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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Editorial: Targeted start best for golf carts in Salisbury

If the Salisbury City Council wants to seriously pursue the idea, it would be wise to start a ...

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Editorial: Few penalties if RSS holds firm to vote

The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education on Monday didn’t make a decision about student and staff health when ...

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Editorial: One pollution issue to be solved while another still needs addressing

After the city addresses one pollution issue, they should take public action to address another. The first case ...

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Editorial: Faith Fourth marked return of largest community events

The Faith Fourth of July marked an important milestone this year, and it’s not the one you think. ...

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Darts and Laurels: Leave park plants where they are

Dart to the Hurley Park plant thieves. City staff say plant theft happens, but it appears to be ...

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Editorial: Study’s findings mean full return to class

A report published Wednesday by researchers at Duke University and the University of North Carolina lends credence to ...

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Editorial: Questions for 2021 municipal elections

After a brief reprieve from elections, political contests will start again Friday when filing opens for city councils, ...

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Editorial: Commissioners plan bold, new investment at county-owned airport

In a business that doesn’t always produce thrilling results — infrastructure investment — the Mid-Carolina Regional Airport is ...

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Editorial: Pickleball conversion paying off

About two years ago, tennis and pickeball players were in a tense debate about a plan for City ...

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Laurels: Plumbing replacement would solve problem

Laurel to the Rowan County Board of Commissioners for considering complete plumbing replacements in the Dukeville area. It ...

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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 ...

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