Quotes of the week

  • Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013 9:28 a.m.
    UPDATED: Friday, May 24, 2013 9:44 a.m.
Rowan County Commission Chairman Jim Sides.
Rowan County Commission Chairman Jim Sides.

“We finance the buildings. We ought to build the buildings. We ought to own the buildings. But that’s just my opinion as one commissioner.”

— Chairman Jim Sides, Rowan County Board of Commissioners,

on counties taking over school buildings under state Senate Bill 236

“We have a state legislature that’s doing quite a bit to dismantle public education, which is a core tenet and core support of who we are as a democracy.”

— Chairman Richard Miller, Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education,

on Senate Bill 236 and others


“I was telling my Mom and Dad I wasn’t sure whether I was more excited about the season, the draft or walking across the stage and getting my degree.”

— Chris Smith

West Rowan grad and University of Arkansas defensive end, on his last season playing SEC football

“Mostly, I got tired of going to the library and looking stuff up.”

— Chris Hudson

South Rowan High School junior, on research in an underwater habitat

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