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Quotes of the week

“One of the reasons I want to hold off on hiring a city manager is that we need to make some money back for the taxpayers.”
— Paul Woodson, Salisbury mayor
After $205,000 severance package for outgoing city manager

“Where do I get my reputation back? The NAACP is the most racist organization in the country.”
— Mac Butner,
chairman,
Rowan County Housing Authority,
on being the target of a discrimination complaint made with HUD

“We want to make sure Knox is a middle school Salisbury is proud of.”
— Dr. Latoya Dixon, co-principal
Knox Middle School

“I just wanna see what’s inside me. I signed up for more in this life than just work.”
— Martin Thorne,
who started running three years ago and is now running ultra races

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