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Quotes of the week

“I feel very privileged to call him a friend.”

— Susan Sides, remembering photojournalist Ben Martin, who was born in Salisbury and spent decades traveling the world to chronicle historic events such as the civil rights movement and the funeral of President John F. Kennedy

“It was cool and scary at the same time.”

— Christarian Patterson, a North Rowan Middle School student who went to Washington to attend the inauguration of
President Donald Trump and witnessed both the swearing-in and protests that followed

“I think sometimes it just is
what it is. I don’t think you should take blame for things you can’t control.”

— Travis Allen, a member of the
Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education, during a discussion about how the school system should react to a state report  showing an
increase in the local dropout rate

“I like to see her little brain working and how they’re learning.”

— Amanda Stoner, who was among the parents who took part in “Heart to Heart” day at Knollwood Elementary School to learn more about the classroom and how they can support the education process

“At some point, you’ve got to
put your money where your mouth is.”

— Evelyn Medina, co-owner of Medina Construction and Mean Mug Coffee and an organizer of the Salisbury gathering
for the Day Without Immigrants campaign to call attention to the contributions of the
immigrant community

“You move my soul every day. … I adore you, and I want you to be my mommy.”

— Adele, the singer who swept major honors at the Grammy Awards, addressing fellow nominee Beyonce during one of her acceptance speeches

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Nation/World

Senate Democrats strike deal on jobless aid, move relief bill closer to approval

News

Duke Life Flight pilot may have shut down wrong engine in fatal crash

News

Two NC counties get to participate in satellite internet pilot for students

Local

PETA protesters gather in front of police department

Coronavirus

Seven new COVID-19 deaths, 166 positives reported in county this week

Crime

Sheriff’s office: Two charged after suitcase of marijuana found in Jeep

Crime

Thomasville officer hospitalized after chase that started in Rowan County

Local

Board of elections discusses upgrading voting machines, making precinct changes

News

Lawmakers finalize how state will spend COVID-19 funds

Local

Salisbury Station one of several ‘hot spots’ included in NCDOT rail safety study

Education

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, school considering options

News

Iredell County votes to move Confederate memorial to cemetery

Nation/World

Lara Trump may have eyes on running for a Senate seat

Local

Rowan among counties in Biden’s disaster declaration from November floods

Local

PETA plans protest at Salisbury Police Department on Friday

Education

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, charter revoked

Coronavirus

29 new positives, no new COVID-19 deaths reported

Crime

Blotter: Woman charged with drug crimes

News

Nesting no more: Eagles appear to have moved on from Duke’s Buck Station

Business

The Smoke Pit leaving downtown Salisbury for standalone building on Faith Road

Education

Shoutouts

High School

High school football: Hornets’ Gaither set the tone against West

Local

Salisbury to show off new fire station

Education

Livingstone College to host virtual Big Read events this month