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Quotes of the week

Mayor

Karen Alexander

Karen Alexander

“It’s more than a tragedy. A tragedy is an accident. An atrocity is with intent. And this definitely was with intent.”

— Mayor Karen Alexander, on the mass killing at an Orlando nightclub

“Our only natural inclination as humans is love. You have to be taught hate. Violence is something you learn.”

— Robin Tanner, pastor, Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church, at the Salisbury Pride vigil held in memory of the Orlando shooting victims

“It’s a war that we cannot win.”

— Chuck Hughes, RSS school board member, on keeping pace with the raises that other counties are likely to give teachers, along with a state raise

“I look forward to dying. I know where I’m going.”

— Bobby Leazer, who says he had the near-death experience of conversing with God after being shocked in a work accident

“Every time you start your mower, you are dealing with a dangerous and potentially deadly piece of equipment.”

— Susan Stout, president and CEO, Amputee Coalition

Comments

Business

With remote expansion, outsource provider FCR looks to become an ‘exceptional part’ of Rowan community

Local

City expects $1.5 million surplus in current budget, ability to raise some wages for police, public works

Education

Enochville Elementary to host farewell event May 1

High School

High school softball: Carson beats West in a wild one

College

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson will speak at NC State graduation

High School

Wonders, Trojans facing off Monday on Cannon Ballers’ field

Local

City approves two apartment developments, more than 160 new units

Nation/World

Crowds react with joy, wariness to verdict in Floyd’s death

News

Bill seeks to end pistol purchase permits from NC sheriffs

Coronavirus

Rowan County sees 300th death attributed to COVID-19

News

Chauvin convicted on all counts in George Floyd’s death

Local

Top North Carolina House finance chair, Rowan representative stripped of position

Crime

One charged, another hospitalized in fight between cousins

Local

Bell Tower Green renamed to honor Stanbacks; Nancy Stanback receives key to city

Business

Commissioners green light additional houses at Cherry Treesort in China Grove

Education

A.L. Brown will hold in-person, outdoor graduation

Local

Granite Quarry awards FEMA contract for Granite Lake Park

Local

City to vote on apartment developments, final phases of Grants Creek Greenway project

High School

High school football: North receiver McArthur a rising star

Columnists

Carl Blankenship: Pollen and prejudice make their return

News

Harris pitches $2.3T spending plan on trip to North Carolina

Nation/World

Murder case against ex-cop in Floyd’s death goes to the jury

Crime

Sheriff’s office: Man takes deputies on chase with stolen moped

Coronavirus

Afternoon, evening COVID-19 vaccination clinic planned Thursday