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Quotes of the Week: ‘It’s a parker problem’

“The right to vote is something that you should never take for granted.”

— Patricia Webb Sledge, a candidate for the Spencer Board of Aldermen, who was among the more than 130 voters who cast
ballots Wednesday, the first day of early voting in this year’s municipal elections

“We have to engage developers, and we have to engage people who have money.”

— Mayor Pro Tem David Post, during a Salisbury City Council discussion about how to best use “opportunity zones” to encourage investment and revitalization in the city

“Somebody cared enough to put programs in place so that I can stand here and talk about what a lot of people have been through. … There is a way out.”

— Briana Stout, a recovering drug addict, speaking during a campaign update for Rowan County United Way on the mental health and recovery programs supported by the agency

“It’s not every day that 13-year-old girls get to go and meet the
president, and not a lot of people get to go in the Oval Office.”

— Kassidy Sechler, a member of the Rowan County Little League softball team, which was invited to the White House last Friday in recognition of the team’s World Series championship

“I’m torn between the beaver and the bear being my favorite part.”

— Mark Scott, on the totem pole that his father built more than 20 years ago, which he recently moved from his parents’ former home in Washington state to his own backyard on High Rock Lake

“It’s a parker problem.”

— Brian Miller, a member of the Salisbury City Council, during a discussion of a consultant’s report that says downtown has
sufficient parking available despite a public perception that it’s hard to find a space there



RSS talks first steps for new federal relief totaling $66 million

China Grove

Gary’s Barbecue staff, customers look back at 50 years


Salisbury Lions Club names Person of the Year, Lion of the Year at 78th annual banquet


Student COVID-19 numbers show first decline since plan A

High School

High school golf: Fowler competes in state tournament


Amazon announces new distribution center for North Carolina


House passes bill to bar Cooper from mandating COVID shot


Rowan County sees death 302 from COVID-19; Health Department to host final mass vaccine clinic

Ask Us

Ask Us: What happened to work on South Fulton Street home?


Blotter: Woman says she was shot in hand on Lincolnton Road


Rowan Sheriff’s Office charges Salisbury man with operating illegal gambling business


Blotter: Rockwell man arrested on felony drug, breaking and entering charges


Rep. Amber Baker discusses legislative session during Rowan Democrats breakfast meeting


Thousands of locals, out-of-towners gather for a groovy time at annual Hippie Fest


N.C. Zoo ready for expansion if lawmakers OK funding


RSS budgeting for tens of millions in federal COVID-19 relief funding

East Spencer

‘Back in full swing’ for the spring: East Spencer community gathers for food, fun and fellowship at Spring Fest


Rowan native Lingle among those honored with NC Military Veterans Hall of Fame induction


Former pro baseball player, Tar Heel standout Russ Adams finds new career with Trident Insured


Profoundly gifted: Salisbury boy finishing high school, associates degree at 12


Cheerwine Festival will stick to Main Street, stay away from new park in September


Celebrating Rowan County’s early cabinetmakers


Service Above Self announces youth challenge winners


Economic Development Commission creates search tool for people seeking Rowan County jobs