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Quotes of the week

Kevin Auten

Rowan County Sheriff Kevin Auten has been familiar figure at the Forum on South Main Street in Salisbury.

Rowan County Sheriff Kevin Auten has been familiar figure at the Forum on South Main Street in Salisbury.

“I think its wonderful that DOT is finally responding to needs of community, but … it’s outrageous it’s taken so long and taken such an organized effort by the local citizens,”

— Lisa Trexler, St. Matthews Church Road resident, on getting one lane opened for traffic

“We don’t need more Taco Bells or dollar stores. We need industry that can support families.”

— Greg Edds, chairman, Rowan County Board of Commissioners, on need for growth

“So many businesses have come here, and their CEOs will not live here because they think Salisbury looks like East Innes Street.”

— Dianne Greene, owner of real estate firm, speaking against allowing a drive-thru restaurant near offices

“I don’t make the perfect choices; I just make the better choices.”

— Kevin Auten, Rowan County sheriff, on exercising more, eating less and losing more than 120 pounds

“I only shuck oysters for good-looking women.”

— Hayden Simmerson, enjoying the Waterworks’ 10th annual Oyster Roast

“It’s like a well-oiled machine.”

— Kevin Carroll, Salisbury native, on acting in an episode of “Grey’s Anatomy”

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