Quotes of the year, 2012

  • Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2012 10:30 p.m.

“We’re at the moment of truth. We need a collaborative, corporative effort to make it happen.”

— Bryce Beard, school board member

On building a central office
“I will continue to pray in JESUS’ name. Chairman Mitchell, I volunteer to be the first to go to jail for this cause. ...”

— Jim Sides, commissioner
On ACLU challenge of sectarian prayers to open county commission meetings

“In my class, you’re not going to go to Walmart to get a notebook and dividers. All of the notes are in the (Internet) cloud.”

— Amie Williams, Carson High teacher

At STEM Matters event touting Rowan-Salisbury schools’ use of technology

“Rain comes down from heaven and hits the ground, and so we need to pay tax for where it goes.”

— Victor Wallace, property owner

On the city of Salisbury’s plans to impose a stormwater fee

“When the deadline expires for the governor to veto it, then I will finally breathe out.”

— Carl Eagle, annexation opponent

On state law with stricter annexation criteria

“I don’t think God’s through with me. I really believe he thinks there’s still some good things I can do.”

— Former U.S. Sen. John Edwards, D-NC

After acquittal and mistrial on charges of campaign-finance violations

“Where is Dave Treme when you need him?”

— Clyde Overcash
Longtime critic of the former city manager, as he protested the stormwater fee

A lot of people have never eaten at Waffle House sober.”

— Dick Huffman
On plans for a Waffle House on West Innes near a historic district

“It’s called permitting. It’s not called not permitting.”

— Bill Burgin, architect
On problems with Rowan Building Codes Enforcement Office

“This is not about gay marriage. It’s about people having the right to have a different opinion.”

— Greg Edds, Rowan GOP chairman

On reaction to Chick-fil-A president’s support for ‘the biblical definition of a family’

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