Quotes of the Week

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 4, 2017

“For everything you do, you’ve gotta know how to read.”

— Kelly Feimster, director of instructional programs for Rowan-Salisbury Schools, which observed Read Across America Week on Thursday by bringing in volunteers to hand out books to students and other guests to read to students

“The time for small thinking is over.”

— President Donald Trump, in his first address to a joint session of Congress to lay out policy and budget goals for the year

“These marches are great and these summits are great, but we don’t need another march … We’ve got to do something

— Kenneth Hardin, the Salisbury city councilman who with Rowan County
Commissioner Craig Pierce floated the idea of having the Rowan County sheriff assume “operational responsibility” of the city
Police Department until solutions are found to a tide of violent crime

“If you walk on campus, it’s
quiet, but if you sit in my house, it’s party central. This used to be a family neighborhood, but they’ve changed the character of the neighborhood.”

— Sam Post, who lives south of the
Catawba College campus and is concerned about the school’s recent request to
rezone nearby properties for possible
future growth

“I think the choir sang tonight.”

— Lynn Moody, superintendent of
Rowan-Salisbury Schools, after hearing several teachers speak in favor of renewing a lease with Apple Inc. to continue the  system’s one-to-one technology initiative

“Let’s remember, this is just an awards show.”

— Jimmy Kimmell, the host of Sunday’s Academy Awards show, after presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty
mistakenly announced that “La La Land” had won the best picture award, which
actually went to “Moonlight”