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Quotes of the week

“I think we have a very small group causing most of the problems.”

— Sheriff Kevin Auten,

On Sheriff’s Office and Salisbury Police working together to reduce gun violence in the community



“Although it is not perfect, it is a major step in the right direction — putting an end to sequester cuts and providing more economic certainty for hard-working Americans,”

— U.S. Rep. Alma Adams, D-12,

On the federal budget proposal passed Wednesday in the House



“Unfortunately, the budget agreement passed by the House ignores our fiscal realities and the magnitude of the problems we face.”

— U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-5,

Also commenting on budget proposal


“They don’t talk until it’s too late.”

— Emilia Johnson,

On the problem of domestic violence. Her daughter, Toney Ann Johnson, was stabbed to death by her ex-husband in June 2014.


“I understand that the board wanted to go in another direction, and so I respect their decision and their right to do so.”

— Dr. Pamela Cain,

On Kannapolis City Board of Education terminating her contract as superintendent

“It’s an honor to be recognized in such a way from a college in our community.”

— Ellen  Yang,

Member of Rowan County’s Little League World champion softball team, whose players were named honorary grand marshals of Livingstone College’s Homecoming Parade



Three Rivers Land Trust finalizes deal to double size nature preserve in Spencer


Spin Doctors announced as headlining band for 2021 Cheerwine Festival

Ask Us

Ask Us: Readers ask about Hoffner murder case, ‘Fame’ location


Cornhole tournament at New Sarum Brewery brings out Panthers fans, raises money for charity


Blotter: Salisbury man charged for breaking and entering, burglary tools


Senators race to overcome final snags in infrastructure deal


Child killed in Monroe drive-by shooting; 1 arrested


Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s Dragon Boat race returns after year hiatus


Marker commemorating Jim Crow-era lynchings in Rowan County, racial injustice required years of work


Identified Marine was a Salisbury native, served in WWII


Rowan County sees COVID-19 cases coming more quickly, remains in middle tier for community spread


Cleveland plans to build walking trail, community barn quilt mural

High School

High school athletics: Male Athlete of the Year Walker in league of once-in-a-generation players


Young entrepreneur learns lesson of responsibility by raising quail, selling eggs


Historic McCanless House sold, buyers plan on converting home into events venue


Library’s Summer Reading Week 10 has virtual storytime, last chance to log hours


Positive COVID test knocks DeChambeau out of Olympics


College football: North grad Delaney ready for next challenges at Johnson C. Smith


Fishing: Carson grad Bauer signs with CVCC


Biz Roundup: City of Salisbury brings back in-person community resource fair


States scale back virus reporting just as cases surge


Wildfires blasting through West draw states to lend support


French protesters reject virus passes, vaccine mandate


State briefs roundup