Quotes of the week

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 18, 2016

“Our calling is to work for justice, to be kind, to show love, to welcome the stranger and include everyone.”

— Bishop Tim Smith, N.C. Synod of the ELCA, leading Lutheran clergy and others outside a Donald Trump rally at Lenoir-Rhyne to demonstrate for peace

“This is the best outcome of what has been a very contentious issue. … It’s a community symbol.”

— Bryce Beard, former Rowan-Salisbury school board chairman, on the schools’ new administration building, the Wallace Educational Forum

“It was me and they made me prove it was me. That’s a good thing.”

— U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, on failing to have identification with him when he went to vote

“You don’t have to look far for someone who needs help.”

— Crystal Karriker, organizer, Love Thy Neighbor race

“You don’t talk about somebody’s doctrine. You talk about everybody’s doctrine.”

— Tonya Brittain, newly ordained minister, on why she chose to study at Hood Theological Seminary