Quotes of the week

  • Posted: Friday, May 3, 2013 12:17 a.m.
Local leaders gathered Wednesday to mark the opening of the Courtyard Marriott.
Local leaders gathered Wednesday to mark the opening of the Courtyard Marriott.

“I enjoy doing what I do. This is my baby. There are so many officers who’ve said they appreciate this.”

— Chaplain Michael Taylor

On the Shield a Badge with Prayer Program, which he founded 18 years ago


“I know how much this project will benefit the entire tourism industry in Rowan County.”

Salisbury tourism board head Bill Burgin

On the opening of the new Courtyard Marriott on East Innes Street

“Having served with Mel, I know of his commitment to sustainable federal housing programs and am confident he will work hard to protect taxpayers from future exposure to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.”

— Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.),

On Rep. Mel Watt’s nomination to head the

Federal Housing Finance Agency

“I’ve experienced in Salisbury

cutting a budget, but I haven’t

experienced anything like this.”

— N.C. Secretary of Cultural Resources Susan Kluttz

On the closing of the James K. Polk State Historic Site and other sites around the state

“Oxyphenbutazone.”

Scrabble Scramble player Jill Connery,

Citing the high-scoring word that helped Trinity Oaks team take top spot at fundraiser

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