Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 8, 2014

“It’s always good when someone says thank you … and to have 150 people here to say it with the fire department with a big flag, it’s absolutely amazing,”
— Drew Mullee, veteran,
on receiving a new house from Helping A Hero, Patriot Charities and others

“I have seen many abused and battered children during my career but this one was extremely disturbing, knowing how much this baby must have suffered before she died.”
— Chief Woody Chavis, Kannapolis police,
about 15-month-old Malaya Heun,

“We don’t know how blessed we are. We should never lose sight of that.”
— Sheriff Kevin Auten,
at dedication of memorial for Marine Nathan Elrod
“Technology is a great thing for our society. I think I’ll vote to give you a chance.”
— Jim Sides, chairman, County Commissioners,
on schools’ plan to put an iPad or MacBook in the hands of every student and teacher

“We are just so delighted that we got what I call the ‘dynamic duo.’”
— Brien Lewis, Catawba College.
New Knox Middle School co-principals Dr. Latoya Dixon and Dr. Michael Waiksnis