Quotes of the week
"We get to hear (the candidates) unfiltered by the media."
- Rowan Republican Chairman Gregg Edds
Commenting on Wednesday night's presidential debate.
"You don't want to turn anybody away. But physically, you can't do it. I'm working 75 or 80 hours a week, and I love every minute of it. But you can't do it forever."
- Dr. Ronnie Barrier
On the difficulties doctors face amid economic and regulatory uncertainties.
"I wish I could say that I have perfect news or great news, but I can't."
- Architect Bill Burgin
Telling Rowan-Salisbury school board members that bids for a new central office were higher than expected.
"... A decision to cut a student's hair, regardless of how well intentioned, clearly belongs to the student's family and parents."
- School spokeswoman Rita Foil
After a teacher's assistant cut the hair of a 7-year-old girl with Down syndrome.