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Quotes of the week

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“‘40 under 40’ before 30 ain’t too bad.”

— Tremayne Smith, West Rowan High graduate, on receiving a ’40 under 40′ Leadership Award from alma mater ECU at the age of 28

“I almost ate a whole Patterson’s bucket last night.”

— Sophia, third grader, feasting on North Carolina strawberries

at Millbridge Elementary School

“He doesn’t want them to settle for average … because this could be the difference between a bridge collapsing or not collapsing.”

— Daryle Adams, Kannapolis Schools, about Mike Huffman, instructor in A.L. Brown’s welding program, operated in partnership with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

“We have paid for emergency bypass surgery, chemotherapy treatments, baby delivery.”

— Kevin Auten, sheriff, on medical procedures his department has covered for inmates  in the Rowan County Detention Center

“Depending on how the courts rule on the bathroom issues, it may be a pretty valuable tool to have on the female students if they go to the bathroom, not knowing who may come in.”

— Chuck Hughes, member, Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education, bringing up HB2 as the board discussed and voted to allow high school students to carry pepper spray

“No one really spoke up with concerns about major liability.”

— Josh Wagner, chairman, on the school board’s decision to revisit

the pepper spray issue

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Crime

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Education

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Business

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High School

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Coronavirus

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News

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Nation/World

Liz Cheney says Trump and GOP backers threaten democracy

Coronavirus

Rowan Health Department clarifies county’s COVID-19 death total is 301

Landis

Landis approves new land development ordinance, zoning map

Landis

Landis approves body camera, stun gun purchase for public safety officers

Crime

One charged, another dead on sheriff’s most wanted list

Crime

No injuries after car shot eight times on Old Concord Road

Education

RSS talks first steps for new federal relief totaling $66 million

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Education

Student COVID-19 numbers show first decline since plan A

High School

High school golf: Fowler competes in state tournament

News

Amazon announces new distribution center for North Carolina

News

House passes bill to bar Cooper from mandating COVID shot

Coronavirus

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Ask Us: What happened to work on South Fulton Street home?

Crime

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Crime

Rowan Sheriff’s Office charges Salisbury man with operating illegal gambling business