Quotes of the week – 9-14-12

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 13, 2012

“Local communities are being left to pick up the pieces.”
City Planning Dir. Joe Morris
On former textile mills
that have been reduced to rubble
“I think they leave it because it’s out of the way and they don’t really care.”
Anonymous resident
On the debris left after the Cannon
MIlls plant was demolished in 2009
“This is the first time in my 30 years that a building of that era came back clean of asbestos.”
– Architect Bill Burgin
On clean hazardous waste materials
test for school headquarters site
“If a kid has a question or there’s no one to read to at night, they can call and read to me.”
– Sandy Summerlin
Kannapolis Teacher of the Year on
giving students her phone numbers
“So they wouldn’t spill it in the car.”
Hanford-Dole student
When former Sen. Elizabeth Dole asked why the legal drinking age was raised to 21