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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


Granite Quarry

Granite Fest makes a comeback with music, vendors and fun for kids


State budget process could mean big gains or loss of funding for schools


Biz Roundup: Downtown Salisbury vying for $25,000 cash prize


Kannapolis native serves as a member of U.S. Navy’s ‘Silent Service’


Snyder promoted to deputy city clerk


Woman arrested for flashing rear end at Sheriff’s Office after previous charges overturned


Hall wins bronze medal in SilverArts


Harold B. Jarrett American Legion Post 342 holds 75th anniversary celebration


Salisbury-based Integro Technologies acquired by Kaman Distribution Group


World War II veteran, longtime Rowan County farmer, celebrates 100th birthday


Rowan commissioners will discuss body cameras for bailiffs, arrowhead donation, plumbing fix for lead levels


Downtown move gives Salisbury Eyecare and Eyewear chance to expand offerings, add new doctor


Clinton recovering from infection 


Teen charged in shooting at Mount Tabor High School held without bond


Marine officer receives reprimand for Afghanistan criticism


Beasley top fundraiser in third quarter for Senate race

Farm & Garden

Nearly 1-ton pumpkin sets record at state fair

High School

High school football: Loeblein throws record six TD passes for Falcons; Cavs, Hornets romp


UK lawmaker stabbed to death in terrorist act


Cooleemee man arrested after trading gunfire with Davie County investigators in Rowan


Salisbury council candidates list crime reduction, hiring a new city manager among city’s top priorities


Blotter: Man charged with trio of vehicle break-ins


Catawba College will require COVID-19 vaccinations in 2022


City selects Sada Stewart Troutman as new Downtown Salisbury Inc. director