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Quotes of the week

“It really makes you proud that other people find your cars appealing. We want taxpayers to be proud of the cars too.”
— Capt. Sam Towne, Sheriff’s Office,
on new design for Rowan County patrol cars featured in “Pro Securite” magazine

“If we didn’t have a love for it, we wouldn’t last long.”
— Tom Holt, church member,

who helps maintain Sills Creek AME Zion Church’s 9.l5 acres

“We have a new standard for hot.”
— Bobby Curlee, motorcyclist,

on experiencing 118-degree heat in the California desert during a cross-country trip

“As a parent myself, I am just outraged that teachers are being treated so poorly.”
— Susana DMello, teacher assistant,
on effects of the state budget on education

“In my profession, you have to put your feelings aside to care for others’ feelings. Just like a clown has to go out and do his job and please others with a smile on his face no matter what he is going through …”
— Dr. George B. Jackson, pastor,
on his book, “Tears of a Clown”

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