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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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BREAKING NEWS

Governor announces phase three of reopening starts Friday

Crime

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Elections

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News

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Elections

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News

Appalachian State student dies following COVID complications

Local

Planning board OKs rezoning for 5-acre property on Mooresville Road

Business

Kannapolis seeking redevelopment proposals for site of old baseball stadium

Elections

Tell us your opinion about the first presidential debate

Education

Kannapolis elementary students will return to full, in-person classes Nov. 2

Coronavirus

10 deaths now reported at Liberty Commons nursing home

Education

Rowan-Salisbury School Board will provide money to help athletics restart

Crime

Blotter: Charlotte teen cited with marijuana possession during traffic stop

Local

Rowan-Salisbury Schools receives $26.3 million grant to accelerate renewal

Local

Child injured after running behind father’s truck

Crime

Police identify man who took them on high-speed chase, crashed into lumber truck

China Grove

Reaper’s Realm owners promise beefed-up security after weekend shooting

Business

Contractor expands local footprint, takes on county’s coronavirus projects

News

Home Improvement: Holiday gifts to spark home improvement ideas

Elections

Political Notebook: Local parties will host watch parties for presidential debate

Crime

China Grove man cited for driving through school field

BREAKING NEWS

October closure hearings set for Faith, Enochville elementary schools

Crime

Police say man gave false name after high speed chase, crashing into lumber truck

Coronavirus

Nearly 400 cases considered currently active in the county