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Quotes of the week

“This is their day to be a superstar. It’s a beautiful thing.”

Ashley Cheek, whose son, Samuel, was among the athletes competing Tuesday in the annual Rowan County Special Olympics

“I weep for the lost history and art, but I weep more for the citizens who loved the cathedral and
worshiped there.”

Rachel Karriker Johnson, in a response on Facebook to the fire that did major damage to the landmark Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

“Wins and losses, they come and go. But this season, it just felt so good all over. We were
a village, a family —
and that’s not just
something you print on a T-shirt.”

Jason Causby of South Rowan High School, who in his first year was named Rowan County basketball Coach of the Year after a 28-3 season in which he won the conference championship

“If you know how it’s put together, then you know how to take it apart.”

Nick Martin, battalion chief with the Salisbury Fire Department, who helped lead a training exercise in which firefighters learned about how older houses were built by tearing through roofs and walls in homes that are scheduled for
demolition to make way for a new fire station

“Sometimes the greatest motivation students can get doesn’t come from us, it comes from each other.”

Tempie Wells, manager of K&W Cafeteria, which hosted a celebration for student-of-the-month awards given by Paul L. Dunbar Group’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers

“We don’t do it because we want
to have a cool space and sit around and drink beer by ourselves.
Beer is community.”

Andy Maben, co-owner of New Sarum
Brewery, which is celebrating its third year
in business this weekend



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