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Quotes of the week

Cheryl Peters

Capt. Cheryl Peters, the first female pilot for Piedmont Airlines, will speak Saturday at the N.C. Transportation Museum.

Capt. Cheryl Peters, the first female pilot for Piedmont Airlines, will speak Saturday at the N.C. Transportation Museum.

“I was a pilot. I was female. But I never wanted to be considered a ‘female pilot’ … just a pilot.”

— Cheryl Peters

first woman to work as a pilot for

Piedmont Airlines, starting in 1974.

“A lot of people will come to us for help and just cry. They say they wish they didn’t have to do this.”

— Sheila McGinnis

Blackwelder Park Baptist
Church Food Pantry volunteer

“To be honest, when I look back now and see all the great things that are happening, I regret not doing what I’m doing now 10 years ago.”

— Nina Dix,

of Shelter Guardians, which helps
provide vaccines, food and other
support for the county animal shelter

“More importantly, we’re trying to
cultivate these young men into being good citizens, because at the end of the day, one day they’ll stop playing basketball.”

— James Stinson Jr., coach,

Livingstone College men’s basketball, 

after team won CIAA championship

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