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Quotes of the week

“He could stick with it like a hound dog on a rabbit’s trail until the details of a project were worked out.”

— David Roberts of China Grove, describing the dedication of Jack Thomas

“Is it the end of the world no matter what it’s named?”

— Josh Wagner, school board chairman, responding to controversy over what to call the school system’s central office

“I’m a conservative and I’m a Republican, and I believe we should encourage investment by the private sector. Isn’t that what it’s all about?”

— Gov. Pat McCrory, in Salisbury, voicing support for historic preservation tax credits

“Grief doesn’t care whether or not you attend church.”

— Reed Simmons, a leader of Griefshare at First Baptist Church, China Grove, explaining the program is open to anyone

“The bluegrass crowd is kind of like sailors. You go into the circle, and they take you under their wing.”

— Carrie Webster, on attending bluegrass picking sessions

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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