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Quotes of the week

“It could have been a lot worse, and in the back of my mind I think, you know, I could have shot the kid, but I’m glad I didn’t.”

— Deputy Danny Lindley

West Rowan Middle school resource officer on disarming a masked student wielding a butcher knife

“There are going to be some big changes.”

— Travis Allen

on being one of two candidates, along with Dean Hunter, to unseat incumbents on the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education

“I love my country, and my country is falling, my people are dying.”

— Alexander Freeman

Salisbury resident and Liberia native on his desire to travel with his plea to scientists, governments and the wealthy to find a cure for Ebola

“It’s like a puzzle that’s missing just one piece and now we found that one piece.”

— Traci Crosby

on reuniting with her youngest sister, Katie Adams, from whom she and her other sisters had been separated as children

“Money couldn’t buy what I’ve done. And I know I’ve helped a lot of boys.”

— Helen Beaver

on working with Cub Scouts in Kannapolis for the past 50 years

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Local

PETA protesters gather in front of police department

Coronavirus

Seven new COVID-19 deaths, 166 positives reported in county this week

Crime

Sheriff’s office: Two charged after suitcase of marijuana found in Jeep

Crime

Thomasville officer hospitalized after chase that started in Rowan County

Local

Board of elections discusses upgrading voting machines, making precinct changes

News

Lawmakers finalize how state will spend COVID-19 funds

Local

Salisbury Station one of several ‘hot spots’ included in NCDOT rail safety study

Education

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, school considering options

News

Iredell County votes to move Confederate memorial to cemetery

Nation/World

Lara Trump may have eyes on running for a Senate seat

Local

Rowan among counties in Biden’s disaster declaration from November floods

Local

PETA plans protest at Salisbury Police Department on Friday

Education

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, charter revoked

Coronavirus

29 new positives, no new COVID-19 deaths reported

Crime

Blotter: Woman charged with drug crimes

News

Nesting no more: Eagles appear to have moved on from Duke’s Buck Station

Business

The Smoke Pit leaving downtown Salisbury for standalone building on Faith Road

Education

Shoutouts

High School

High school football: Hornets’ Gaither set the tone against West

Local

Salisbury to show off new fire station

Education

Livingstone College to host virtual Big Read events this month

Local

City makes some appointments to local boards, holds off on others to seek women, appointees of color

Education

Education briefs: RCCC instructor honored by Occupational Therapy Association

Local

Second quarter financial update shows promising outlook for city’s budget