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Quotes of the week

“If one person changes their driving habits because of that … or second guesses something they were doing in light of the fact that someone has died on that road, then it has served a good purpose.”
— Officer Matt Benjamin, Salisbury Police,
on roadside memorials

“I think it’s wonderful. It brings tears to my eyes.”
— Lisa Earnhardt, whose husband Mike died of ALS,
on popular “Ice Bucket Challenge” to raise funds to fight ALS

“We are the prominent supplier of talent in the field of technology in this region. How can we be at your service?”
— Dr. Yi Deng, UNCC College of Computing and Informatics,
talking to Salisbury City Council about Fibrant and recruiting high-tech industry

“We have to restore the voice of the community.”
— Bradley Taylor, pastor, Outreach Christian Ministries,
on churches’ role in helping people deal with law enforcement

“This is going to accomplish nothing. … I think it’s a waste of time. To me, we’re setting a precedent that says we’re all about responsibility, we’re not about compassion, and I just can’t vote for it.”
—Craig Pierce, vice chair, Rowan County commission,
on resolution calling on federal government to stop allowing undocumented immigrants to stay in the country

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