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Quotes of the week: ‘I now concede’

“After many years of trying to keep Faith Elementary School open, I now concede, and no longer oppose the closing of the school.”

— George Wilhelm, in written comments about the potential closing of Faith Elementary School

“This became a real public safety issue when shots were fired.”

— Greg Edds, chairman of the Rowan County Board of Commissioners discussing a permit allowing Reaper’s Realm to continue operations

“We want people to see this as a holiday experience, like you and your family decide to decorate your car with some lights or a Rudolph nose.”

— Hen Henderlite, who shares ‘Tis the Season Spectacular Parade planning duties with Shari Graham

“I didn’t expect the line to be like it was. But glory be to God because we got out of there a lot quicker than I thought we would.”

— Terry Jones, Sunday voter who rode on a bus provided by The Tower of Power United Holy Church

“I do believe that theater has the power to change and heal personally. I think in a time when we are all isolated and feeling boxed in … it’s important that we provide avenues for people to get together safely to express their feelings and express how they’re dealing with these issues.”

— Rod Oden, Lee Street theatre’s executive director on efforts to get a liver performance of ‘Fun Home’ on stage

“I’m glad God’s in charge of the rain. I’d have people mad at me because it would be too dry or too wet.”

  Randy Elium, detailing the struggles of farmers having to cope  with an overabundance of rain this year on top of everything else

“We know that the last quarter of this thing, it’s kind of like the fourth quarter as we move into it, is where the real rubber meets the road. We can’t give up now. We’re over halfway there, but that last little bit is always a challenge.”

— Andrew Smith, United Way Campaign chair on reaching 50% of the organization’s fundraising goal



Rowan Health Department clarifies county’s COVID-19 death total is 301


Landis approves new land development ordinance, zoning map


Landis approves body camera, stun gun purchase for public safety officers


One charged, another dead on sheriff’s most wanted list


No injuries after car shot eight times on Old Concord Road


RSS talks first steps for new federal relief totaling $66 million

China Grove

Gary’s Barbecue staff, customers look back at 50 years


Salisbury Lions Club names Person of the Year, Lion of the Year at 78th annual banquet


Student COVID-19 numbers show first decline since plan A

High School

High school golf: Fowler competes in state tournament


Amazon announces new distribution center for North Carolina


House passes bill to bar Cooper from mandating COVID shot


Rowan County sees death 302 from COVID-19; Health Department to host final mass vaccine clinic

Ask Us

Ask Us: What happened to work on South Fulton Street home?


Blotter: Woman says she was shot in hand on Lincolnton Road


Rowan Sheriff’s Office charges Salisbury man with operating illegal gambling business


Blotter: Rockwell man arrested on felony drug, breaking and entering charges


Rep. Amber Baker discusses legislative session during Rowan Democrats breakfast meeting


Thousands of locals, out-of-towners gather for a groovy time at annual Hippie Fest


N.C. Zoo ready for expansion if lawmakers OK funding


RSS budgeting for tens of millions in federal COVID-19 relief funding

East Spencer

‘Back in full swing’ for the spring: East Spencer community gathers for food, fun and fellowship at Spring Fest


Rowan native Lingle among those honored with NC Military Veterans Hall of Fame induction


Former pro baseball player, Tar Heel standout Russ Adams finds new career with Trident Insured