Quotes of the week

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 9, 2016

“We need young people interested in this field. … They are the researchers of tomorrow.”

— Randy Elium, president, Carolina Antique Power Association, on starting a Country Life Museum near Sloan Park

“It is exactly like losing a friend. I kept pressing the button on my preset to see if it were really gone.”

— David Whisenant, WBTV reporter/anchor, on the silencing of WSTP, where he started his broadcasting career

“I figure if I keep myself busy, I can keep myself out of trouble.”

— Stacey Byrd, client, Rowan Helping Ministries, on volunteering to clean up the area around the shelter

“We’re all aware that she may not live much longer, but we are praying that she does and praying that we can find someone who can perform the surgery she needs.”

— Frances Parham, on granddaughter Danielle Wilkes’ rare form of cancer

“You can’t just parachute into a state several weeks before an election and be successful.”

— Kara Carter,  N.C. spokesperson Republican National Committee, on the party’s state-level campaign