Quotes of the week

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 20, 2013

“Landen will have scars on his skin, but Stacy and Jolene will have scars on their hearts.” — Dr. Jessica Blumenthal, on the multiple surgeries Stacy and Jolene Spry’s son faces in his first years of life

“I’ve been to courthouses, graveyards and funeral homes to search for records. And then came the Internet.” — Larry Hayer, Kannapolis genealogist and historian

“I believe some people have heard the meaning, but others don’t really understand.” — Mary Young of East Spencer, on Juneteenth, which marks the 1865 day Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas, with news that enslaved people were free

“We don’t feel like, in our opinion, we don’t feel it represents all of the citizens of Rowan County.” — Craig Pierce, vice chair, Rowan County Board of Commissioners, on commission’s decision to cut ties to the Human Relations Council