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Quotes of the week

“I’m willing to do almost anything to help because I would never want to be in that situation.”

— Ebony Valentine, owner, Elove’s Braids & Beyond, on collecting bottled water

for the residents of Flint, Mich.

“If we have a sun, why are we burning our natural resources for energy?”

— Quentin Hippert, Overton Elementary fifth-grader, in message placed in a bottle for artist Bryant Holsenbeck’s installation at Waterworks

“The point is, if we didn’t create the situation, we shouldn’t be responsible for the solution.”

— Kenny Hardin, City Council member, on drainage pipe causing problems on the J.C. Price American Legion Post’s property

“It’s gerrymandered and it’s always been. The Democrats were in control for 140 years. The Republicans drew the maps one time and it’s a problem.”

— N.C. Rep. Carl Ford, on judges’ order to redraw the first and 12th congressional districts

“The one thing I learned from Paul (Smith) was you should listen twice as much as you speak.”

— Charlotte Gardner, former N.C. House member, on the late state Sen. Paul Smith

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Business

‘Believe me, they’ll be fresh’: Patterson Farm welcomes strawberry crop

Local

City appoints more members to boards, commissions, with 9 seats left to be filled

News

Virtual play groups the new norm at Smart Start

Local

City meets in closed session to consult with attorney on two ongoing litigation cases

Education

Summit takes art out of the classroom, into the student’s home

Education

Education briefs: Gene Haas Foundation donates $12,500 to RCCC

Business

County’s restaurant grant program dishes out funding to eight local eateries

High School

High school football: Yow out as South head coach

Education

Shoutouts

Local

City moves forward on greenway extension, traffic signal upgrades

Business

State broadband survey could help fund local infrastructure

Education

Happy Roots adds to programming with Bic recycling program

Education

RCCC small business center partners 53 Ideas Pitch Competition

Nation/World

Sheriff: Deputy fatally shot Black man while serving warrant

Nation/World

Garland announces sweeping police probe after Floyd verdict

Crime

District attorney won’t bring charges against former Salisbury officer depicted in K-9 video

Coronavirus

Cooper plans to lift gathering, distancing limits by June 1

Crime

Convicted sex offender charged with having child pornography

Crime

Rowan County woman faces drug crimes for gas station incident

Crime

Blotter: Thousands of dollars in lumber taken from Newsome Road house

Local

Locals react to Chauvin verdict, reflect on work still to do

Business

With remote expansion, outsource provider FCR looks to become an ‘exceptional part’ of Rowan community

Local

City expects $1.5 million surplus in current budget, ability to raise some wages for police, public works

Education

Enochville Elementary to host farewell event May 1