Quotes of the week

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 28, 2016

“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