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Quotes of the Week: ‘It was still very much a reality’

“Just like anything else, you wake up and hope it was all just a bad dream. This morning, it was still very much a reality.”

— Sean Fox of Granite Quarry, media relations manager for the UNC-Charlotte baseball team, a day after a student armed with a pistol killed two people and wounded four others in a shooting inside a building on campus

“I schedule my training around my naps.”

— Marvin Jones, 81, who has been preparing for this Saturday’s Buck Hurley Triathlon at the J.F. Hurley Family YMCA and is the oldest
participant signed up

“My biggest reward is giving (students) the confidence to know they can do something they thought they couldn’t.”

— Evelyn Carrasquillo, a math teacher at A.L. Brown High School who was named Teacher of the Year in Kannapolis City Schools

“We all live on the same planet.”

— State Rep. Harry Warren, on the environmental and health issues behind his bill to reduce the prevalence of single-use plastics and promote recycling now under consideration in the General Assembly

“Our hitters may not have hit a lot today, but they hit when they needed to.”

— Riley Myers, a relief pitcher for Catawba College’s baseball team, which defeated Newberry 3-2 Monday in the South Atlantic Conference championship game

“It was a dramatic night, and we thought we would never see her again.”

— Tammy Crandall, grandmother of 8-month-old Everly Allyson Crandall, who spent 244 days in the neonatal intensive care unit at a Charlotte hospital in a touch-and-go struggle after her birth at 1 pound, 6 ounces in August

“He looks like a cream puff, but he preaches like a chili pepper.”

— David Whisenant, who was a member of the pastor search committee when First Baptist Church of Salisbury hired Kenneth Lance as its senior pastor 17 years ago, a post Lance relinquished when he retired this week

Comments

News

Defendant convicted in attempted murder case on the run after fleeing from trial

Business

Downtown Gateway Building to be renamed for late Paul Fisher

Coronavirus

Rowan County COVID-19 data for April 15

Local

Rep. Warren’s bill would prohibit parking in electric vehicle charging stations

Local

Historic Preservation Commission approves Integro Technologies expansion, Paint the Pavement project

Education

Faith Academy, RSS will negotiate over what goes, stays in elementary school

Crime

Teacher killed in Alamance County shootout with Mexican drug cartel

Coronavirus

Bill would give more tax breaks on COVID-19 loans

Nation/World

No response as divers knock on capsized ship’s hull

Local

Quotes of the week

Crime

Blotter: Man found on church property with litany of drugs

Crime

Man charged in connection to 2019 overdose death

Business

‘It’s our big time’: Salisbury Farmers Market reopens Saturday

Education

Schools capital funding still frozen as RSS sends local budget to county

Business

Shields, Cheerwine Festival receive N.C. Main Street Awards

Kannapolis

Duke University launches kidney disease study in Kannapolis for people of African descent

Education

Horizons Unlimited will hold in-person summer camps

Education

Education briefs: Catawba planning for more in-person activities, free summer school tuition

Coronavirus

County’s full COVID-19 vaccinations top 22,600

High School

High school golf: With Merrell, Mustangs back on top

Local

Spencer investigating rat problem on South Iredell Street

News

Livingstone, Mission House Church to host national ‘Black Voters Matter’ listening session

Education

Shoutouts

Business

Groundbreaking on Pennant Square signals next phase in downtown Kannapolis revitalization