Quotes of the week

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 26, 2019

“Mom and Dad would just be thrilled with what is happening. Wherever they are, I know they are jitterbugging right now.”

Jim Epting Jr., whose parents, Hazel and Jim Epting, and their partners, Linda and Jerry
Trevey, in the 1980s invested in land near Interstate 85 that has been sold to developers who will build a 1,200-employee distribution center for Chewy pet products company, a deal that only Jerry Trevey lived to see come to fruition

“A win’s a win. We get to play another day. That’s all that matters.”

Cole Hales, the winning pitcher in Carson High School’s 7-6 defeat of Northwest Cabarrus in the F&M Bank Classic on Monday, though his team came up short in a 13-2 loss to Lake Norman in the championship two nights later

“As a small agency, we’re little but loud.”

Jeannie Sherrill, executive director of Families First-NC, a nonprofit agency marking its 25th anniversary in its mission to combat teen pregnancy by providing education and support services to Rowan County youths

“We move at a snail’s pace, and we’re hurting ourselves.”

David Post, Salisbury’s mayor pro tem, who is among many business and civic leaders concerned that the city’s’ land development ordinance is limiting potential growth because it puts too many restrictions on developers

“She’s always looking to pass. She doesn’t mind leading this team, but she doesn’t want it to ever be a one-person show.”

Alan Puglia, girls soccer coach at West Rowan High School, on star player Lejla Mehmedovic, who this week signed to play for Catawba
College next year

“He was the kind of guy you’d like to be around.”

Jim Greene, vice chairman of the Rowan County commissioners, on Guy Maher, a friend and a longtime pilot who was killed Monday when the experimental aircraft he was piloting crashed in a field north of Woodleaf