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Editorial: Another election with last-minute changes

Partisan interpretations will try to tell the public otherwise, but there’s no getting around the fact that the ...

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Editorial: Four Christmas gifts for Salisbury-Rowan

Children are making their lists, and checking them twice to make sure Santa and gift-buyers know what to ...

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Darts and Laurels: Rowan GOP makes good choice with Hewitt

Laurel to the Rowan County Republican Party for picking western Rowan County’s Elaine Hewitt as its new chair. ...

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Editorial: Parade brings community spirit back to downtown

Organizers of the ‘Tis the Season Holiday Spectacular and all Rowan Countians should be thrilled with last week’s ...

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Editorial: Landis settlement outcome’s not surprising

It’s the outcome people could have seen saw coming. With a new group of aldermen incoming and some ...

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Darts and Laurels: Solve East Spencer Post Office issues as quickly as possible

Dart to the East Spencer Post Office for what appears to be failures to provide basic services on ...

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Editorial: Things for Rowan to be thankful for this year

With Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, here are some things to be thankful for in Salisbury, Rowan County and ...

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Editorial: Gold Hill solar farm vote may send developers elsewhere

By voting down a 574-acre solar farm proposal this week, the Rowan County Board of Commissioners may ward ...

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Editorial: Questions remain after lieutenant’s arrest

The arrest last week of a Rowan County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant on felony charges raises a number of ...

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Editorial: Closure closer in Salisbury mayor race

Salisbury should have some sense of who its next mayor will be on Tuesday. That’s when the Rowan ...

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Laurels: Town of Spencer making right call with sheriff’s office agreement

Laurel to the town of Spencer for considering decisive action to ensure residents have law enforcement protection. The ...

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Editorial: Precinct numbers give context for municipal election results

When split into precincts, turnout numbers can provide key insights about how an election played out. Excluding precincts ...

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Editorial: Every vote matters in local elections

The 2021 municipal elections are proof that every vote counts. In East Spencer, just one vote separates Tony ...

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Editorial: Independent redistricting committee is right thing to do

Lawmakers already face a suit in state court, and they haven’t even finished redistricting. After a tumultuous decade ...

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Laurels: Stay involved in community after election

Laurel to the many candidates running for municipal office in 2021. More than 60 candidates are running for spots ...

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Editorial: ‘Fame’ provides comparisons for Salisbury’s two mayoral candidates

In addition to the routine business of being mayor, voters in Salisbury’s first mayoral election can directly compare ...

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Editorial: Public deserves apology from Pierce

Rowan County Commissioner Craig Pierce has been the beneficiary of an extraordinary amount of kindness and grace from ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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