Quotes of the week

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 3, 2014

“If our leaders refuse to work together, then we need to find leaders who will.”
— Paul Fisher, banker,
at Mayor’s Spirit Luncheon

“There are millions spent that the taxpayers are footing the bill for, and nobody is getting that money but the attorneys.”
— State Rep. Carl Ford, R-Rowan,
on school boards’ ability to sue commissioners over funding

“My students are the true winners of this prestigious award. … I was simply the facilitator scaffolding them to their mathematical successes.”
— Tonya Kepley, Enochville teacher,
on receiving the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

“I want to taste success as much as I want the air I breathe.”
— River Lewis, A.L. Brown High senior,
in the proposal for his Eagle Scout project

“There’s trash talk among middle-aged women too.”
— Melissa Utley, Dairy Queen owner,
on team tennis competition with her friends
“It’s so great how God will put people in your life and lead and direct you.”
— Susan King, China Grove,
on writing a book with her son, “Optimism for Autism”