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Quotes of the week

“There is more to do, but if I
focused on the negative, I wouldn’t be able to move forward.”

Sharon Hovis, police chief of East Spencer, on the bias she still encounters as the first
woman to fill that job and the first African-
American to serve on the Spencer town board

“You’re hoping for one or two big wins and are providing the
environment for that. It may not happen, but if it happens, you end up with a Food Lion or a Cheerwine.”

David Post, mayor pro tem of Salisbury, during a discussion about funding for the
Rowan IDEA Center and the question about whether such business incubators are worth
the investment

“I was just trying to get one in the air to get that runner home from third base. Fortunately, I put a
pretty good swing on one.”

Hunter Shepherd, whose hits included a grand slam that helped Catawba College sweep a doubleheader over Mars Hill last Sunday

“If you take the veterans away from me, you’ve taken my heart. I’m very passionate about that.”

Thelma Luckey, after a weekly coffeehouse for veterans had to find a new home when
her restaurant at West End Plaza was shut
down for a few days over a failure to pay
state taxes on time

“The irony is that social media
appears to be hindering our ability to be social. … We stay connected without being connected.”

Chad Betters, a professor in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance at Catawba College, on the increasing amount of time people spend online

“Sometimes the scoreboard
says you lost, but this was still a
performance I was proud of. We stayed together and kept fighting.”

Ashley Poole, girls basketball coach at West Rowan High School, after a 70-58 loss to Carson on Tuesday night

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Local

Catawba holds baccalaureate services for Class of 2021

News

$9M settlement for two men wrongfully sent to death row

Nation/World

China lands spacecraft on Mars in latest advance for its space program

Business

Gas crunch hits Washington; Colonial Pipeline paid nearly $5 million in Bitcoin ransome

Coronavirus

State mostly returns to normal operations after 15 months of lockdowns, restrictions

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

Crime

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

Auditors find oversight lacking for $3 billion of state’s pandemic aid

Nation/World

When will gas situation return to normal?

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