Quotes of the week

  • Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2013 9:55 p.m.
    UPDATED: Friday, July 19, 2013 9:29 a.m.

“I’ve lived in my grandfather’s county. Now it’s time to live in my grandson’s county.”

— L.A. Overcash, school board member,


at hearing on new central office for the Rowan-Salisbury School System

“If we get the school system in a brand-new, high-tech, state-of-the-art building, would a school board literally go in there and say we are moving to the bus garage? I can’t imagine they would do that.”

— Paul Woodson, Salisbury mayor,

On proposed 35-month lease with Rowan-Salisbury School System

“I don’t have a brick to put on it and I don’t have one to throw, but I do have a dog in this fight.”

— Dr. Ada Fisher, former school board member,

speaking against the central office project at a hearing where supporters added bricks to a symbolic wall

“We have always been a giver, but now we are on the other end and we have to receive. It’s hard.”

— Phyllis Cornelison

whose home of 40 years burned down in May

“A lot of kids don’t know where their food comes from. They think it’s Aisle 2 at the grocery store.”

— Thomas Cobb, Cooperative Extension

livestock, dairy and field crops agent


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