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Quotes of the week

“We are so much farther ahead than we would have been without the research campus. Most cities would absolutely fall all over themselves to have this.”
— Ryan Dayvault, Kannapolis Council,
on development of N.C. Research Campus

“…[T]he value that we as a community would place on Mrs. Pierce’s life is in part reflected by how well we respect the judicial process even for the one accused of taking her life.”
— Rowan Judge Kevin Eddinger,

In allowing bond for accused murderer Marlene Johnson
“I was actually out getting my truck inspected, and the guy who inspected my truck told me I didn’t have a job anymore.”
— Randy Keller, former Pillowtex worker,
on company’s decision to shut down in 2003

“It would be a dereliction of our duty as community leaders to not go forward with this project.”
— Karen Alexander, Salisbury City Council,
on downtown central office for Rowan-Salisbury Schools

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