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Quotes of the week

“A group of educators and a group of fathers decided that at some point, we as men need to get together and stand up for our kids in school.”

— Marvin Moore, principal,
Isenberg Elementary,

on the Million Father March

“It’s kind of hard to sell a car if you can’t get to it.”

— Tim Nooner, owner,
On Track Auto Sales,

on flooding caused by recent rains and
railroad work behind his business

“This school gave
me a wonderful
background, so it’s great to be home.”

— Grace Littlejohn,
former resident,

on visiting the former Price High School

“Crime rates can vary on something as small as who just got out of prison. A lot of times … offenders will go right back to the activity they were doing. And sometimes they will come back better prepared.”

— Rory Collins, chief, Salisbury Police,

on crime rate factors

“You can’t break the cycle of poverty if you can’t read.”

— Angela Burris, pastor,

Shiloh United Methodist Church,

on church’s tutoring program for
Granite Quarry Elementary students

“Our founder, Dr. Stewart, his concept was that there was no difference between the people on the school bus and the jail bus, except for the mindset.”

— Anthony Williams, presenter,

on the Choice Bus, a tool to
reduce the dropout rate

Comments

Crime

Blotter: Two men rob convenience store at gunpoint

Business

Brewery, second-floor restaurant planned for downtown China Grove

Local

Sonny Allen, former mayor of Salisbury, dies at age 90

Education

RCCC names Student Excellence Award finalists

Local

City approves permit for child care center near downtown

Business

Deadline approaches to apply for Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Rowan program

Landis

Landis removed from Local Government Commission’s watch list

Local

YSUP Rowan launches month-long drug use prevention campaign

Education

Shoutouts

Education

RSS reports man impersonating summer meals worker

Local

County ponders plumbing replacement to completely eliminate lead in Dukeville

High School

High school baseball: Round 2 for South, East

College

College baseball: Former East slugger Chandler Blackwelder commits to North Greenville

News

High Rock Lake Association calls for entries in Fourth of July dock decorating contest

Sports

Hornets’ LaMelo Ball selected NBA Rookie of the Year

Education

Horizons summer camp takes students on mission to Mars

Nation/World

Congress approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

News

Veterans’ tax exemption expanded in bill clearing NC House

News

Appeals court refuses to reinstate N Carolina abortion ban

Kannapolis

Ryan Dayvault drops out of Kannapolis mayoral race

Local

City adopts nondiscrimination ordinance for employees, entities receiving city services

Crime

Blotter: Shots fired after truck chases car off interstate

Crime

I-85 road rage incident results in assault, child abuse charges

Crime

China Grove man arrested for sex crimes involving woman with disabilities