Capsules of commentary: Quotes of the week

  • Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:13 a.m.
    UPDATED: Thursday, February 21, 2013 9:41 p.m.

“My youngest son, he won’t remember me except through pictures. That’s why I decided to stop the treatment. I wanted to spend time with my boys.” — Cheryl Wyrick, In final stages of cancer

“And it is a miracle. Who makes $20,000 at a yard sale?” — Hilda Goodman, Wyrick’s relative, On a yard sale that raised money to send Cheryl Wyrick and family to Disney World

“That’s a life lesson, even with behavior. If you come out and work real hard everything is going to fall into place.” — Anthony Johnson band director, Overton Elementary School, on emphasizing excellence

“This is not us versus them. This is about economic development.” — Jim Sides, chairman, Rowan County Commission, on de-annexing airport

“It’s about power, and it’s about control. There, I said it.” — Brian Miller, member, Salisbury City Council, on airport de-annexation

“You have to be in the business of promoting your community.” — Dr. James Johnson Jr., professor of entrepreneurship and strategy, to Salisbury City Council

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