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Quotes of the week

“We just allow people to speak from their hearts.”

— Tonya Miller Cross, Peace Circle organizer, on the monthly gathering at Mean Muggs to discuss racism, poverty and social disparities in Salisbury-Rowan

“We have to take on more roles. We’re pulled left and right.”

— Kristi Cauble, teaching assistant, on taking on more duties as the state funds fewer positions

“I just think the further we get down the road on this the more valuable that property becomes.”

— Greg Edds, chair, Rowan County commissioners, on uses for West End Plaza

“Lawmaker-led prayer is fully consistent with what the
Supreme Court has recognized to be the purpose of legislative prayer.”

— Amicus brief filed on behalf of attornies general from several states, supporting Rowan’s position on commissioner-led prayer at the board’s meetings

“We really only need $1,999,999.99. … We already have our lucky Penny.”

— Bill Burgin, United Way board member, on reaching $2 million goal in campaign led by Penny Greer-Link

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Coronavirus

CDC: Fully vaccinated people can largely ditch masks indoors

Crime

One arrested, another hospitalized in Castor Road stabbing

China Grove

China Grove Roller Mill open for tours Saturday

News

Facing personnel deficiencies, local fire departments request tax rate increases

Local

‘Panic buying’ creates gas supply shortages locally, statewide after pipeline cyberattack

Business

Twice as nice: Planet Smoothie opens alongside Cold Stone Creamery in co-branded store

Local

Spencer board gets update on South Iredell rat problem

Education

West Rowan teacher awarded $15,000 outdoor learning grant

Cleveland

Town of Cleveland plans celebration May 22

High School

High school girls tennis: Busy Hornets win again easily

Education

All Hood Alumni and Friends Symposium scheduled June 18

High School

High school softball: Nixon, Walton top all-county team

Education

Shoutouts: Southern City Church awards educational gifts

Local

City to pave streets surrounding Bell Tower Green after park is constructed

Nation/World

Colonial Pipeline restarts operations days after major hack

Nation/World

Ohio’s million-dollar idea: Lottery prizes for vaccinations

Nation/World

GOP dumps defiant Trump critic Cheney from top House post

Nation/World

Israel steps up Gaza offensive, kills senior Hamas figures

Coronavirus

Fluctuating COVID-19 death number back to 302 in Rowan County

Crime

Habitual felon sentenced to at least 8 years in prison

Kannapolis

City of Kannapolis to have bike rodeo Saturday

Crime

Two more charged for operating illegal gambling businesses

Education

A.L. Brown celebrates seniors with signing day

Business

Rebounding, but not recovered: Rowan County tourism begins challenging path toward normalcy