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Darts and Laurels: Parade plans perfect for year of COVID-19

Laurel to the ingenuity of Hen Henderlite and Shari Graham, who are working to ensure the city’s Christmas parade won’t go the same way as ... Read more

6 hours ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Commissioners show policymakers have role, too

Shootings don’t typically make their way to the Rowan County Board of Commissioners meeting agenda, but it’s happened twice this year. In both instances, county ... Read more

3 days ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Closure decision gets slightly easier for Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education

The closure of Faith Elementary School now seems imminent as a charter school plan moves forward and after no one spoke against the proposal Monday. ... Read more

4 days ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Early enthusiasm puts voting records within sight

Get ready for some more records. Rowan County in 2016 saw a record number of ballots cast during early voting — 38,233. In fact, the ... Read more

1 week ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: 2020 could be year without complete candidate forum

An unfortunate side effect of COVID-19 is that opportunities are fewer and farther between for undecided voters to evaluate candidates for office. In a normal ... Read more

1 week ago by Josh Bergeron.

Editorial: People must make changes to prevent another crash

The images were as shocking as the reality of the incident. A tractor-trailer on Aug. 11 crashed into a stationary fire engine on I-85. That ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Darts and Laurels: Livingstone’s efforts in COVID control paying off

Laurel to Livingstone College for putting in place aggressive testing and infection control measures for a return to classes. The college tested all staff and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Don’t wait for election to start superintendent search

At the risk of echoing a white hot national political conversation, the Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education should continue on its path to find a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Still good things happening in Rowan County

In a doom-and-gloom year dominated by COVID-19, here are some bits of news to remind you that there are still good things happening in our ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: With options available, no excuse to abstain from voting in 2020

Even in the middle of a deadly, global pandemic, Rowan County voters have the widest array of options to cast a ballot as they’ve ever ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: This time, schools should follow conventional wisdom

Conventional wisdom is usually to make big changes at the same time to avoid dragging things out over weeks and months. Rip the bandage off ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Questions unresolved after weekend shooting

While Reaper’s Realm is not solely responsible for the shooting and unruly crowd at its business on Saturday, owners must face tough questions from the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Keep confusion to a minimum with signs

It’s time for some new material. Months ago, a task force comprised of local agencies formed to help businesses reopen safely. There were members from ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Consistency best plan for schools

Gov. Roy Cooper may have meant well by telling schools last week they’re able return to a normal, in-person schedule for grades K-5, but logistical ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

Editorial: Salisbury, Rowan County meet moment of change

Elections can mark major moments of change for Salisbury and Rowan County, but the community has already found one of those moments. Today brings the ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Laurels: Cruise-in events bring energy to downtown Salisbury

Laurel to organizers of and participants in recent downtown cruise-ins for bringing some energy to the city’s core in an unprecedented time. On Friday and ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Polarization reaches new depths in gubernatorial race

It’s a strange world when two candidates for the same office post identical graphics to make a political point, but it’s exactly the one we ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Moody transformed Rowan-Salisbury Schools

Often, you pick the superintendent for the times you’re in, Jim Vining, chairman of the Rock Hill, South Carolina, Board of Education told the Salisbury ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

Editorial: Embrace new lights at Bell Tower Green Park

Developers of downtown’s Bell Tower Green Park have added lights to the structure as a means to celebrate special occasions. And believe it or not, ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: County commissioners take on project that could become major restructuring

Rowan County commissioners may have just taken on one of their most ambitious projects yet or a relatively small staffing change. The scale of the change ... Read more

1 month ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Be clear-eyed about need for lobbyists

Particularly amid a pandemic where future revenue is not certain, Rowan County commissioners should ensure they are clear-eyed and sure of their reasoning for unbudgeted ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Take action to stem effects of K-shaped recovery

A V-shaped economic recovery would be ideal. An immediate return to the economy in February could alleviate concerns from families who have suddenly faced questions ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Report provides valuable insight on market for downtown living

Sonyia Turner, of the N.C. School of Government, said something worth keeping top of mind and repeating when she made a presentation to the Salisbury ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Don’t jump to unfounded conclusions

Global pandemics are complicated and do not easily boil down into single-sentence explanations. That’s particularly true in a state and country that’s deeply divided and ... Read more

2 months ago by Josh Bergeron.

Editorial: Let’s move past phase two

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to slog onward, mask-wearing prevalence seems to have settled in as a regular part of life for many folks and ... Read more

2 months ago by Post Opinion.

Editorial: Salisbury, Rowan must find ways to reconnect

What makes a community? Is it a group of people who live in the same place? Does it involve people who share common beliefs and ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Darts and Laurels: Announcement proves businesses still want to grow here

Laurel to the news that Continental Structural Plastics is planning to add dozens of jobs here, invest tens of millions of dollars and add 50,000 ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

Editorial: Salisbury makes appearance in ‘The 24th’

The streets, structures and houses of Salisbury made a digital debut Friday when a movie filmed here last year — “The 24th” — was released ... Read more

2 months ago by Salisbury Post Editorial Board.

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