Quotes of the week

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 3, 2016

“For those who served, like me, there’s nothing better than looking up and seeing Old
Glory still flying up there.”

— Cecil Whitley, Vietnam veteran, speaking at Memorial Day observance

“I believe it’s true you make a living with what you get, but you make a life with what you give.”

— Ralph Ketner, Food Lion co-founder, on philanthropy and helping others

“She believed until she died he was coming back.”

— Kaye Brown Hirst, on Mattie Brown, who dreamed every night that her oldest son, Leo, was still alive and not killed in war

“I kind of call greenways the new Main Street of America. It’s kind of the place you go to be seen …”

— Chuck Flink, Greenways Inc., on rising popularity of greenways

“It could have been very desolate down there.”

— Lynn Raker, urban design planner, on lobbying for landscaping at the Innes Street – I-85 interchange