Quotes of the week: ‘Unprecedented event for us’

Published 8:31 am Friday, April 10, 2020

“This is definitely an unprecedented event for us, and I’m sure many others around the nation not just our county.”

— Dione Adkins-Tate, executive director of the Salisbury-Rowan Community Action
Agency’s efforts to continue programs remotely

“People are not doing what they are supposed to do, and that scares me to death.”

— Jim Constantino, Granite Quarry alderman on concerns for workers bringing COVID-19 home from exposure at the office

“I started 41 years ago as a school teacher and spent my entire adult life working in schools. So this is my gig. This is my passion.”

— Ron  Turbyfill, Communities in Schools Rowan official on Three Wide Foundation’s efforts with those  who are food insecure

“It’s a business. Without money coming in, it’s tough.”

— Rob Romero, Carolina Country Campground where campsites are empty

“Being elected to a Hall of Fame usually means you’re old or they think you’re about to die. But seriously it’s a huge honor. Its exciting when you get that call.”

— Carl Torbush, East Spencer native on joining the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame

“It’d only be prudent for us to live up to what we committed to.”

— Craig Pierce, Rowan County commissioner discussing the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak

“It’s just really unusual for someone that athletic to be that big. He can run. He has good footwork. Zeek has lots of God-given gifts.”

— Joe Nixon, West Rowan football coach discussing Zeek Biggers and his potential as a college football recruit