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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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Elections

Local Democrats call to ‘turn the state blue’ during virtual office reopening

Education

Catawba gets high marks in U.S. News and World rankings for fifth year

Business

China Grove soap store sets sights on expansion into Kannapolis

News

Charlotte, UNC game canceled after 49ers place players in quarantine

Crime

Blotter: Sept. 18

Coronavirus

County sees ninth COVID-19 death this week, more than 30 cases reported

BREAKING NEWS

Gov. Cooper announces schools can move K-5 to plan A; school board vote needed locally

Local

Wet weather brings crashes, traffic to standstill on interstate

Crime

Salisbury man victim of Facebook scam, duped out of $2,000

Crime

Two charged after fight outside Salisbury home

Education

Rowan-Salisbury Schools ships out thousands of old devices for refurbishing

Education

Caught in the infodemic: NC school policies frustrated by scientific challenges

East Spencer

East Spencer to hold community day, provide free food, supplies

Education

Shoutouts

Landis

Landis officials provide plan for COVID-19 funds, discuss town’s financial position

Education

Blattner brought technology into schools before it was cool

Education

State has slight decline in SAT scores

Local

New environmental specialists begin work on backlog soil evaluations

Local

Friends, colleagues say Seay left his mark on Rowan judicial system

Elections

Rep. Howard says ‘still work to be done’ as she seeks 17th term in House

Nation/World

Trump disputes health officials, sees mass vaccinations soon

Nation/World

‘Nothing left in the bucket’: Wildfire resources run thin

Nation/World

At least 1 dead, hundreds rescued after Hurricane Sally

Crime

Blotter: Sheriff’s Office seeking information in shootout