Quotes of the week

  • Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013 12:42 a.m.
    UPDATED: Friday, May 17, 2013 12:09 p.m.

“I wanted to give back. I wanted to travel. I didn’t want to have any regrets in life,”

— Beth Moore

On going to Namibia with the Peace Corps


“Of course, the downtown merchants do not want to be an obstacle to future events like the ‘Sleepy Hollow’ filming. We want to capitalize on them.”

— Gwen Matthews,

Literary Bookpost co-owner

“It is doing a tremendous disservice to the history of the Clean Water Act to interpret ‘fishable’ to mean catch-and-release, or catch-and-eat-a-few or catch-and-eat-only-the-small-ones.”

— Ryke Longest,

Director, Duke University Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, on tainted fish

“This is changing history, in terms of the responsibilities of the school board, which is something I don’t take lightly. I haven’t really been given a lot of good information on why it needs to be done.”

— Josh Wagner

Member, Rowan-Salisbury School Board,

on bill to give commissioners control of school buildings

“I already had a hula hoop at home, so I went out and bought two more.”

— Annice Chunn,

who adopted her late sister’s daughters and is keeping them active

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