Quotes of the week

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 19, 2014

“We’re taking our state and federal tax dollars and going out here and developing bike lanes for all these people to have places to ride bicycles, which puts an enormous amount of traffic on the highways. Yet, they have no liability at all if they damage somebody’s vehicle or even if they run into each other.”

— Craig Pierce, vice chair, county commission, suggesting bicycles be registered and taxed

“Some of the surrounding counties have a beautiful fair and beautiful fairgrounds, but ours is a true county agricultural fair.When people come, I hope they feel like it’s a down-home county fair.”

— Johnny Love, Rowan Fair Association

“I just feel it’s not ready for a vote today.”

— Mayor Paul Woodson, on the county’s request for a special-use permit to put county services in the former Salisbury Mall

“I have to continue to keep it alive,”

— Roosevelt Jenkins, on remembering his son, killed a year ago, with the Abraham I. Jenkins Foundation to help grieving families

“We need to go ahead and let them know that we support them and that they have a career in the department.”

— Mike Caskey, commissioner, on importance of reinstating a career development program, especially for law enforcement