• 61°

Quotes of the Week: ‘I don’t have a secret’

“I don’t have a secret. I just lived a long life.”

— Celia Summitt, who celebrated her 105th birthday Tuesday with a party for family, friends and fellow residents of The Laurels of Salisbury retirement center

“We are still kicking the can down the street. We need to stop looking at what we want and start looking at the children.”

— Jean Kennedy, a member of the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education, after approval of a $26 million plan to renovate Knox Middle School, a project that’s been years in the making

“Ninety-five percent of dog training is de-training the people. The other 5% is the dog.”

— Theresa Pitner, owner of Understanding Your Dog training service

“This is where my new life will start. This is where I can tell my kids to ‘Go to your room.’”

— Tywanda Heilig, at last weekend’s dedication of her new Habitat for Humanity-built house on Union Heights Boulevard, where she will live with her two young children

“Mr. Speaker, how dare you, Mr. Speaker.”

— State Rep. Deb Butler, a Democrat from New Hanover County, objecting to an unscheduled vote in the state House Wednesday to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the state budget while most Democrats were not in the chamber

“It was really hard to find a Hallmark card that said everything we wanted to say.”

— Jane Creech, president of the women’s auxiliary at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center, during a surprise party Tuesday for Sandy Morrison celebrating her 35th year working at the gift shop and hospitality room at the hospital

Comments

Coronavirus

Three deaths, 29 new COVID-19 positives reported

Crime

Blotter: Bullet holes found in woman’s Park Avenue apartment

Crime

Man faces assault charges for domestic incident

High School

Photo gallery: Carson girls win West Regional, headed to state championship

High School

High school basketball: Carson girls headed to state championship game

Local

Commissioners set date for public hearing on potential solar energy system rule changes

Health

Two of Rep. Sasser’s bills successfully pass through Health Committee

Local

Rep. Warren’s measure to allow removal of public notices from newspapers put on back burner

China Grove

China Grove Town Council weighs future of previously rejected housing development

Local

Salisbury City Council hears public comments, receives presentation on Main Street reconfiguration

Crime

Blotter: Man charged with felony drug offenses

Nation/World

California crash kills 13 of 25 people crammed into SUV

Nation/World

Biden vows enough vaccines by end of May

Coronavirus

State to vaccinate medically vulnerable starting March 24

Coronavirus

One new death, 20 new COVID-19 positives reported in Rowan

Kannapolis

Kannapolis man dies in moped crash

Crime

Salisbury Police chief addresses K-9 video, says officer separated from animal

Local

Rowan Rescue Squad sets record straight on fundraising typo

Local

City approves DOT agreement, Salisbury Station project could begin next year

Local

County plans to use vulture effigy, enforce violations to remedy animal carcass feeding problem

Education

Two weeks after ending enhanced protocols, Catawba has no COVID-19 cases

News

Council to hear revised version of Downtown Main Street Plan

Local

Veto override of NC school reopening bill fails in Senate

News

Political Notebook: Majority of likely voters, local legislators support school reopening bill