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Quotes of the week

“It’s been a long time, you know, and I’ve lost some of my memory. I only know that I was scared to death.”

Eugene Hobbs, 97, a veteran of the D-Day
invasion, remembering that turning point in World War II on its 75th anniversary on Thursday

“I’m proud of these guys. They were never out of anything. We had a lot of good kids here — and it’s always more fun with the good ones.”

Jim Gantt, coach of the Catawba College baseball team, after an 8-5 season-ending loss to Mercyhurst in the Division 2 College World
Series on Tuesday

“Let’s face it. It’s just a matter of time before I have to choose between death and debt.”

Mike-o Martelli, describing his troubles maintaining health insurance coverage during a Wednesday evening vigil to support calls for North Carolina to expand Medicaid coverage
under the Affordable Care Act

“Our kids are capable of this. They deserve it, and they work hard. … I would want this for my own children, so I want it for every kid here.”

Superintendent Chip Buckwell of
Kannapolis City Schools, who was named
Superintendent of the Year for the southwest region of North Carolina, on his aim to prepare all students for the workforce, higher education or the military

“Parks and Rec is no longer just basketball and football. … Pickleball is a trend, and it is increasing every year.”

Nick Aceves, director of the Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department, which at the
direction of the City Council is working on plans to provide permanent courts for pickleball
players at city parks

“We will all be meeting in hell together.”

Bianca Koontz, a cousin of Anthony Gill, speaking outside the courthouse Wednesday after Jalen Cook pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the deaths of Gill and Da’Quan Robertson, who were shot in downtown
Salisbury in July 2017 during an altercation
involving about 20 people

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Education

Livingstone College celebrates federal recognition of Juneteenth

College

Wolfpack faces Stanford today in College World Series

Nation/World

Tropical weather lashes Gulf Coast with winds, rain

Nation/World

Girl attacked by bear in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

News

Cooper vetoes bill that would have allowed more to carry guns in churches

News

Two tubers remain missing after going over Dan River dam

Coronavirus

US reaches 300 million vaccine shots in 150 days

Crime

State suspends medical examiner after crash turns to homicide investigation

Crime

Blotter: June 17

Local

Dennis Rivers joins Salisbury Police Department in new homeless advocate position

Cleveland

Rockwell, Faith, Cleveland adopt 2021-22 budgets; East Spencer officials to receive budget next week

Sports

Brind’Amour gets contract extension with Hurricanes, wins coach of year honors

Local

West Rowan grad wins two national masonry competitions

Local

Quotes of the week

Education

Rowan, Kannapolis students below state average for federal aid applications

High School

High school baseball playoffs: Raiders roll past Oak Grove

News

3 dead, 2 still missing after tubers go over Dan River dam

Coronavirus

County, state officials work to increase vaccinations as concern over Delta variant grows

News

Cooper no fan of energy bill

Business

Hexagon Agility to expand Salisbury facility, invest $28 million, create 75 new jobs

Crime

Blotter: Two men rob convenience store at gunpoint

Business

Brewery, second-floor restaurant planned for downtown China Grove

Local

Sonny Allen, former mayor of Salisbury, dies at age 90

Education

RCCC names Student Excellence Award finalists