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The late John Stegall, a decorated Vietnam War veteran, was a faithful member of the Wink's Breakfast Bunch. Submitted photo

The late John Stegall, a decorated Vietnam War veteran, was a faithful member of the Wink’s Breakfast Bunch. Submitted photo

Susan Colosanti, left, works with student Joshua Hastings. Colosanti, who now teaches third grade, started as a second grade teacher at North Hills Christian School 40 years ago. She said she felt that God called her to teach at the school. Rebecca Rider/Salisbury Post

Susan Colosanti, left, works with student Joshua Hastings. Colosanti, who now teaches third grade, started as a second grade teacher at North Hills Christian School 40 years ago. She said she felt that God called her to teach at the school. Rebecca Rider/Salisbury Post

“I was just a kid from Salisbury, a small town, but basketball allowed me to see all the corners of the world, and I consider that

a great blessing.”

— Carlos Dixon, a South Rowan High School graduate and former pro basketball

player overseas who returned to the U.S.

to take a coaching job at Queens University of Charlotte.

“John wasn’t about himself. He was a people person, concerned about others.”

— Wayne Hayworth,   remembering his friend John Stegall, who was district

manager of Piedmont Natural Gas inSalisbury for 16 years. He died in January.

“It definitely takes away your sense of security.”

— Susan Tovar, whose home was broken into in the middle

of the night while she and her children slept upstairs

“I like the opportunity to see children — to see the lights go on when they understand something.”

— Susan Colosanti, who is marking 40 years as an
elementary- grade teacher at North Hills Christian School

We all grew up tonight. We were all together, we were all tough and very unselfish.”

— Luke Kennard, a Duke basketball player, on his team’s

86-78 win over arch rival UNC on Thursday night

“Join me and help us create real change in Salisbury. Let’s be the catalyst for change together.”

— Part of a statement read by about 20 people at a Salisbury City Council meeting

urging  city officials to suspend the use of no-knock warrants in light of  the death

of Ferguson Claude Laurent Jr. in a police shooting in November

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Local

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College

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Coronavirus

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Coronavirus

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News

North Carolina State Highway Patrol commander to retire

Education

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Coronavirus

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Local

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Education

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