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Quotes of the week, April 16-22

• “I know of folks being able to take smoke breaks, but are we offering physical activity breaks? Those are the behaviors we should be supporting.

— Alyssa Smith, executive director of Healthy Rowan, speaking to a Chamber of Commerce breakfast about the need for business leaders to help promote healthier lifestyles among their employees

• “I’m amazed at what a couple of eighth-grade boys can do when they put their minds to it.

— Krista Chapman, whose son Braden and classmateJordan Anthony came up with the idea to hold a community cookout to raise money for a memorial to Anthony Frazier, a 14-year-old Kannapolis Middle School student who was shot to death on Jan. 2 while visiting family in Charlotte

• “That’s a pretty good return. … You put in a dollar, you get back $12. We’ll do that all day long.

— David Post, a Salisbury city councilman, noting that the city has contributed roughly $1 million to RowanWorks Economic Development in the past 15 years and received $12 million in tax  revenue attributed to RowanWorks over the same period

• “It hurts to walk away with second place when you know you could have had first.

— Ben Shoaf, first baseman for the Carson High School baseball team, which lost in the championship of the F&M Bank Baseball Classic 3-2 to Lake Norman

• “Trust me, I’m going to be done with all aspects of public life. … I’m just going to have a quiet, minimal life.

— Kenny Hardin, who said this week that he will not run for a second term on the Salisbury City Council

• “I do not feel God took this family from you and me. A terrible accident did.

— Tommy Poarch, pastor of Concord Church of Christ, at the Friday funeral for David, Christine, Grace and Jack Gilley, a Rowan County family who were killed in an April 13 traffic accident in West Virginia

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