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Quotes of the week

Santa at Rowan Airport

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“So far, it is still not common knowledge that I use skydiving to quickly reach the houses as we fly around the world on
Christmas Eve.”

— Santa, after parachuting into Rowan County Airport

“The people here are unbelievable. They have made me feel worthy to be alive.”

— Judy Casey, patient at the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House

“The economy has turned. We’re helping jobs find people.”

— Craig Lamb, RCCC vice president of corporate and continuing education administration

“It seems the restaurant investment guys from Charlotte play with live ammo …”

— Michael Young, owner of building to be vacated by Chick-N-Ale after only three months

“We’re not going to make farmers out of everyone. If we can create a better food consumer, we’ve done our job.”

— Tim Downing, teacher, Kannapolis Middle School, on teaching  students about farming, soil science and nutrition

“We can’t kill the rumor. … The truth needs to see the light.”

— Maggie Blackwell, mayor pro tem, on rumors Salisbury is secretly funneling tax money to Fibrant to make it look good

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Coronavirus

Rowan remains in state’s middle, yellow tier for COVID-19 community spread

Crime

Blotter: Man faces sexual exploitation charge for images on Instagram

News

Defendant convicted in attempted murder case on the run after fleeing from trial

Business

Downtown Gateway Building to be renamed for late Paul Fisher

Coronavirus

Rowan County COVID-19 data for April 15

Local

Rep. Warren’s bill would prohibit parking in electric vehicle charging stations

Local

Historic Preservation Commission approves Integro Technologies expansion, Paint the Pavement project

Education

Faith Academy, RSS will negotiate over what goes, stays in elementary school

Crime

Teacher killed in Alamance County shootout with Mexican drug cartel

Coronavirus

Bill would give more tax breaks on COVID-19 loans

Nation/World

No response as divers knock on capsized ship’s hull

Local

Quotes of the week

Crime

Blotter: Man found on church property with litany of drugs

Crime

Man charged in connection to 2019 overdose death

Business

‘It’s our big time’: Salisbury Farmers Market reopens Saturday

Education

Schools capital funding still frozen as RSS sends local budget to county

Business

Shields, Cheerwine Festival receive N.C. Main Street Awards

Kannapolis

Duke University launches kidney disease study in Kannapolis for people of African descent

Education

Horizons Unlimited will hold in-person summer camps

Education

Education briefs: Catawba planning for more in-person activities, free summer school tuition

Coronavirus

County’s full COVID-19 vaccinations top 22,600

High School

High school golf: With Merrell, Mustangs back on top

Local

Spencer investigating rat problem on South Iredell Street

News

Livingstone, Mission House Church to host national ‘Black Voters Matter’ listening session