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Editorial: Salisbury should talk about solutions to violence, too

It’s understandable if you think gun violence in Salisbury is worse than usual in 2021. From Sunday, June 6, to Sunday, June 13, Salisbury saw ... Read more

3 days ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: More creative vaccination lottery ideas

How about some more creative vaccination lottery ideas? North Carolina last week announced a vaccination lottery offering four $1 million prizes and four scholarship opportunities ... Read more

4 days ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: NC ups the ante on vaccine incentives

What more can they do? Health care professionals and politicians have tried communicating the seriousness of COVID-19 through personal stories and statistics. No less than ... Read more

7 days ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Darts: RCCC must commit to timely hiring of qualified talent

Dart to Rowan-Cabarrus Community college for avoidable issues that resulted in state auditors finding millions of dollars in understatements and misclassifications in the school’s budget ... Read more

1 week ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Trump endorsement gives Budd GOP primary lead

No one wants to be a Washington insider in North Carolina’s GOP primary for U.S. Senate, particularly if you’re not getting a former president’s endorsement. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Other agencies might be forced to raise pay, too

With fewer people entering law enforcement and the city of Salisbury raising police pay to help with recruitment and retention, nearby agencies could be forced ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: County on verge of completing meaningful high school sports year

They’re going to do it. Despite worry about whether high school athletes would have a season amid the pandemic, high schools in Rowan County and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Laurels: County wise to include $55 million for K-8 in budget

Laurel to Rowan County Manager Aaron Church and staff members for including money in the proposed budget to fund the construction of a Knox-Overton K-8 ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Back to the future for class of 2021

Every year’s graduating class enters a world with a slightly different bounty of possibilities in front of them. Some years, including for the class of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: A tale of two cities in Kannapolis, Salisbury

In a city where new developments keep coming across the horizon, the former Kannapolis Intimidators stadium already has a suitor one step from city council ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Be careful with proposal to eliminate transit route

It’s easy to talk about government as if it’s a business, saying fees charged and revenue dwarf expenses incurred. It’s important to remember, however, that ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Personal responsibility now reigns as king

New guidance last week about wearing masks indoors doesn’t mean the end of the virus, but it will bring about a new phase of the ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Gas shortage proves we’re not so good at collective action

On a regular basis, it seems, the country is getting a lesson in its ability to collectively act for the public’s benefit, particularly when people ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Darts and Laurels: New job portal needed

Laurel to the Rowan County Economic Development Commission for creating a tool to pull job listings from across the internet into one portal for local ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Make more substantial progress on bond referendum

Salisbury Fire Chief Bob Parnell described it as “groundbreaking and lifesaving.” County Commissioners Vice Chairman Jim Greene called it one of the most important votes ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: State likely in for future without herd immunity

From a community like Salisbury and Rowan County, it’s hard to see a future where two-thirds of the state’s population receives at least one dose ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Could park come to Enochville property?

The county’s parks master plan in 2016 gave the Rowan County Board of Commissioners a suggestion it may be able to take action on this ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Downtown moments await for Kannapolis, Salisbury

Tuesday is the moment for Kannapolis. This summer could bring a similar-type event for Salisbury. When the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers take the field Tuesday for ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Budd’s U.S. Senate candidacy raises other political questions

The announcement by Rowan County’s congressman, Rep. Ted Budd, that he’s running for U.S. Senate will have some effects on local politics besides the county’s ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: In otherwise tough Senate race, Budd teases ‘big things to come’

The math is not good for Rep. Ted Budd. In early April, the Rowan County congressman and representative for the 13th District started teasing a ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Laurels: Keep making progress on Salisbury Greenway

Laurel to continued progress on making the Salisbury Greenway a complete loop and connecting parts of the city. The Salisbury City Council last week gave ... Read more

2 months ago by Post Opinion.

Editorial: Has technology changed meaning of ‘public meeting’?

What is a public meeting, anyway? After some boards, councils and commissions met remotely for months and as some are continuing to meet only via ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Vaccine tourism for Rowan County?

For years, Rowan County officials have worked hard to make the community an attractive place to live, work and visit. There have been meetings, focus ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Questions still unresolved about K-9 incident

For reporters, sending public records requests can sometimes feel a little like tossing paper into a never-ending black hole. That’s particularly true for state and ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: No more waiting needed; it’s every adult’s turn

How will health officials reach the rest of the population? Rowan County finds itself just a few spots higher than the worst vaccination rate in ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Make sure health is among most important priorities

Which Rowan County departments are among the most important? When money is tight, which funding priorities are worth dipping into savings for? For many, the ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Laurels: Infill development good for community

Laurel to two different proposals to add apartment units within already developed areas in Salisbury’s city limits. One complex will add dozens of units near ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Set targets, speak up about getting vaccinated

As the pandemic wanes because of vaccinations and reduced infection rates, people will go back to the lives and routines they enjoyed prior to March ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

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