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Quotes of the week

“I don’t think that elected officials should serve in the same capacity year after year. I believe that new blood is good.”
— Commissioner Chad Mitchell,

explaining why he won’t seek re-election

“I guess the good is that somebody out there wants it, which means that they have an intent to use it, and it’ll stay on the tax books and they’ll continue to pay taxes.”
— County manager Gary Page,

on county being outbid for Salisbury Mall

“It’s whupping time, and you ain’t had a whupping until the Lord gives you one.”
Chaplain Patrick Powell,

delivering a CB sermon to truckers on I-85
“There’s definitely a need. We’re seeing an increase in discipline.”
— Nathan Currie, asst. superintendent,
on seeking resource officers for middle schools

“The American diet trades convenience for chronic illness.”
— Dr. Chris Nagy,

speaking at the Center for the Environment at Catawba College

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