Quotes of the week

  • Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014 12:01 a.m.
    UPDATED: Friday, February 21, 2014 9:05 a.m.

“We drive trucks and not bulldozers for a reason.” — Chris Branham, the city's housing code enforcer, on working with owners to improve buildings rather than have them demolished

“It just stares at you and smiles — it looks like it smiles.” — Emily Bell, fifth grader, on puffer fish in the lobby of Sea Life Aquarium at Concord Mills

“I think he's trying to show that the mediation process can work.” — Richard Miller, school board chairman, after mediator refused to declare an impasse between board and county commission

“Education is your way out.” — Belinda Rojo, A.L. Brown High teacher, telling students they can improve their lives despite poverty and other hardships

“Sometimes it turns out to be nothing, but the one time you don't take it seriously, somebody may end up getting hurt.” — Russ Roakes, Salisbury resident, on precautions taken when a suspicious package turned up at the Post Office

Notice about comments:

Salisburypost.com is pleased to offer readers the ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. Salisburypost.com cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not Salisburypost.com. If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Full terms and conditions can be read here.

Do not post the following:

  • Potentially libelous statements or damaging innuendo.
  • Obscene, explicit, or racist language.
  • Personal attacks, insults or threats.
  • The use of another person's real name to disguise your identity.
  • Comments unrelated to the story.