Quotes of the week

  • Posted: Friday, June 14, 2013 9:36 a.m.
East Rowan High School Principal Kelly Sparger became emotional during his last graduating class.  Mr. Sparger will be retiring at the end of the school year. (Photo by Scott Myers, Salisbury Post)
East Rowan High School Principal Kelly Sparger became emotional during his last graduating class. Mr. Sparger will be retiring at the end of the school year. (Photo by Scott Myers, Salisbury Post)

“When times are tough, you don’t spend money to buy your kids books. ... But having a book in hand is so important. The books can become a prized possession.”

— Beth Connell, president, Altrusa Club of Salisbury,


at club’s Summer Reading Festival

“I can honestly say I gave them everything I have. I enjoyed every minute of it.”

— Kelly Sparger, principal,

retiring from East Rowan High School

“You don’t want to go up on taxes but when 911 is called, you want the fire department to be there.”

— Fire Chief Clark Mackey

on raising Enochville’s fire tax from 6 cents to 7 cents

“The benefit it provides is a sense of security and, should something happen, there’s an officer there.”

— Sheriff Kevin Auten,

on putting officers in Rowan middle schools

“Then I got to thinking about that air conditioner I need. ... Every little bit helps.”

— Ollie McKnight, landowner,

Who initially refused to rent her pasture to the “Banshee” movie production company

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