Paul Fisher receives key to city
SALISBURY — F&M’s Paul Fisher received a key to the city today during the Mayor’s Spirit Luncheon, where he called for new leadership and said education is the key to the community’s future.
“We need to stop this cycle of blame and one-upsmanship that is so prevalent in our county today,” Fisher told the audience of civic leaders, business people, elected officials and ministers.
Residents should “demand that our leaders put aside their differences and simply stop tackling each other,” he said.
Fisher, the chairman and CEO of F&M Financial Corp., the holding company that owns F&M Bank, said he feels hopeful after the recent community forum and City Council’s strategic planning retreat.
“Never before have I been more optimistic than I have become in the last 60 days,” he said. “I am sensing new energy among the residents of our city and our county.”
Saying the silent majority is ready to make its voice heard after “far too long,” Fisher predicted a “new era on the horizon” for what he dubbed Team Rowan County.
More in Wednesday’s Post.