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Quotes of the Week for March 11

Notable quotes from this week’s news:

• “We may be growing older, but we’re not growing up.” — Cindy Penegar, who with her husband, Sam, is selling their Salisbury home to move into a ‘tiny house’ of just 399 square feet in Surf City, where they’ll wear bathing suits most days and live in an RV community

• “That word was hurtful. It was simply not the word I was looking for. I made a huge mistake, and I’m very sorry.” — Greg Edds, chairman of the Rowan County commissioners, offering a public apology for a joke about lynching that
he told a month ago when addressing a public meeting

• “It’s important not only to have a best friend, but to be a best friend.” — McKenzie Faggart, Miss North Carolina 2016, who spoke to students at
Enochville Elementary School on Monday about how to deal with bullying

• “I think the biggest problem we have with public comment is that we sit here like penquins and we don’t respond back.” — David Post, a Salisbury City Council member, during a discussion of proposed changes to the policy on public comment during council meetings

• “Really, I just did my job.” — Owen White, the pitcher for the Carson High School baseball team who threw a no-hitter to defeat East Rowan High 2-0 on Tuesday night

• “We can sit around and say, ‘Never again,’ but fact of the matter is, it’s happening. So ‘Never again’ doesn’t work.” — Cheryl Lange, media center coordinator at Corriher-Lipe Middle School, who helped organized the first Holocaust and WWII Humanities Conference for seventh-graders in the Rowan-Salisbury Schools district



RSS superintendent talks district’s future, strategic plan survey


Complaints and fines pile up against unpermitted landfill in southwest Rowan County


Catawba baseball: Crowd comes out to say goodbye to Newman Park


History is a great teacher: Farming has helped shape Rowan County


‘A safe place for them’: Timeless Wigs and Marvelous Things celebrates fifth anniversary

China Grove

County will hear request for more tree houses, hobbit-style homes in China Grove


Livingstone College partners with Health Department to administer 500 Pfizer vaccinations


‘Elite and it shows’: Staff at Partners in Learning at Novant celebrate news of national accreditation


Biz Roundup: Food Lion earns Energy Star award for 20th consecutive year


Ester Marsh: What body type are you?


The queen says goodbye to Philip, continues her reign alone


Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million


US, China agree to cooperate on climate crisis with urgency


Sikh community calls for gun reforms after FedEx shooting

High School

North Rowan romps into second round of football playoffs


FBI had interviewed former FedEx employee who killed eight


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


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


State unemployment rate falls to 5.2% in March


NASCAR approach to virus vaccine varies greatly


Judge rejects Cherokee challenge against new casino in Kings Mountain


Jackson tops NC Senate fundraising; Walker coffers also full


Kiwanis Pancake Festival serves thousands of flapjacks for charity


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