Quotes of the week

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 15, 2013

“I want somebody who doesn’t see color, who doesn’t see money, who doesn’t see academic achievement, but sees these kids as they are.” — Krista Woolly, parent, at Salisbury High session on search for a new principal

“I know it has got to be very hard, very emotional to testify against a mother, a sister, a daughter. I am very grateful for the family, even Casey’s family, for standing up for Erica.” — Carolyn Parsons, Erica Parson’s biological mother, on Sandy and Casey Parson’s custody hearing

“I can’t forget the last words he ever said. He was talking to me, and he said, ‘Andy, give ‘em hell,’ and then he died.” — Alvin Anderson, World War II soldier, in letter to wife Faye

“Moral Monday is a chance to say, ‘Did you know?’ … People in Rowan County may not know what the people are doing that they voted for.”  Rowan NAACP president, — Scott Teamer, on Nov. 18 protest planned at Livingstone College

“We believe America is a great place to come, but other cultures coming to America have greatness in them.” — Liliana Spears, Speaking at Meet Your Neighbor Forum on race relations