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Quotes of the Week, April 23-29

• “We don’t want it to happen to you. Allow us to be the examples.

— Al Wood, the former UNC and NBA basketball star who, along with fellow star Phil Ford, talked to students at Carson High School on Wednesday about the lure and dangers of alcohol use in a program by the Game Plan for Life rganization

• “There isn’t anyone in the audience but my husband whenever we get to the policy readings.

— Susan Cox, vice chairwoman of the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education, who made a pitch this week to move up
the board’s meeting start times to accommodate school staff members who work long days when meetings are held

• “I don’t have to be the guy holding the trophy, but being a part of that success, I really enjoy. I really enjoy making people happy and doing stuff as a team.

— Dale Earnhardt Jr., the NASCAR driver who announced Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the current season

• “We used to have a town crier that would stand on the corner and shout public notices. There wasn’t much outcry when the newspapers put him out of business.

— State Sen. Andrew Brock, who supports a bill to allow counties to charge to publish public notices on their
websites rather than be required to pay to publish them in newspapers

• “What she’s saying is that I don’t do my honey-do list.

— Mike Sifford, listening to his wife, Becky, describe his struggles to get back to normal after suffering a stroke in November

• “It’s like I’m running for office.

— Kristy Woodson Harvey, who was greeted with ‘Welcome home’ signs while  in Salisbury, her former hometown, to sign copies of her new book, ‘Slightly South of Simple,’ last weekend

• “I thought it would be easier.

— President Donald Trump, on being president as he reaches the 100-day mark



Blotter: April 14


Former North Carolina Gov. McCrory enters US Senate race


Salisbury woman arrested in Myrtle Beach for abducting child


County updates health director job description, will advertise for position

High School

High school tennis: East beats Carson, still hopes to share NPC title


Board of Elections to purchase upgraded voting equipment using federal grant


Kyle Seager drives in winning run in first game as Mariners split doubleheader with Orioles


City exhausts this year’s funds for Innes Street Improvements, Municipal Services District grant programs


Landis adopts amendments to Zoning Ordinance related to signs, Planning Board terms


Cop, police chief resign 2 days after Black motorist’s death


Expert says cop was justified in pinning down George Floyd


Blotter: April 13


County switches vaccines for Livingstone clinic after federal, state guidance


US recommends ‘pause’ for J&J vaccine over clot reports


Superintendent talks first 100 days, dives into district data


‘It was an answer to a call:’ TenderHearted Home Care celebrates 10 years of providing care at home


Political Notebook: Local polls find increasing number of North Carolinians want COVID-19 vaccine


Trial begins on challenge to latest NC voter ID law


Burch, Fisher, Marsh honored as 2021 recipients of Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Humanitarian Award


Landis board talks revenues, budget planning, department updates


College baseball: Catawba rolls 7-1 and 24-1


Student fires at officers at Tennessee school, is killed


Police: Minnesota officer meant to draw Taser, not handgun


Man receives consecutive prison sentences for sex offenses