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Quotes of the Week: ‘Give it a go’

“How can we be the best church in the world if we don’t get out of our comfort zone and face the challenge? … We have to step out and give it a go.”

The Rev. Kate Morrison, who will be installed Sunday as the new pastor of John Calvin Presbyterian Church

“I feel like I’ve raised other people’s kids. I feel like I have a lot left to give, but I don’t need to be the
main person.”

Todd Parker, who’s retiring as principal of A.L. Brown High School after nearly 25 years with Kannapolis City Schools

“You want to have more points than your opponent on the scoreboard. We even got some style points tonight, I guess.”

Jason Causby, boys basketball coach at North Rowan High School, after a 77-36 win over Carolina International School on Tuesday in the first round of the 1A state playoffs

“I just pray that we can get together on one accord, and I pray we can get together as one family. That the whole world can get together.”

Magdelene Cathcart Fox, who was recently presented the “Legacy of a Leader” black history award by her church of more than 60 years, Southern City Tabernacle A.M.E. Zion

“The world was her stage, and she owned it. … I will miss the joy she brought every single day.”

Prem Manjooran, the “honorary son” at a celebration of life ceremony for Patsy Reynolds, who died Feb. 21 after a nearly yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer

“If we don’t do anything, it’s going to stay the way it is.”

Bill Feather, mayor of Granite Quarry, during a discussion about cleanup needs at a local mobile home community at a Board of Aldermen retreat last Friday



Blotter: Man accused of stealing car, crashing it


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


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


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


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


North Carolina king, queen of NCAA lacrosse tourneys


Kannapolis seniors walk elementary schools


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


Quotes of the week


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


When will gas situation return to normal?


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


GOP measure on penalties for rioting draws fire


Black high school softball player told to cut hair


State shows 303 COVID-19 deaths in Rowan


CDC: Fully vaccinated people can largely ditch masks indoors


One arrested, another hospitalized in Castor Road stabbing

China Grove

China Grove Roller Mill open for tours Saturday


Facing personnel deficiencies, local fire departments request tax rate increases


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


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


Spencer board gets update on South Iredell rat problem


West Rowan teacher awarded $15,000 outdoor learning grant