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Quotes of the week

“I think we’re all concerned that we do not want another Dollar General. Basically, Dollar Generals are taking over every corner of Rowan County.”

— Tiffany Wallace,  who lives on Mooresville Road near property being rezoned from rural residential to
commercial, business, industrial

“Whenever I got a lot of my tattoos, specifically my finger tattoos, they were sure to tell me, ‘Now, these are what we call job killers.’ ”

— Trent Waller, who never thought he’d have an office job, but now is working with his brother in Trident Insured

“The bar has been raised by how well we’ve played the last two seasons. We’ve built some good tradition with a lot of positives. Guys are excited about following in the footsteps of really good players. Now the task is to build another good team.”

— Rob Perron, Catawba basketball coach as target dates have been set for South Atlantic Conference games

“I don’t think anyone will complain much about who they play or when they play. We’re just glad we’re able to have a season. We feel lucky to have a season.”

— Jenna Horne,  South Rowan
volleyball coach on the 2020 season

“This is not the kind of
behavior that is welcomed at our haunt. Our No. 1 priority is to keep our customers and workers safe.”

— Reaper’s Realm,  statement
posted on Facebook after gunfire erupted at the China Grove haunted house and trail last weekend

“Being a local company, there’s a good feeling
knowing you’re helping out the local EMS or other
county workers to help
them be safer with what’s going on in the world.”

— Danny Powell, president of
Salcoa Contracting on work at Rowan County facilities to comply with guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19

“This is the best news I could possibly deliver.”

— Lynn Moody,  Rowan-Salisbury Schools superintendent on the
$26.3 million grant awarded to help
accelerate the district’s
implementation of renewal

“Neither handled themselves in a way that gives me hope. Both liked hearing themselves talk more than getting the message across.”

— Janet Keys,  a politically
independent voter from Salisbury
discussing what she thought of the  presidential debate


High School

Photo gallery: Carson girls win West Regional, headed to state championship

High School

High school basketball: Carson girls headed to state championship game


Commissioners set date for public hearing on potential solar energy system rule changes


Two of Rep. Sasser’s bills successfully pass through Health Committee


Rep. Warren’s measure to allow removal of public notices from newspapers put on back burner

China Grove

China Grove Town Council weighs future of previously rejected housing development


Salisbury City Council hears public comments, receives presentation on Main Street reconfiguration


Blotter: Man charged with felony drug offenses


California crash kills 13 of 25 people crammed into SUV


Biden vows enough vaccines by end of May


State to vaccinate medically vulnerable starting March 24


One new death, 20 new COVID-19 positives reported in Rowan


Kannapolis man dies in moped crash


Salisbury Police chief addresses K-9 video, says officer separated from animal


Rowan Rescue Squad sets record straight on fundraising typo


City approves DOT agreement, Salisbury Station project could begin next year


County plans to use vulture effigy, enforce violations to remedy animal carcass feeding problem


Two weeks after ending enhanced protocols, Catawba has no COVID-19 cases


Council to hear revised version of Downtown Main Street Plan


Veto override of NC school reopening bill fails in Senate


Political Notebook: Majority of likely voters, local legislators support school reopening bill


COVID-19 vaccinations in Rowan top positives since start of pandemic


Man faces drug charges after breaking and entering call


Waterworks schedules 2021 Summer ARTventures