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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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