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Quotes of the week

“You live so that when you’re gone, it mattered.”

— Linda Holshouser,

whose home on Mooresville Road will have a Country Christmas Open House 1-8 p.m. Saturday to benefit cystic fibrosis research

“When we total everything together, we have enough to cover it, but the project is going to be tight.”

— Anthony Vann,

assistant superintendent,

on building $7.98 million central office

“The families sacrifice just as much as the soldiers do.”

— Russ Roakes, Powles funeral director,

on collecting gifts for the children of people in the armed services

“People have been trying for 40 years to have a library out here, so this is the alternative plan.”

— Joy Steele,

Rowan Public Library board chair,

on outreach location in a former doctor’s office in Cleveland

“It was tough starting the season with a conference game and a rival game, but we got the win.”

— Shenique Pharr,

on East Rowan girls’ 50-43 win over Carson

Comments

Business

Weak jobs report spurs questions about big fed spending

News

Judge limits footage that family can see of deputy shooting in Elizabeth City

Sports

Woodland, two others share lead; Mickelson plays much worse but will still be around for weekend at Quail Hollow

Business

Former NHL player to open mobster themed bar in Raleigh

Nation/World

California population declines for first time

News

GOP leaders differ on bottom line for state spending

News

Police: Man killed in shootout with officers in Winston-Salem

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