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Quotes of the week

“Something greater than we were came up and stopped it for us. You looked up in the sky and said, ‘Thank God for this.’ ”

— Price Brown,

retired Salisbury police officer,

on sudden rainstorm that prevented a confrontation between marching KKK members and black residents in 1960

“The last thing is, I don’t want them to feel like I’m mad at them. They did what they could.”

— Nykia Ford,
mother of the late Kymello McLane,

referring to the boys who were with him when he fell through ice at Hurley Park pond

“When times are good, you really have to stay on top of it to make sure the total compensation package is desirable. It’s about being proactive rather than reactive.” –

— Aaron Church, county manager,

on studying county salaries to avoid losing employees to other counties

“It’s always been a struggle. Nothing falls from the sky. People have had to do something.”

— Anthony Smith, Mission House pastor,

on the civil rights movement as depicted in the movie, “Selma”

“When I started, the What-a-Burger was still 35 cents. With a large drink and fries, it was 78 cents.”

— Pete Stamper, manager of
What-a-Burger No. 10 in Kannapolis,

which has been in business for 50 years

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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

Local

City makes some appointments to local boards, holds off on others to seek women, appointees of color

Education

Education briefs: RCCC instructor honored by Occupational Therapy Association

Local

Second quarter financial update shows promising outlook for city’s budget

Columnists

Genia Woods: Let’s talk about good news in Salisbury

Local

City attorney will gather more information for Salisbury nondiscrimination ordinance

Education

North Hills planning to hold May fundraiser in person

East Spencer

Developers aim to transform former Dunbar School site into multi-purpose community development

Education

Knox student organizing event to get community cycling

Education

Decision on Essie Mae charter appeal expected Thursday

Nation/World

House passes sweeping voting rights bill over GOP opposition

Nation/World

Police uncover ‘possible plot’ by militia to breach Capitol

Nation/World

States rapidly expanding vaccine access as supplies surge

News

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper receives COVID-19 vaccine

News

North Carolina health officials urge schools to reopen

Crime

In letter, PETA criticizes Salisbury Police for K-9 video

Coronavirus

Three deaths, 29 new COVID-19 positives reported

Crime

Blotter: Bullet holes found in woman’s Park Avenue apartment

Crime

Man faces assault charges for domestic incident