Quotes of the week

Published 11:37 am Friday, December 4, 2015

“I think that it’s awesome that girls get to race on this track. I used to do basketball, but not any more.”

— Abigail Kenney, 10, quarter-midget racer, on the track in Rowan County

“Some people get shot, stabbed, killed in areas I was born and raised up in, but they were able to keep me and protect me and get me out of that

— The Rev. Donald Gray, pastor, Mt. Sinai Baptist Church of Catawba, on helping Kannapolis children through a program called Think Before You Move

“The business case is an easy one; what’s not so easy is to get people to turn out in a March election … dominated by the presidential

— Dr. Philip Dubois, UNCC chancellor, on support for a $2 billion bond referendum

“I hope I have left some type of legacy that (Salisbury) would be proud of.”

— Pete Kennedy, after serving on Salisbury City Council for 20 years

“We need people receiving training in high-tech, high-paying sectors like cybersecurity, and we need them receiving that training right here in Rowan and Cabarrus counties.”

— Dr. Carol Spalding, president, RCCC, on the college’s designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Two-Year Education