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Quotes of the week

CAPSULES OF COMMENTARY

“I believe education is the next civil right. Technology could fill the achievement gap.”

— Soledad O’Brien, speaking at the International Society of Technology in Education conference attended by about 200 Rowan educators

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“Because of this senseless act of crime, a mother had to bury a second child and a daughter will grow up without a father.”

— ShaRhoda Feamster-Steele, mother of Marquis Feamster, whose murder last summer is one of 12 local unsolved murders

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“No one has ever proved that any kind of voter fraud occurs at the sort of magnitude that would require all of this.”

— Geoffrey Hoy, chair, Rowan Democratic Party, on changes in N.C. voting laws

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“Watching them play with so much heart puts a smile on your face.”

  Karen Greene, member, Enon Baptist Church, on the disabled children who play in the annual Challenger ball game

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“I was about as sharp as a wooden spoon.”

— Justin Lefler, on his play in the final round of the Rowan Masters Golf Tournament

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Comments

News

Racial bias ‘deeply entrenched’ in report critical of Apex Police Department

Nation/World

US bombs facilities in Syria used by Iran-backed militia

Elections

City council again dismisses idea of adding new member, focus now on recommendation to delay elections

Business

‘Let’s make some money:’ Loosened restrictions praised by bar owners, baseball team

High School

Salisbury High bucks historical trend in dominant shutout of West Rowan

Enochville

Garage declared total loss after Enochville fire

Crime

Cooper, N.C. prison officials agree to release 3,500 inmates

Coronavirus

Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in Rowan, six for the week

Crime

Blotter: Man brandishes AR-15, runs over motorcycle at Rockwell-area gas station

Crime

Salisbury man charged with exploitation of minor

Crime

Road rage incident results in assault charges

Local

Dukeville lead testing results trickle in, more participation needed

Education

Faith Academy interviewing staff, preparing site for fall opening

News

Volunteers work around obstacles, alter procedures to offer free tax services to those in need

Education

Education shoutouts

Local

Retired Marine gets recognition for toy collection efforts

Local

March issue of Salisbury the Magazine is now available

Education

Five get Dunbar School Heritage Scholarships

Education

Education briefs: Salisbury Academy fourth-graders think big as inventors

Education

Bakari Sellers keynote speaker at Livingstone College Founder’s Day program

Nation/World

Biden aims to distribute masks to millions in ‘equity’ push

Nation/World

Chief: Capitol Police were warned of violence before riot

Nation/World

GOP rallies solidly against Democrats’ virus relief package

Nation/World

FDA says single-dose shot from Johnson & Johnson prevents severe COVID