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Editorial: King’s message bears lessons for modern-day Salisbury, too

Both the tone and language of the question from a reporter and civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.’s response should be as illuminating now ... Read more

1 day ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Sheriff’s office right to take on tough fight

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is right to take aim at so-called “fish arcade” businesses. The Sheriff’s Office last week issued a letter to 22 ... Read more

3 days ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Quotes of the week: ‘Moving almost 1,000 people’

“It’s probably a little bit slower than we would want it to be, but for the first time, you’re moving almost 1,000 people from one ... Read more

5 days ago by Post Opinion.

Editorial: Cannon Ballers mascot name misses the mark

Kannapolis’ minor league baseball team completed its rebranding Wednesday when the team named its new mascot. In October, a team that had been the Phillies, ... Read more

6 days ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Find more ways to protect drinking water

Anyone with the belief that Republicans are dismissive of environmental concerns might find statements and legislation by Rep. Richard Hudson passed last week refreshing. Hudson, ... Read more

1 week ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: County’s resolution only signals commission’s principles

Many people in Salisbury and Rowan had a similar reaction after commissioners made our county the latest in North Carolina to pass a resolution standing ... Read more

1 week ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Darts and Laurels: RoCo Alerts much-needed in community

Laurel to the news that the city of Salisbury and Rowan County have created a mass alert system called RoCo Alerts. The system will notify ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Landis dives further into controversy

The Landis Board of Aldermen, and more specifically its three newest members, made a decision Monday night that could prove to be costly. The board ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Community gets closure in Travis’ disappearance

The news last week confirmed what we feared: Rick Travis died after going on a run Monday, February 11, 2019, from his home in Spencer. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Editorial: 2020 could be pivotal for community

This year could end up being a pivotal one for Salisbury and Rowan County, particularly for the economy and schools. Chewy.com’s massive fulfillment center will ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Other voices: Catholic Church moves in right direction

Monday’s release of a list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse marked an important milestone for The Catholic Diocese of Charlotte and its ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Editorial: Think more often about brownfield sites

When possible, sites like Kesler Mills should be among locations considered when recruiting new businesses. The site formerly was home to textile mills, but was ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Yes, there is a parking problem in downtown

Regardless of whether it was right at the time, a critical point of a parking study presented to the Salisbury City Council now misses the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Darts and Laurels: Impeachment wasn’t the only dark day

Dart to the idea that last week’s impeachment vote was somehow a departure from the norm. In his column published Sunday, Rep. Richard Hudson accurately ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Post Opinion.

Editorial: Data tell story of coming 76th District race

It’s election season again in Rowan County, and the most intriguing local race in 2020 will be on November’s general election ballot. That race — ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Local elections could be without competition in 2020

The $45 million bond referendum for facilities at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College could end up being the most competitive and interesting local item on March’s ballot. ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Making wrong decision is ‘worst thing’ for schools

In one respect, School Board Chairman Kevin Jones is right: inaction cannot be an option in ongoing debates about the future of Knox Middle School ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Christmas gifts they’re hoping for

With less than two weeks until Christmas, here are some things local people and institutions might hope to see under their Christmas trees: • Rowan-Cabarrus ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Landis primed for turnaround in 2020

This year has been a tumultuous one by any measure for the town of Landis, but the south Rowan municipality appears to be on the ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Laurels: Some students will need East’s Virtual Academy

Laurel to the Rowan-Salisbury School Board and system staff for their roles in developing and approving the Virtual Academy at East Rowan High. If executed ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Salisbury on verge of closing out decade by repeating history

History has a way of repeating itself and, as the decade comes to a close, the Salisbury High Hornets are on the verge of making ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Fulfilling education theme will require new commitments from council

If the Salisbury City Council hopes to do more than provide lip service to focusing on public education over the next two years, it must ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: User’s guide to court-approved congressional map

Rowan County voters in 2016 went from three congressmen to two after a court ruling said North Carolina’s congressional map was racially gerrymandered. Now, they’ll ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: State’s system orders and sorts students by family income

Nearly three months ago, the state released school performance grades, and they showed much of the same for Rowan-Salisbury Schools. The scores were largely flat, ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: 3 items deserve our gratitude

From a convenient location in the state to the diversity of the people and places within their boundaries, there’s much to be eternally grateful for ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Darts and Laurels: Kannapolis makes right call

Laurel to the Kannapolis City Council for voting Monday night to rezone a piece of property to allow for a 278-unit housing development and pave ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Investment, bond referendum needed for Rowan-Cabarrus

At Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, the ventilation system in one of the welding program’s rooms is so weak that classes sometimes need to take a break ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Board cannot simply say ‘no’ to school closure

In late 2018, it was North Rowan. In the spring, it was Faith. Now, it’s Overton Elementary. The Rowan-Salisbury school board has proposed and backed ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

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