Quotes of the week

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 15, 2019

“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