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Quotes of the Week

“I want to push the medical community to get familiar with Lyme disease, and do more than the CDC standards of care. Everybody I’ve talked to that has battled with Lyme disease will say the same thing.”

— Mark Ritchie, who says his case of Lyme disease should have been diagnosed earlier

“You could only get white dolls. You didn’t think about it. When that’s all you had, you didn’t know anything else.”

— Aggie Harrington, 82, talking about her childhood, while visiting display of black dolls at Spencer Doll and Toy Museum

“There is great argument about this calculation.”

— Dr. Lynn Moody, Rowan-Salisbury Schools superintendent, on state grading system that gave a D to 13 local schools and an F to one

“I’m glad to see investment in the sciences. It’s nice to be invested in as a teacher.”

Rachel Lawrence, eighth-grade science teacher, on program for science and math teachers to earn a master’s degree at Catawba College, tuition free

“It’s just a tremendous unbelievable donation. I guess you’d say I’m speechless.”

— Barbara Hart, advocate for animals, on  Christine Morykwas’ funding of a $832,000 expansion at Rowan County Animal Shelter

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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

Education

Shoutouts

Business

Groundbreaking on Pennant Square signals next phase in downtown Kannapolis revitalization

Nation/World

J&J vaccine to remain in limbo while officials seek evidence

Nation/World

Prosecutors: No charges for officer in Capitol riot shooting

Nation/World

Biden to pull US troops from Afghanistan, end ‘forever war’

Nation/World

Former Minnesota cop charged in shooting of Black motorist

Crime

Blotter: April 14

Elections

Former North Carolina Gov. McCrory enters US Senate race

Crime

Salisbury woman arrested in Myrtle Beach for abducting child

Health

County updates health director job description, will advertise for position

High School

High school tennis: East beats Carson, still hopes to share NPC title

Elections

Board of Elections to purchase upgraded voting equipment using federal grant

Kannapolis

Kyle Seager drives in winning run in first game as Mariners split doubleheader with Orioles

Local

City exhausts this year’s funds for Innes Street Improvements, Municipal Services District grant programs