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Quotes of the week


Justin Dionne, managing artistic director of Lee Street theatre, will leave in July to attend graduate school in theater management. Submitted photo

Justin Dionne, managing artistic director of Lee Street theatre, will leave in July to attend graduate school in theater management.
Submitted photo

“I had a taste of being able to make an impact; I was very lucky to experience that here and now that I tasted it I want to continue and push that farther, make an impact on the world, on theatre.”

— Justin Dionne, managing artistic director, Lee Street theatre, on leaving Salisbury to go to graduate school at Florida State

“When there aren’t programs, you are limited to what you can accomplish when you get out. Now I have a new vision.”

— David Wichy, inmate, Piedmont Correctional Institution, on working towards a college degree and taking part in other programs while in prison

“While the rest of the region has been running around the track, at least we’re moving again.”

— Greg Edds, chairman, Rowan County Board of Commissioners, on the county’s 0.5 percent growth over 2010-1025.

“The people that are going to do this aren’t good people to begin with. They’re mentally imbalanced. … They want to expose themselves to children.”

— N.C. Sen. Andrew Brock, on a Charlotte law that would have allowed transgender people to use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify

“For whatever reason, when it comes to LGBTQ issues, people get very fearful, and they’re fearful because they have a lack of knowledge.”

—Tamara Sheffield, president of local LGBT advocacy group, Salisbury Pride, on reaction to the Charlotte anti-discrimination ordinance, now negated by a new state law, HB2.


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Two of Rep. Sasser’s bills successfully pass through Health Committee


Rep. Warren’s measure to allow removal of public notices from newspapers put on back burner

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China Grove Town Council weighs future of previously rejected housing development


Salisbury City Council hears public comments, receives presentation on Main Street reconfiguration


Blotter: Man charged with felony drug offenses


California crash kills 13 of 25 people crammed into SUV


Biden vows enough vaccines by end of May


State to vaccinate medically vulnerable starting March 24


One new death, 20 new COVID-19 positives reported in Rowan


Kannapolis man dies in moped crash


Salisbury Police chief addresses K-9 video, says officer separated from animal


Rowan Rescue Squad sets record straight on fundraising typo


City approves DOT agreement, Salisbury Station project could begin next year


County plans to use vulture effigy, enforce violations to remedy animal carcass feeding problem


Two weeks after ending enhanced protocols, Catawba has no COVID-19 cases


Council to hear revised version of Downtown Main Street Plan


Veto override of NC school reopening bill fails in Senate


Political Notebook: Majority of likely voters, local legislators support school reopening bill


COVID-19 vaccinations in Rowan top positives since start of pandemic


Man faces drug charges after breaking and entering call


Waterworks schedules 2021 Summer ARTventures