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Quotes of the week

“I’ve heard kids say that they like eating with their mom. And I hope that’s what we’re fostering — a family meal.”

— Cybil Jones, founder of Engage North Rowan, on program that serves free meals to students and families each Tuesday night

“The first thing I thought when I woke up was, I’m missing rookie school.”

— Bubba McLaughlin, 23, who is eager to go back to work as a firefighter after cardiac arrest in September

“I know Kannapolis needs jobs and we all want good-paying jobs for the people in this community, but there’s a right way and a wrong way of going about it.”

— Everett Helms, Kannapolis resident, speaking against rezoning property for a 1.2 million-square-foot warehouse that’s projected to attract 1,000 jobs

“We’ve seen the death of a young man and we just don’t want to see that again.”

— Al Heggins, member, Women for Justice in Law Enforcement and Community Peace, on a petition calling for the end of no-knock search warrants

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Crime

Man faces new charge of attempted murder for father’s shooting

BREAKING NEWS

Gov. Cooper lifts indoor mask mandate for most situations, gathering limits

BREAKING NEWS

Barnes gets new punishment of two life sentences in Tutterow couple’s 1992 murder

High School

High school football: State’s top honor goes to Jalon Walker

Local

Scout’s Honor: With dedication of flag retirement box, Salem Fleming earns Eagle Scout rank

College

North Carolina king, queen of NCAA lacrosse tourneys

Education

Kannapolis seniors walk elementary schools

Local

Local real estate company employees come out in force to build Habitat house

Local

Quotes of the week

Coronavirus

Auditors find oversight lacking for $3 billion of state’s pandemic aid

Nation/World

When will gas situation return to normal?

Local

Rowan native Shuping posthumously receives Concord Police Department’s Medal of Valor, Purple Heart

News

GOP measure on penalties for rioting draws fire

News

Black high school softball player told to cut hair

Coronavirus

State shows 303 COVID-19 deaths in Rowan

Coronavirus

CDC: Fully vaccinated people can largely ditch masks indoors

Crime

One arrested, another hospitalized in Castor Road stabbing

China Grove

China Grove Roller Mill open for tours Saturday

News

Facing personnel deficiencies, local fire departments request tax rate increases

Local

‘Panic buying’ creates gas supply shortages locally, statewide after pipeline cyberattack

Business

Twice as nice: Planet Smoothie opens alongside Cold Stone Creamery in co-branded store

Local

Spencer board gets update on South Iredell rat problem

Education

West Rowan teacher awarded $15,000 outdoor learning grant

Cleveland

Town of Cleveland plans celebration May 22