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Editorial: Rowan Board of Elections shouldn’t have criticized poll worker publicly

Some things are best discussed first in private. Private employers would not (or should not) discuss employee performance in a public lobby with customers around. ... Read more

1 day ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Salisbury should think about four-year terms, too

When Spencer voters go to the polls, they will have a few items on their ballots. They will be able to vote for members of ... Read more

5 days ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Participate in local government, vote in 2021 election

After record-setting turnout in a divisive 2020 presidential election, eligible voters shouldn’t tune out local politics. From Rockwell to Cleveland, there are races on the ... Read more

1 week ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Darts and Laurels: Thin veil better than explicit partisanship in municipal races

Dart to the heightened involvement of partisan politics in Salisbury’s municipal elections. It began with the parties explicitly endorsing or soliciting volunteers for candidates and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Salisbury starts work on ‘social district’ proposal

The large size of Salisbury’s downtown could present a challenge for the Salisbury City Council and staff as they work through a “social district” proposal, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Editorial: Wireless internet among remaining items at park

Bell Tower Green Park is a hit. Even on a rainy Monday, dozens of people found time to spent in the park, particularly when the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Josh Bergeron.

Editorial: Salisbury’s central park set for opening

Would you rather have a $13 million downtown park primarily funded by private donations or a couple parking lots? The answer should be obvious. Bell ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Easier to choose business as usual in 2021

With more experience and vaccines, it’s easier to choose business as usual in 2021. Proof of that truism lies in the debate Rowan-Salisbury Schools and ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Good to see new requirements in tax incentive deal

In an era where people are more divided than ever on politics, there’s some agreement on a common economic development practice. Tax incentives attract opposition ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Laurels: State made right decision with Sunday voting plan

Laurel to the State Board of Elections for approving Sunday voting in this year’s municipal elections in Rowan County. The board on Sept. 10 voted ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Numbers prove Rowan-Salisbury Schools did the right thing

Understandably, local school boards across North Carolina are worried about the number of healthy, quarantined students. With just a few hundred positive tests, it seems ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: The day life changed

Editor’s note: This editorial was first published on Sept. 12, 2001 in the Salisbury Post. We’re republishing it today for the 20th anniversary of the ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Local ties could help in Empire Hotel redevelopment

Thursday will mark one year since the city of Salisbury and Downtown Salisbury Inc. broke off exclusive talks with Black Point Investments for the Empire ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Darts and Laurels: Cheerwine Festival cancellation understandable amid COVID-19 risks

Laurel to the decision to cancel the Cheerwine Festival last week. In what has proven to be the largest gathering of people at a single ... Read more

2 months ago by Post Opinion.

Editorial: Park’s creation is economic development, too

For Kannapolis, it was a baseball stadium, infrastructure investment and a well-chosen partnership with private developers. Why can’t it be a downtown park for Salisbury? ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education should extend mask mandate

Imagine if Rowan-Salisbury Schools hadn’t made masks mandatory two weeks ago. With nearly 300 student infections, thousands of quarantines, football game cancellations and administrators heading ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Darts and Laurels: Edds keeps county commissioners on transparency track

Laurel to Rowan County Commissioners Chairman Greg Edds for taking an important step toward maintaining transparency on a matter that drew intense public interest. As ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Consider opportunity cost for Gold Hill solar farm

In a matter of weeks, the Rowan County Planning Board could be faced with zoning decisions about a massive solar farm in the Gold Hill ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Why are major events still scheduled?

With COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths far below their current point, events were canceled en masse last year. Indoors and outdoors, dates that would have ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Park’s creation is economic development, too

For Kannapolis, it was a baseball stadium, infrastructure investment and a well-chosen partnership with private developers who invested millions into revitalizing downtown. Why can’t it ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Four school board members deserve praise for mask vote

The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education and, in particular, the four school board members who voted to make masks mandatory deserve praise for choosing to ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Census results positive for Rowan County

The U.S. Census, conducted every 10 years, is likely the most important, regular data collection project in the country. With just a little data from ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: This time, COVID-19 poses bigger threat to community

Rowan County is in a worse place as students return to school than one year ago. As school started in mid-August 2020, daily COVID-19 cases ... Read more

2 months ago by Post Opinion.

Editorial: Celebrate positive things happening in Salisbury-Rowan community

Amid a pandemic that has picked up steam, it’s nice every once in a while to focus on positive things happening in the community. So, ... Read more

3 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Board of Elections should consider expanded early voting plan for municipal races

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, the Rowan County Board of Elections should consider more generous early voting plans than previous municipal elections. Cases have ... Read more

3 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Focus on local issues first

When it comes to county commissioner, Salisbury City Council or town board, there’s not a Republican or Democratic way to take out the trash, repair ... Read more

3 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Convenience is key now, not new COVID-19 vaccines incentives

If they won’t do it for a shot at $1 million, a full scholarship to college, small cash cards, free food and drinks or other ... Read more

3 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Darts and Laurels: Current COVID-19 spike likely to bring more deaths in Rowan County

Dart to the high likelihood that Rowan County is in for a deadly spike in COVID-19 cases. Unless there’s a radical change in behavior, COVID-19 ... Read more

3 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

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