Quotes of the week

  • Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 12:01 a.m.
    UPDATED: Friday, April 19, 2013 11:04 a.m.
Craig Pierce
Craig Pierce

“I would rather have some type of ability to have prayer than to have nothing.” — Vice Chair Craig Pierce, on a prayer policy Rowan commissioners approved in case a judge halts their Christian prayers

“I am the senator, you are the citizen, you need to be quiet.” — State Sen. Tommy Tucker, committee chair, after someone questioned his call on voice vote


“In a sense, it’s a joyous occasion when a soldier comes home.” — Gen. John Gray, retired, on the return of his commander’s remains from Korea, 62 years after the commander’s death

“We will continue to clear the remaining hurdles. They cannot be any bigger than the giant crater you saw at South Main.” — Doug Paris, city manager, On agreements and financing for a downtown school central office

“The most important thing for us is to have a secure future for that plant to be here. I think that plant is important to Rowan County.” — Corey Hill, president of the United Auto Workers chapter that represents Freightliner employees

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