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Quotes of the week

“We can’t stop now, we’re not at the top of the hill yet. … Tomorrow we go back to work.”

— Jean Kennedy, Rowan-Salisbury school board, on celebrating improved test

results for Rowan-Salisbury Schools

“Just like you can lead a horse to water, you give these people a million-dollar cat wing, and they still can’t do it right.”

— Christine Morykwas, philanthropist, on the Rowan Animal Shelter’s state inspection, which found problems in the cat wing she funded

“I am personally, as the police chief, outraged, and the police department is also outraged …”

— Chief Jerome Stokes, Salisbury Police, on rash of shootings in the city

“We are just tired of pouring money into a dark hole.”

— Buddy Poole, general manager, on taking WSTP off the air

“It means a lot to know my son was loved, at a time like this; it really means a lot. It shows the life he lived.”

— Marisa Tandy, mother, on the drowning of 17-year-old Shavice Tandy at Balfour Quarry

“I told my pastor I may not make it Sunday.”

— Carrie Ray, patron, at the last Saturday night dance at Shoaf’s Wagon Wheel

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Coronavirus

Fluctuating COVID-19 death number back to 302 in Rowan County

Crime

Habitual felon sentenced to at least 8 years in prison

Kannapolis

City of Kannapolis to have bike rodeo Saturday

Crime

Two more charged for operating illegal gambling businesses

Education

A.L. Brown celebrates seniors with signing day

Business

Rebounding, but not recovered: Rowan County tourism begins challenging path toward normalcy

High School

High school baseball: Padgett leads Mustangs; 100th win for West coach Graham

Coronavirus

RSS superintendent, Board of Health discuss strategies for increasing student vaccination rates

Education

East Spencer charter school files petition to contest charter revocation

Nation/World

Gas stations report shortages as pipeline shutdown drags on

News

Lawyers: Black man didn’t drive into deputies who shot him

Nation/World

Liz Cheney says Trump and GOP backers threaten democracy

Coronavirus

Rowan Health Department clarifies county’s COVID-19 death total is 301

Landis

Landis approves new land development ordinance, zoning map

Landis

Landis approves body camera, stun gun purchase for public safety officers

Crime

One charged, another dead on sheriff’s most wanted list

Crime

No injuries after car shot eight times on Old Concord Road

Education

RSS talks first steps for new federal relief totaling $66 million

China Grove

Gary’s Barbecue staff, customers look back at 50 years

News

Salisbury Lions Club names Person of the Year, Lion of the Year at 78th annual banquet

Education

Student COVID-19 numbers show first decline since plan A

High School

High school golf: Fowler competes in state tournament

News

Amazon announces new distribution center for North Carolina

News

House passes bill to bar Cooper from mandating COVID shot