5 best quotes of the week

  • Posted: Friday, November 8, 2013 12:48 a.m.
    UPDATED: Saturday, November 9, 2013 10:02 a.m.
Craig Pierce
Craig Pierce

“I would say this to you, Mr. City Manager. When you become a county commissioner, you can have that decision. But until then, it’s none of your damn business.”

— Craig Pierce, vice chair, Rowan County Board of Commissioners,


to Doug Paris at a Rowan County GOP Men’s Breakfast

“I don’t expect everyone to agree with me and Chairman Sides. We tend to be able to articulate our feelings a lot faster than a lot of other people.”

— Craig Pierce,

in response to complaints he and Sides bullied Paris

“It’ll take a number of years, a lot of planning and a lot of different commissioners working together — and elections. I don’t think there’s any need for immediate fear ...”

— Gary Page, Rowan County manager,

on moving downtown county offices to the mall

“My teachers all felt like I would make a good farmer or a good mechanic because I was good at both.”

— Bishop George E. Battle Jr., senior bishop, AME Zion Church

“There’s absolutely no doubt that teacher compensation needs to be improved, but ... many positive changes are being made in public education that are not being communicated effectively ...”

— N.C. Rep. Harry Warren, R-Rowan,

touring West Rowan High during walk-in day


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