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Quotes of the Week

“We’re not part of the overall scientific debate and we don’t know who is right in this, but to wait for the potential of years and years of debate over this is likely not acceptable to the residents.”

— Greg Edds, Commissioners Chairman,

on including Dukeville in the county’s plans for a water system

“At this point, we’re just kind of backed against the wall.”

— Kenneth Muhammad El, Dunbar   Charter School Chairman

on his group’s plans to purchase the school system’s former central office

“If it makes me nervous, and I’ve been performing for 31 years, I know it’s going to make some young trans person feel a little bit uneasy about what’s going on”

— Salisbury native Jamie Monroe,

on House Bill 2’s effects

“I didn’t sleep last night I was so excited.”

— Heather LeMaster, Red Cross disaster program specialist

on emergency preparedness class offered in Kannapolis

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Business

Commissioners green light additional houses at Cherry Treesort in China Grove

Local

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

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

Crime

Concord man charged with woman’s murder in drive-by shooting

Ask Us

Ask Us: Have city, county elected officials received COVID-19 vaccine?

Local

City gives away nearly 100 trees during ‘We Dig Salisbury’ event

Local

Political Notebook: Bitzer expects most ‘Trump-like’ candidate to be favorite in state’s Senate race

Crime

Blotter: Concord man arrested in Rowan for indecent liberties with children

Coronavirus

Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 shot

Nation/World

Police: FedEx shooter legally bought guns used in shooting

News

Hester Ford, oldest living American, dies at 115 … or 116?

Local

Size of pipeline spill again underestimated in North Carolina

BREAKING NEWS

Kannapolis Police searching for suspect who fled scene of homicide

Education

RSS superintendent talks district’s future, strategic plan survey

News

Complaints and fines pile up against unpermitted landfill in southwest Rowan County

College

Catawba baseball: Crowd comes out to say goodbye to Newman Park