: News brings back memories of unenviable task

By Kenneth L. Hardin In the more than two decades I worked in hospitals across this country, the ...

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Cal Thomas: Widow’s eloquence after crime

By Cal Thomas Trust in government has been declining since the administration of President Lyndon Johnson. According to ...

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Bob Hall: Judging congressional, General Assembly districts fairly

By Bob Hall Please don’t be surprised in the coming weeks when the state Supreme Court votes to ...

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My Turn, Anne Palmer: Lessons for divided country found in America’s history

By Anne Palmer Several weeks ago, an opinion piece appeared in the Salisbury Post that seemed to equate ...

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Josh Bergeron: Sheriff briefly considered earlier retirement

Kevin Auten briefly considered riding off into retirement before his term was up. Auten told the Salisbury Kiwanis ...

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DG Martin: Tom Clark — the man who made me famous (briefly)

By D.G. Martin The man who made me briefly famous died last week. Tom Clark was 93. Dr. ...

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Ada Fisher: Andre Talley — NC native was a fashion icon

By Ada Fisher Reader’s Digest used to have a consistent feature entitled my “Most Unforgettable Character,” which denoted ...

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John Hood: Should felons be able to vote?

By John Hood Do you think felons should lose their right to vote? If so, do you think ...

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Kenneth L. Hardin: No, don’t let it snow

By Kenneth L. Hardin I have a love-hate relationship with winter. If I had my choice, I would ...

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My Turn, Elaine Hewitt: Time to bust longtime election myth

By Elaine Hewitt One-stop and early voting does not increase voter turnout. It only changes which day people ...

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My Turn, Carrie Hendrix: Don’t pick a politician for sheriff

By Carrie Hendrix For as long as I have been able to vote, the sheriff election was always ...

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Clyde: Sticks and stones may break my bones

By Clyde Still wondering why you got a lump of coal or a handful of switches for Christmas? ...

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My Turn, Abby Brown: Don’t only think of yourself

By Abby Brown I want to begin this by saying it’s in no way related to politics and ...

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