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Quotes of the week: ‘Just a given’

“I’m not saying we’re priding ourselves on that, it’s just a given that it is happening”

— Terry Osborne, the Rowan-Kannapolis ABC manager on increasing sales during the COVID-19 outbreak

“The quicker we shut this thing down, the quicker the economic impact will subside.”

— Dr. John Bream, who  is the Emergency Department director at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center and was answering a question about whether the economic impact will be greater than the cost of human lives

“This is a strong country, and we’re going to pull through.”

— Scott Gardener, who is Faith’s public works director and came up with the idea to put up American flags in town to raise spirits

“The teachers are reaching out and that’s a good thing. They’re asking if you need help. If you don’t know how to do the work, then they are available to help.”

— Acquoni Snider, a head start teacher, who is trying to make learning fun for her kids while schools are closed

“Please keep us in your prayers as we navigate these very turbulent waters.”

— Jimmy Jenkins, president of Livingstone College, who was speaking after one of its students tested positive for coronavirus

“We as Asian Americans end up taking the short end of the stick because we’re a cultural restaurant.”

— Scott Tang, co-owner of Yummi Banh Mi, who says the eatery is one of many across the country suffering from stereotyping.

“I think we would have been below .500 without him. He was the best player and the best athlete in the county.”

— Trey Ledbetter, East Rowan’s basketball coach, who was talking about the Rowan County Player of the Year, Jalen Moss.



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