Quotes of the week

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 18, 2014

“At least after two years, we have made a dent. We have gotten their attention.”
— Mae Carroll, member of West End Pride,
on Livingstone’s plans to clean up vacant houses in the neighborhood

“We are citizens, we are taxpayers, but more importantly, our fathers have contributed to the wealth of this society, and we’re going to demand respect.”
— Scott Teamer, local NAACP chapter president,
on getting the city to address violence in the West End

“When people are desperate for rental property, landlords can treat them any way they want. … It’s in the citizens’ best interest to have an adequate market.”
— Maggie Blackwell, mayor pro tem,
on the need for more affordable housing in Salisbury

“I never read a book on track — everything I know comes from Coach Steele.”
— Phillip Bush, North Rowan High track coach,
on Hall of Fame coach Robert Steele, his predecessor
“I don’t want to offend anyone, but right now trees are having sex.”
— Mark Martin, Salisbury landscape guru,
on the spring pollen season