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Quotes of the week

“I think the community feels that they have lost a lot.”

  Rev. Dale Cline, pastor, St. Enoch Lutheran Church, on feelings of hopelessness and frustration that may have led to vandalism of church cemetery

“Criminal activity knows no boundaries.”

— Kevin Auten, Rowan County sheriff, on combining resources and information with Salisbury Police to deal with gang violence in the city

“This is not a statistic we should be proud of. It affects everything in our county, such as crime, nutritional needs and education.”

— Sam McNeely, Salisbury High School senior, on the 24.8 percent poverty rate

“Going into a fitness center while you are morbidly obese is tough. You think that everyone is looking at you. … There ain’t nobody in the gym worried about you. They all have their own pain and struggle.”

— Vinson Smith, A.L. Brown graduate, who has gone from 500 to 238 pounds through exercise and better eating habits

“Without memory, we’re hardly ourselves.”

— Tom Mayes, vice president, National Trust for Historic Places, on why old places matter

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Crime

Blotter: Woman charged with drug crimes

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