Quotes of the week

Published 5:59 pm Thursday, November 12, 2015

“I’ve coached for 18 years and this is one of the finer moments.”

— Coach Darryl Williams, Livingstone College, after the Blue Bears football team defeated Johnson C. Smith, ending a 17-year losing streak

“My office reached out to the USPS to fix the issue and I’m pleased by their swift response.”

— U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, R-Concord, on getting the Postal Service to let Granite Quarry residents have Granite Quarry addresses instead of Salisbury ones, as they have requested for years

“Your name is the most powerful thing you own.”

— Brooks Harper, career development expert,  speaking to eighth-graders about developing a personal brand and marketing

“Every time there’s an armed conflict, there are going to be some damned fine people that step up to do what they think their country wants them to do, and they’re going to get killed. I think those people are our most precious asset, and that we should not waste them.”

— Bill Kenerly, Vietnam veteran, reflecting on friends he lost in the war