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Quotes of the week

“God really had his hand on the whole family.” — Rhonda Gregory, grandmother, on the Pollard family’s escape from their burning home in August 2013 after Zane, then 8, woke everyone up

“I can’t see a safety problem unless the goats get out.” — Randy Reamer, Salisbury Planning Board, on Livingstone College’s urban farm

There’s only one person who wants it, the farmer, and he is greedy.” — Dr. Lance Riley, of Charlotte, on spreading Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities’ sludge on Rowan and Cabarrus land

“If we weren’t here, we’d be at home in a food coma!” — Traci Goodman, shopping at Belk on Thanksgiving Day

“To help a population with such a quiet voice and bring it to the forefront would make him so happy.” — Millie Harrison, daughter, on bench at Prevent Child Abuse Rowan dedicated in memory of her father, Tomme Gamewell

“I’ve been crying all morning.” — April Grate, on  working with her brothers to serve a free Thanksgiving meal in memory of their late mother, Edith Wideman

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Crime

Man charged after thieves rob would-be gun buyers of wallets, shoes

Crime

Blotter: Four added to sheriff’s most wanted list

High School

High school football: Some anxious moments, but Hornets win state title

Local

Photos: Salisbury High Hornets win big in 2AA championship game

Local

County manager outlines projections for the upcoming fiscal year budget, suggests uses for stimulus money

Business

Miami-based Browns Athletic Apparel opens second screen printing location in Salisbury

News

At funeral, fallen Watauga deputies remembered as ‘heroes’

Coronavirus

COVID-19 cluster identified at Granite Quarry Elementary

Coronavirus

More than half of North Carolinians have now taken at least one vaccine shot

Local

City hopes to cover expenses in 2021-22 budget with surplus revenue generated this year

Local

Fallen tree proves to be a blessing for local nonprofit Happy Roots

Local

Quotes of the week

Coronavirus

Health department drops quarantine time from 14 to 10 days

Crime

Blotter: More than $100,000 in property reported stolen from Old Beatty Ford Road site

Local

City fights invasive beetles by injecting trees with insecticide

Local

City names downtown recipients for federal Parks Service grant

China Grove

China Grove Town Council weighs 2021-22 budget priorities, supports buying body cameras

Education

Educators reflect on Teacher Appreciation Week

Education

Livingstone College wins $30,000 Home Depot grant

Education

Shoutouts

News

Shield-A-Badge With Prayer program enters 26th year, accepting volunteers to pair with officers

Education

COVID-19 infection, quarantine numbers in Rowan-Salisbury Schools reach new highs

High School

High school football: Offensive line came together for Hornets, who play for state title tonight

Local

Pro baseball: White makes pro debut and says, ‘It felt amazing to be out there’