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Quotes of the week

“You’ll recognize him. He’ll be
the loudest, happiest one in the parade.”

— Susan Steele, whose son Parker wore a Buddy the Elf costume in Tuesday’s Southern Rowan Christmas Parade

“As a player, you’ve got the ball
in your hands. You’ve got some
control. As a coach, you’re on the sideline trusting other people with your thoughts.”

— Terrence Baxter, coach of the Catawba College women’s basketball team, after a 76-56 victory over Fayetteville State last weekend, his first win at the college level

“I think everyone wants a vibrant downtown with a lot to do, but the people have to participate too. … There’s a lot to do around here.”

— Dennis Lunsford, owner of the Kitchen Store in downtown Salisbury, on the Black
Friday and Small Business Saturday
promotions planned to help local businesses during the holiday shopping season

“It’s cool to see the schools in the community coming together to do one thing, and that’s really the goal. It doesn’t matter who’s doing it as long as it’s getting done, truth be told.”

— Adina Denton, a freshman at Livingstone College who was among volunteers from
her school and Catawba College who worked on a Habitat for Humanity house last weekend

“I was just trying to give the team some energy. I couldn’t let these guys down. Not today.”

— Roger Ray, a senior guard on the
Livingstone College men’s basketball team
who scored 19 of the Blue Bears’ last 21 points in an 85-82 win over Lander on Tuesday — which happened to be his late grandmother’s birthday

“Knowing there were people counting on me to run at 6 a.m. helped me get out of bed at 5 a.m.”

— Tisha Goodwin, who was among a
group of seven friends who trained together and ran the Mayberry Half Marathon recently
in Mount Airy

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Crime

Blotter: Man accused of stealing car, crashing it

Crime

Man faces new charge of attempted murder for father’s shooting

BREAKING NEWS

Gov. Cooper lifts indoor mask mandate for most situations, gathering limits

BREAKING NEWS

Barnes gets new punishment of two life sentences in Tutterow couple’s 1992 murder

High School

High school football: State’s top honor goes to Jalon Walker

Local

Scout’s Honor: With dedication of flag retirement box, Salem Fleming earns Eagle Scout rank

College

North Carolina king, queen of NCAA lacrosse tourneys

Education

Kannapolis seniors walk elementary schools

Local

Local real estate company employees come out in force to build Habitat house

Local

Quotes of the week

Coronavirus

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Local

Rowan native Shuping posthumously receives Concord Police Department’s Medal of Valor, Purple Heart

News

GOP measure on penalties for rioting draws fire

News

Black high school softball player told to cut hair

Coronavirus

State shows 303 COVID-19 deaths in Rowan

Coronavirus

CDC: Fully vaccinated people can largely ditch masks indoors

Crime

One arrested, another hospitalized in Castor Road stabbing

China Grove

China Grove Roller Mill open for tours Saturday

News

Facing personnel deficiencies, local fire departments request tax rate increases

Local

‘Panic buying’ creates gas supply shortages locally, statewide after pipeline cyberattack

Business

Twice as nice: Planet Smoothie opens alongside Cold Stone Creamery in co-branded store

Local

Spencer board gets update on South Iredell rat problem

Education

West Rowan teacher awarded $15,000 outdoor learning grant