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Quotes of the week

“You get to see the essence of the town.”

— Michelle Strong, Rowan Crosby Scholars middle school coordinator, on attending the Pops at the Post concert in downtown Salisbury

“I wish that every business and church in town would ask, ‘Where’s your 40?’”

— Dr. Lynn Moody, superintendent, on bracelets Rowan-Salisbury students receive if they pass tests on 40 Achieve3000 articles

“It is well known in our community that Chief Stokes has a heart to protect and serve.”

— James Camm, pastor, Living Word Ministries, Lynchburg, Va., on Salisbury’s new police chief, Jerome Stokes

“When you’ve got people who have the love of God in their hearts, we are united by the spirit of God.”

— Patrick Dye, on getting through cancer treatment with the help of friends

“I didn’t even realize how massive the cemetery was until I got there.”

— Zachary Cunningham, who vowed to salute every grave marker in the National Cemetery in Salisbury

“We are reliving our youth at a slower pace.”

— Rose Cox, basketball player, at Senior Olympics competition

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