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Quotes of the week

Capsules of commentary

“We are trying to emphasize the positive — the strength of these women.”

— Sue McHugh, organizer,

on Chickweed, a street festival featuring mostly female artists, to raise funds for the battered women’s shelter.

“I ask that you not join the likes of Stalin, Hitler and ISIS in eradicating history.”

— James Ward, Marine,

speaking up for keeping the Confederate Monument in place on Innes Street

“Who are the crushed now?  Who are the vanquished now?”

— Anthony Smith,

referring to “Gloria Victis” on the Confederate Monument, meaning glory to the crushed or vanquished

“I’ll put it this way. I may run for council in the future or I may run for something else.”

— Paul Woodson, Salisbury mayor,

on not seeking re-election this year

“The whole purpose of the bill, as I see it, is to keep the flames of passion from overriding common sense.”

— N.C. Rep. Michael Speciale, R-Craven,

on bill to require state approval to move public monuments

Comments

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