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Quotes of the week

Hail to the Chief

Lynn Bull as George Washington arrives in Salisbury to greet the citizens at the Rowan Public Library. The Rowan Museum Inc. has spent months making preparations for Saturday’s celebration of the 225th anniversary of the visit to Salisbury by the first president of the United States.  JON C. LAKEY / SALISBURY POST

Lynn Bull as George Washington arrives in Salisbury to greet the citizens at the Rowan Public Library. The Rowan Museum Inc. has spent months making preparations for Saturday’s celebration of the 225th anniversary of the visit to Salisbury by the first president of the United States.
JON C. LAKEY / SALISBURY POST

“The Founding Fathers’ gift to us was the founding of the nation. This event is the Rowan Museum’s gift to the people of Rowan and beyond.”

— Randy Lassiter, coordinator of the May 21 reenactment of George Washington’s visit to Salisbury 225 years ago

“I don’t know why a board of seven members are so concerned about administrations’s one hour out of one month, because we’re here for the community.

— Dean Hunter, board member, on debate over starting Board of Education business meetings at 5 p.m. instead of 4 p.m.

“Not only were they blazing the frontier of the Southern civil rights era, they were also becoming legends as highly respected officers.”

— Tim Bost, retired law enforcement officer, on John Noble and the late Albert Stout, the first African-American men to work full time as sworn law-enforcement officers in Rowan County

“It’s been a blessing. I signed a contract and 15 minutes later I was on the field.”

— Romar Morris, who signed with the New York Jets to continue a football career that started at Salisbury High and UNC

“The only thing better than one craft brewery is two.”

— Tommy Baudoin, co-owner of Morgan Ridge Brewhouse, which will open in downtown Salisbury just a few months after New Sarum Salisbury Brewing Co.

“I don’t think anyone knows there’s an election happening.”

— Laura Russell, Rowan County Board of Elections specialist, on early voting that has started at West End Plaza for the June 7 congressional and judicial primaries

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