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Quotes of the week: ‘One thing in this entire world’

“It is ironic that the investments we made were about getting people together and gathering and the one thing in this entire world, the one possible thing that could happen, is anti-getting people together.”

  Kannapolis City Manager Mike Legg, on COVID-19 disruptions to new developments

“I’m not sure what else we can do because of the present situation. I guess people saying thanks to an officer is always an option even when it isn’t Police Week.”

  Salisbury Police Chief Jerry Stokes, on canceling National Police Week activities

“I will run 1 million miles if needed to help support and put an end to racism.”

  Shane Culbertson, Enochville resident  who is running in support of slain Georgia
jogger, Ahmaud Arbery

“There are less than 300 left in the world. And that’s an animal that’s here, in our own state, practically in our backyard.”

  Megan Cline, a naturalist and animal care specialist at Dan Nicholas Park, where three new endangered red wolf pups are growing up

“I would have never dreamed, in a long time, that this could happen in our country, but I guess I was naive to think that.”

  Julie Morrow, who is retiring in June as a Rowan-Salisbury Schools assistant superintendent and how  COVID-19 upended school plans

“I got that home feeling when I visited Georgia Tech. The coaches were cool. They treated me with respect and treated me like I was family. They treated my mom the same way.”

  Zeek Biggers, West Rowan’s 6-foot-6, 330-pound football player who committed to the Yellow Jackets on Mother’s Day

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