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Quotes of the week

“A quarter is a meal; to us, a
quarter is nothing.”

— Constance McGrail, a teacher at North Hills Christian School who helped organize a ‘pack-a-thon’ where students and staff packed 26,000 meals for children
in Haiti  — at a cost of 28 cents per meal — that will be distributed by the mission
group Feed the Hunger

“It’s a bad day that you have to pull your gun out and defend
yourself.”

— Thomas Pinkham, a partner in

ForceTEC, which is renovating a former school and YMCA building to house training programs for law officers and civilians in how to respond to armed confrontations

“We feel like we’re doomed. Like we’re going to be paying for it
later.”

— Tommy Baudoin, co-owner of Morgan Ridge Vineyards in Gold Hill, on the recent spate of warm weather that has crops blooming early as the threat of a late freeze looms over farmers

“If you feel like a human, you won’t act like an animal.”

— Audrey
Cunningham,
the first black woman investigator hired by the

Salisbury Police Department, who says
officers should treat people as
they themselves want to be treated

“I’ve yet to see anyone in politics come up with some kind of protections that would increase
the safety of young, African- American men. That seems to be the only ones that are actually
being killed.”

— Michael Kirksey, speaking at a
Salisbury City Council meeting about the issue of violent crime

  

“Ain’t much to it. The car does all the work.”

— Dale Earnhardt Jr., the NASCAR driver who had just qualified for the second
starting position in the Daytona 500

Comments

High School

North Rowan romps into second round of football playoffs

Nation/World

FBI had interviewed former FedEx employee who killed eight

Crime

Gastonia man sentenced for crash into restaurant that killed his daughter, daughter-in-law

Nation/World

Some call for charges after video of police shooting 13-year-old in Chicago

Business

State unemployment rate falls to 5.2% in March

Coronavirus

NASCAR approach to virus vaccine varies greatly

News

Judge rejects Cherokee challenge against new casino in Kings Mountain

Elections

Jackson tops NC Senate fundraising; Walker coffers also full

Local

Kiwanis Pankcake Festival serves thousands of flapjacks for charity

Coronavirus

Rowan remains in state’s middle, yellow tier for COVID-19 community spread

Crime

Blotter: Man faces sexual exploitation charge for images on Instagram

News

Defendant convicted in attempted murder case on the run after fleeing from trial

Business

Downtown Gateway Building to be renamed for late Paul Fisher

Coronavirus

Rowan County COVID-19 data for April 15

Local

Rep. Warren’s bill would prohibit parking in electric vehicle charging stations

Local

Historic Preservation Commission approves Integro Technologies expansion, Paint the Pavement project

Education

Faith Academy, RSS will negotiate over what goes, stays in elementary school

Crime

Teacher killed in Alamance County shootout with Mexican drug cartel

Coronavirus

Bill would give more tax breaks on COVID-19 loans

Nation/World

No response as divers knock on capsized ship’s hull

Local

Quotes of the week

Crime

Blotter: Man found on church property with litany of drugs

Crime

Man charged in connection to 2019 overdose death

Business

‘It’s our big time’: Salisbury Farmers Market reopens Saturday