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Quotes of the week

“If black lives matter they got to matter to black folk.”

— The Rev. Dr. Clary Phelps,  pastor, at the Gethsemane Baptist Church funeral for 7-year-old A’yanna Allen, shot as she slept in her bed

“Ten years later, we still have work to do in Salisbury.”

— Donnie Jefferson, comparing A’yanna’s death to that of Treasure Feamster, 13, killed in gang crossfire 10 years ago

“If you want to see a better Salisbury, be the change.”

— The Rev. Pat Jones, pastor, New Zion Missionary Baptist, at prayer vigil

“I have perfect attendance almost every single Thursday, because they’re not going to miss violin day.”

— Sally Schultz, fifth-grade teacher, Hanford Dole Elementary, on the popularity of a strings program operated in conjunction with
the Salisbury Symphony

“I saw those same kids and I saw myself in them, and I knew what was going to happen to them. … And I guess the rest is history.”

— Anthony Johnson, local and regional Teacher of the Year, on deciding to become a teacher after he saw students fall through the cracks, as he did when he failed four grades

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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

High School

High school girls tennis: Busy Hornets win again easily

High School

High school softball: Nixon, Walton top all-county team

Education

All Hood Alumni and Friends Symposium scheduled June 18