Columnists

My Turn, Evelyn Uddin-khan: Pride, prejudice exist even among good people

By Evelyn Uddin-khan Standing on the corner of West Liberty and North Church streets reading the inscription on ...

Guest columns

Byron York: Voters knew what they were getting in president, and now they’re seeing it

President Joe Biden’s plunging public approval rating isn’t his problem. It is a reflection of his problem. Biden ...

Local

Quotes of the week

“The holidays can remind some people of tragedy or missing a loved one, but they seem to be ...

Guest columns

Steven V. Roberts: Can Joe Biden do the job?

Can Joe Biden do the job? That question is being asked, with rising alarm, by a substantial number ...

Editorials

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 ...

Columnists

My Turn, Deja Garlin: One little engine keeps Families First going

By Deja Garlin “All aboard the TPPI express,” yells the conductor as the Rowan community boards take their ...

Columnists

Alexander H. Jones: Time for North Carolina to abolish the death penalty

By Alexander H. Jones After years of appeals filed by overworked lawyers and an isolated, violent existence in ...

Columnists

Ray Nothstine: Our long-gone Great War veterans ensured free society

By Ray Nothstine Frank Buckles, who passed away in 2011, was the last surviving American veteran of World War I. ...

Columnists

Bobbie Richardson: Budd played politics with investments in jobs, infrastructure

By Bobbie Richardson When President Joe Biden signed the bipartisan infrastructure deal into law on Monday, he set ...

Opinion

Other voices: A thaw in resistance to Medicaid expansion?

State Senate leader Phil Berger, a longtime opponent of much-needed Medicaid expansion in North Carolina, says he’s now ...

Columnists

DG Martin: History shows discriminatory practices at UNC

By D.G. Martin Last month, U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs ruled that UNC-Chapel Hill does not discriminate against ...

Columnists

John Hood: Don’t claim ‘the people’ have spoken

By John Hood Although some pundits and grifters may claim otherwise, there’s nothing new about populism. It comes ...

Columnists

Sharon Randall column: Thankful list grows longer

By Sharon Randall Today I am getting an early start on my Thanksgiving tradition of writing a list ...

Letters

Letter: We had republic, couldn’t keep it

Once upon a time, there existed the best experiment in self-government that ever existed. For almost 250 years, ...

Letters

Letter: Parents should know about pay dispute

To the parents of Rowan-Salisbury School children: This is an announcement to prepare you for an inconvenience that ...

Columnists

Cal Thomas: Harris goes abroad with ratings down

When past presidents have seen their approval numbers take a dive, they went on foreign trips. Sometimes this ...

Editorials

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 ...

Letters

Letter: Hope marches on through Salvation Army because of United Way

I was so pleased to see Jackie Harris’s My Turn the other day (“Give to United Way to ...

Columnists

Leonard Pitts: Capitol stormer says quiet part out loud

She slammed down her white privilege like you’d slam down an American Express black card. Which is to ...

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: Time for traffic changes on East Innes Street

There has got to be a better way. During peak chicken-eating times, the traffic from Chick-fil-A in Salisbury ...

Brincefield Cartoons

Mook’s place: Do you know who your mayor is?

Columnists

My Turn, Shana N. Cauthen: Story of ‘Rodger’ shows importance of United Way’s help

By Shana N. Cauthen “Rodger” is a 9-year-old boy who is in the third grade. He is smart, ...

Local

Quotes of the week

“We didn’t have any big offensive stats, but stats are just something you talk about at the all-conference ...

Guest columns

Steven V. Roberts: Democrats have to choose

Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who has thwarted many liberal aspirations, told CNN: “We can’t go ...

Guest columns

Byron York: The GOP fight that stopped Trump’s immigration plan

In the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump’s highest-profile promise was to build the wall — that is, to ...

Letters

Letter: When will politicians work for citizens?

I am a resident of Rowan County, born and raised. I wasn’t big into politics, but I have ...

Letters

Letter: Area fortunate to have United Way

I am writing in support of our wonderful United Way organization of Rowan County. I often wonder how ...

Letters

Letter: Reconsider strategy on green energy

I can’t think of one thing Biden has done right since he became president. The one wrong thing ...

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