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Quotes of the week

“[I]n a couple of weeks, we cleared three breaking-and-entering cases. You can’t really put a price on clearing crimes that easily.” Woody Chavis, Kannapolis police chief, on tracking pawned property with a $6,000 software program

I’ve had some very good people in my life do generous things for me. I guess this is my way of paying it forward.” — Sharon Adamson, on providing a home for cancer patient Doribaldo Magna

“He was one of those people who never forgot people. He is one of the people really responsible for getting the community back together.” — Marvin Shaw, on the late David Campbell, organizer of the Jersey City reunion

“I appreciate the architects for not putting up some million-dollar dream.” — Mark Lewis, Downtown Salisbury chairman, on proposed designs for a farmers market and cultural plaza

“Capital goes where it is wanted and stays where it is appreciated.” — Paul Woodson, Salisbury mayor, on theme of recent U.S. Conference of Mayors

“I’m not sure I’ve collected all my thoughts on it even yet. It was exciting but a big surprise.” — Lisa Moon, of Cleveland, on learning she had a brother given up for adoption some 50 years ago

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