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Quotes of the week

“It shows what we can do when we all pull together for Rowan County.”

— Robert Van Geons, RowanWorks economic development director on recent industrial and retail announcements

“Life is good in Carolville!”

— Carol Lewis, on the miniature Christmas village that now takes up nearly an entire room in her home

“That was the one gift they really wanted, and it was the one gift I couldn’t buy.”

— Chasity Morgan, on her daughters receiving new bikes through the annual partnership of Gerry Wood Auto Group and the Salisbury Police Department

“My main goal is to make sure that they know people are watching. I don’t want them to let him off with a slap on the wrist. He doesn’t deserve to live a normal life.”

— Angela Christy, on Stephen McCarter, who is charged with murder in the November death of her son Stephen Poston in Davie County

“I think it’s coming. You can’t put a price on life and justice.”

— Sheriff Kevin Auten, on outfitting local law enforcement with body cameras

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Nation/World

Senate Democrats strike deal on jobless aid, move relief bill closer to approval

News

Duke Life Flight pilot may have shut down wrong engine in fatal crash

News

Two NC counties get to participate in satellite internet pilot for students

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