Quotes of the week

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 18, 2013

“I’ve lived in my grandfather’s county. Now it’s time to live in my grandson’s county.”
— L.A. Overcash, school board member,
at hearing on new central office for the Rowan-Salisbury School System

“If we get the school system in a brand-new, high-tech, state-of-the-art building, would a school board literally go in there and say we are moving to the bus garage? I can’t imagine they would do that.”
— Paul Woodson, Salisbury mayor,
On proposed 35-month lease with Rowan-Salisbury School System
“I don’t have a brick to put on it and I don’t have one to throw, but I do have a dog in this fight.”
— Dr. Ada Fisher, former school board member,
speaking against the central office project at a hearing where supporters added bricks to a symbolic wall
“We have always been a giver, but now we are on the other end and we have to receive. It’s hard.”
— Phyllis Cornelison

whose home of 40 years burned down in May
“A lot of kids don’t know where their food comes from. They think it’s Aisle 2 at the grocery store.”
— Thomas Cobb, Cooperative Extension
livestock, dairy and field crops agent