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Quotes of the week

“It means different things to different people — that’s

obvious. The Confederate statue is not the only heritage in Salisbury.”

— Whitney Peckman,

On discussions about the future of Fame, Salisbury’s Confederate monument

 

 

“It is a new day in South Carolina, a day we can all be proud of, a day that truly brings us all together as we continue to heal, as one people and one state.”

— S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley,

After South Carolina’s legislature voted to remove Confederate flag from Statehouse

“Knowing my time on council is coming to an end is bittersweet, but I feel confident that what we have put in place over the past 18 years will benefit Salisbury for years to come.”

— Mayor Paul Woodson,

Joining City Council members Pete Kennedy and Maggie Blackwell in declining to seek re-election

 

“You’ve got to find something to be passionate about that you’re skilled at.”

— Officer Reese Helms,

First China Grove policeman to complete the N.C. Justice Academy’s Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Certificate Program

 

“Droughts come and go, and unfortunately it’s something we have to deal with. It’s part of doing business as a farmer.”

— Johnny Moore,

On  the agricultural impact as Rowan County experiences significant deficits

 of rainfall

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Local

Natoli promoted to assistant county manager, will retain human resources director title

Education

Attendance restriction lifted for RSS graduation ceremonies

Business

Rowan Chamber of Commerce will host in-person Power in Partnership on Thursday

Business

Rowan EDC will undergo name change, alter board requirements with updates to bylaws

Nation/World

Israel strikes Gaza tunnels as truce efforts remain elusive

Nation/World

Supreme Court to take up major abortion rights challenge

Nation/World

Biden boosting world vaccine sharing commitment to 80M doses

Crime

Man charged for stowing away on Norfolk Southern train, impeding railroad operations

Local

Group will protest treatment of Georgia woman during 2019 traffic stop

Crime

Man overdoses at Piedmont Correctional Institute

Crime

Sheriff’s Office: Two men escape from jail, found in bushes on Fulton Street

Ask Us

Ask Us: When will North Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue be resurfaced?

Local

Political Notebook: Rowan’s lawmakers pass 140 bills into the opposite chamber before deadline

Local

Police chief to present use of force policy; city manager to present 2021-22 budget

Crime

Blotter: Rockwell man arrested on charges of felony larceny, possession of stolen vehicle

Coronavirus

CDC director says mask turnaround based solely on science

News

Catawba College hosts three in-person commencement ceremonies

Local

With high case loads causing numerous staff departures, Child Protective Services seeks more positions

Education

Livingstone College graduates celebrate ‘crossing the finish line’ during commencement celebration

Coronavirus

Rowan sees 4 new COVID-19 deaths as mask mandate lifted, vaccines administered continue decline

Local

Spencer is latest town updating its development ordinance

Local

Salisbury native Kristy Woodson Harvey makes NY Times bestseller list

Local

Board of Commissioners will convene for third time in May

Business

Biz Roundup: Salisbury, Kannapolis among recipients of Region of Excellence Awards