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Quotes of the week: ‘Really need to stay in business’

“What is it they really need to stay in business?”

— Barbara Hall, director of the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Small Business Center speaking about the availability of Small Business Administration loans

“If you work in a restaurant as a waiter, waitress, your restaurant is probably closed now and you’re unemployed and need help. If you work in the grocery store next door, you probably got more overtime than you ever wanted.”

— Rep. Richard Hudson, speaking of the federal stimulus package and how he wanted it to be more targeted to match needs

“Let’s fix our fiscal house and let’s have some offsets. Let’s tighten our belts in the inefficient areas so we can help the people that have been impacted by the coronavirus.”

— Rep. Ted Budd, on passage of the $2.2 trillion federal CARES Act

“This is a very unique Catawba College offering that other institutions aren’t doing.”

— Jared  Tice, Catawba dean of students on program that is offering free general curriculum classes to high school juniors and seniors

“Playing for the hometown team. This is what every athlete dreams of.”

— Chris Smith, former West Rowan standout who has joined the Carolina Panthers

“We’re facing unprecedented challenges.”

— Lynn Minges, N.C. Restaurant and Lodging Association president on COVID-19 effects on the hospitality industry

“Being back home and with the gyms closed, I guess you have to be creative.”

— Owen White, a Texas Rangers pitcher from Mount Ulla on efforts to rehab and stay in shape by helping his mother spread pine needles

“It’s a nightmare getting through all the changes.”

— Jay Owen, College Barbecue owner on
going to drive-thru and carryout only at the Statesville Boulevard restaurant

“We’re much more ready for growth now than we were just a few years ago.”

— Greg Edds, Rowan County commissioner on infrastructure upgrades 

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Quotes of the week

Coronavirus

Health department drops quarantine time from 14 to 10 days

Crime

Blotter: More than $100,000 in property reported stolen from Old Beatty Ford Road site

Local

City fights invasive beetles by injecting trees with insecticide

Local

City names downtown recipients for federal Parks Service grant

China Grove

China Grove Town Council weighs 2021-22 budget priorities, supports buying body cameras

Education

Educators reflect on Teacher Appreciation Week

Education

Livingstone College wins $30,000 Home Depot grant

Education

Shoutouts

News

Shield-A-Badge With Prayer program enters 26th year, accepting volunteers to pair with officers

Education

COVID-19 infection, quarantine numbers in Rowan-Salisbury Schools reach new highs

High School

High school football: Offensive line came together for Hornets, who play for state title tonight

Local

Pro baseball: White makes pro debut and says, ‘It felt amazing to be out there’