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Mitch Kokai: Key questions for the new Leandro judge

Judge Michael Robinson must answer important questions in the days ahead. Each answer could have a major impact ...

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Editorial: Candidates skip quickly past pleasantries

Rowan County could be in for one or more bitter primary elections among local Republicans. Already, 2022 elections ...

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Editorial: Make candidates run where they live

The ability for candidates to shop around for their favorite congressional district is bad for the democratic process. ...

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Editorial: Avoid partisanship, embrace common solutions around Ukraine invasion

To hear Rowan County’s congressman, Rep. Ted Budd, tell it, President Joe Biden may be solely responsible for ...

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Editorial: Public events can finally return safely

It’s time to start thinking about the impact of the virus differently for public gatherings. Whether people have ...

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Editorial: Finally, 2022 election can begin

Let the elections begin. After delayed Census results, later-than-usual redistricting, gerrymandering allegations and lawsuits upending the election process, ...

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Editorial: Increased costs shouldn’t change Knox-Overton K-8 project

Like most things, the price of Rowan-Salisbury Schools’ combined Knox-Overton K-8 school project increased from an initial estimate ...

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Laurels: North Rowan students protest peacefully

Laurel to North Rowan High School students for peacefully protesting inaction by Rowan-Salisbury Schools administrators. Students walked out ...

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Editorial: Back again, Dollar General picks new site

The year is 2022. The world is still in the middle of a global pandemic that has claimed ...

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Editorial: RSS’ cyberattack still plaguing systems

A cyberattack against Rowan-Salisbury Schools is turning out to be more serious than the district initially let on. ...

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Editorial: Community responds to Dixonville vandalism

The community responded forcefully and generously following the discovery of vandalized graves at Dixonville Cemetery last week. At ...

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Editorial: Keep party politics off of RSS Board of Education

The proposed conversion of all local elections in the county to partisan will further tear at frayed threads ...

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Editorial: Two is a coincidence — three is a trend

China Grove is close to developing a fraught relationship with major housing developments. In October 2020, the China ...

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Editorial: Salisbury considering following in Wilson’s footsteps again

The Salisbury City Council’s discussion Friday about switching to a ride-hailing model for public transit is an idea ...

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Editorial: Make an emergency kit before it’s needed

Winter storms this month have spared Salisbury and Rowan County from prolonged power outages, but they should serve ...

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Editorial: Clues about COVID-19’s future can be found in 1918 flu

As the Salisbury-Rowan community, North Carolina and the nation learn to live with a continuing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s ...

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Laurels: An ode to snow days in a digital era

Laurel to the persistence of snow days in an increasingly digital world. Knowing they don’t have school, kids ...

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Editorial: Who would you like to work for?

Court-mandated delays to filing periods and elections have brought confusion to a process that never seems to be ...

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Darts and Laurels: Social district good idea for downtown Salisbury

Laurels to Downtown Salisbury, Inc. for pursuing the creation of a social district in the downtown area. The ...

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Editorial: Good first steps for Rowan-Salisbury Schools

Rowan-Salisbury Schools implemented some commonsense security measures last week in the wake of the Sam Moir Christmas Classic ...

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Editorial: Securing the save for Rowan County

The Charlotte region is on the mound in the bottom of the ninth inning and the coach is ...

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Editorial: In-person participation remains pandemic casualty

In-person participation in Salisbury City Council meetings is one of the casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the ...

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Editorial: Pages from community’s history can serve as guide

Four or five years ago, shortly after a new group of commissioners took office, Rowan County began a ...

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Laurels: Keep pushing Postal Service

Laurel to local residents for speaking up about problems at the East Spencer and Gold Hill post offices ...

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Editorial: End the roller coaster ride

There was reason for celebration at Rowan Medical Center on Dec. 22, 2020. Roughly nine months after COVID-19 ...

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Editorial: Federal funding can have major impact on public education

The sum of grant and federal relief money is sort of mind-boggling. Rowan-Salisbury Schools expects to receive a ...

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Editorial: If another COVID-19 spike is on the way, keep kids in class

One year ago, Rowan-Salisbury Schools found itself in the middle of a debate about class schedules amid rising ...

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Laurels: Improvements will come after miscommunication

Laurel to miscommunication around state funding going elsewhere for the same kinds of projects local leaders are pursuing. ...

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