Quotes of the week

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 24, 2013

“We finance the buildings. We ought to build the buildings. We ought to own the buildings. But that’s just my opinion as one commissioner.”
— Chairman Jim Sides, Rowan County Board of Commissioners,
on counties taking over school buildings under state Senate Bill 236

“We have a state legislature that’s doing quite a bit to dismantle public education, which is a core tenet and core support of who we are as a democracy.”
— Chairman Richard Miller, Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education,
on Senate Bill 236 and others


“I was telling my Mom and Dad I wasn’t sure whether I was more excited about the season, the draft or walking across the stage and getting my degree.”
— Chris Smith

West Rowan grad and University of Arkansas defensive end, on his last season playing SEC football

“Mostly, I got tired of going to the library and looking stuff up.”
— Chris Hudson

South Rowan High School junior, on research in an underwater habitat