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Quotes of the week

“I’d rather wave and smile than have to duck.”

— John Heilig, owner, Taylor Mattress Co., on running into customers and being proud of the mattresses he sold them

“The citizens in the Town of China Grove should rest easy knowing they have a fine group of firefighters protecting them and their property in case of an emergency.”

— Wayne Goodwin, N.C. insurance commissioner and state fire marshal, on China Grove Fire Department changes

“The chicks in Kenya, … they had on Paris fashions with their fabric. I’m trying to be really African and here they are being influenced by the people that are around them.”

— Thomasina Paige, at African American fashion show

“We both made a new friend over this but I didn’t do anything that others wouldn’t have done,”

— Gwen Conner, newspaper carrier, after finding Ollie McKnight fallen on icy steps and getting help for her

“Sometimes you have to lose your sight in order to gain a vision.”

— Julius Koonce, pastor, Christ Transformation Center, at groundbreaking for Martin Luther King Dream Park, on initial doubts about why he was called to Salisbury

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Local

Dennis Rivers joins Salisbury Police Department in new homeless advocate position

Cleveland

Rockwell, Faith, Cleveland adopt 2021-22 budgets; East Spencer officials to receive budget next week

Sports

Brind’Amour gets contract extension with Hurricanes, wins coach of year honors

Local

West Rowan grad wins two national masonry competitions

Local

Quotes of the week

Education

Rowan, Kannapolis students below state average for federal aid applications

High School

High school baseball playoffs: Raiders roll past Oak Grove

News

3 dead, 2 still missing after tubers go over Dan River dam

Coronavirus

County, state officials work to increase vaccinations as concern over Delta variant grows

News

Cooper no fan of energy bill

BREAKING NEWS

Hexagon Agility to expand Salisbury facility, invest $28 million, create 75 new jobs

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

Landis

Landis removed from Local Government Commission’s watch list

Business

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

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