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Quotes of the week: ‘New breaches of your lease’

“While we have worked with you in the past regarding past due rent payments, the recent shooting event of the early hours of Sunday, January, 26, 2020, created new breaches of your lease.”

— Jay Dees, the Rowan County government attorney who wrote a letter to Thelma’s Down Home Cooking terminating the restaurant’s lease following a shooting that injured
a total of nine

“We show up on their darkest day, we show up in their time of need and we’re there to help. We have a pretty positive image anyway, but it definitely helps the fire department’s image.”

— Zack Grimes, a lieutenant in the Salisbury Fire Department who was joined by others Monday for a kindness tunnel at Overton
Elementary School

“I find joy in every day. It has never been a job for me because it’s my passion.”

— Julie Morrow, the Rowan-Salisbury Schools assistant superintendent who is retiring at the end of the school year

“They just want to be loved and welcomed. Historically, that’s what the Y has been. It’s been that place where a young person can go and they can feel welcomed.”

— Al Wood, a former UNC basketball star who kicked off the J.F. Hurley Family YMCA’s annual campaign on Tuesday

“The first day that Power Cross came here, we came here because we read the newspaper and we saw all these innocent people being shot and our goal was to try to step in and offer some kids some hope.”

— Jeff Storment, who is the founder of Power Cross and was speaking after an employee had been declared not guilty of misdemeanor child abuse and other charges

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