Quotes of the week

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 7, 2013

“I invite you all to come into Woodleaf schools and every school in our county and volunteer …. My school reflects the guilts of our society.”
— Susan Herrington, principal at Woodleaf Elementary,
on cuts to school funding in the proposed Rowan County budget

“They’re definitely engaged and aware of what you guys are doing, and they want to help, it looks like.”
— Tanya Giovanni, N.C. School Boards Association,
on high community participation in a superintendent survey

“It just clears the way when you have one taxing authority. It makes it simpler. Most businessmen like things as simple as they can get them.”
— N.C. Rep. Carl Ford,

On de-annexing Rowan Airport so aircraft owners pay only county taxes

“We use every little inch of inside room that we can.”
— Coach Craig Johnson,

Koontz Elementary School,
on holding field day inside because of rain