Quotes of the week

Published 8:12 pm Thursday, May 5, 2016

“Water is not a given in many places in the world.”

— Judy Davis, Trinity Lutheran Church member, on Water Mission event that included walking a mile and a half to get water

“There was nothing presented for vote, we were never given anything to vote on …  it’s apparent that there are folks who think that this has been the case. And if this, somehow, can take the edge off of that … then it’s worth it.”

— Josh Wagner, chairman, Rowan-Salisbury school board, on voting to dismiss a proposal to close six schools

“The bill does not do us any favors. It’s just another slap in the face.”

— Deborah Graham, Dukeville resident, on bill that would prevent state environmental regulators from issuing health advisories for some substances

“Abuse is one of the most destructive forces in this world. Abuse turned inward is self-abuse or addiction. Abuse turned outward is violence.”

— Kevin McNeil, Georgia detective, after sharing his story, at a Prevent Child Abuse event, of being beaten and sexually assaulted as a child