Quotes of the week

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 14, 2014

“It is time that the building of the central office stop being used as a political saber to slice and dice the Board of Education and the greater Rowan-Salisbury community…”

Richard Miller, school board chair,

on accepting bids for constructing the building


“I’ve decided that I will not request a recount, as much as I don’t like making that decision …”

— Raymond Coltrain, candidate,

fourth in a race for three seats on the Rowan County Board of Commissioners


“I actually had a little mini-speech planned. As soon as I stepped on the field, I forgot it.”

— Uriah Futch, Catawba student,

who proposed to Allison Andrews on the football field after she sang the alma mater


“Make sure your child understands that effort equals reward. One of the great secrets of success is hard work. The more your child hears this the better.”

— Mike Waiksnis and Latoya Dixon, co-principals,

Knox Middle School


“We didn’t sign up for it, we don’t want it and our families don’t want it. If you want to put it in your front yard, fine. You can live with it.”

— Linda Cline, Gold Hill resident,

on spreading sewer sludge from Charlotte on land in Rowan and Cabarrus counties