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Quotes of the week

“The coaches told us to mash the gas. If you look at the scoreboard, that’s what we did.”
— Jareke Chambers, North Rowan football player
After North Rowan beat C.D. Owen 55-22 in the second round of the 2A playoffs

“We have so many colleges and so much talent, we really could have the next Google in our community.”
— Elaine Spalding, president
Rowan County Chamber of Commerce
“I noticed so many people not having dinner … I said, what if I cook at church, and what if we feed at the church on Thanksgiving?”
— Elder Edith Downs, East Spencer,
on serving 50-300 people at Love Christian Center on Thanksgiving Day
“We believe that this project now as much as ever is truly going to be a great thing for the town of Spencer.”
— Jason Walser, LandTrust of Central NC,
on grant to develop Spencer Woods
“We just raised a sweet family of kids. My life has been blessed. I couldn’t have asked God for no better.”
— Minnie Byrd,
on the 14 children she and husband Jesse raised

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