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Quotes of the week

“I live off of theater and I need theater, so to do this show has been great. I’m so excited.”

— Maryella Rosko, who will play the role of ‘young Alison’ when ‘Fun Home’ opens tonight at Lee Street theatre

“I’ve come up here time and time again, and y’all have made me promises that you have not kept.”

— Carolyn Logan, East Spencer resident seeking relief from the town board over paving issues that left standing water on her property


“Having good health is a commitment on their part too. I feel like working with these kids I have the chance to catch them earlier in the game and help them be the healthiest they can.”

— Abraya Johnson,  who started working for Kannapolis City Schools five years ago and was recently named the state’s School Nurse of the Year   


“We have one of the best baseball programs in the country and our players deserve an enhanced playing experience. We are thrilled to commence the renovation of historic Newman Park.”

— Dr. David P. Nelson,  Catawba’s new president on plans to raise up to $10 million for the school’s ballpark

“They are humans and they deserve to be safe..”

— Stephanie Franklin, wife of inmate who has tested positive for COVID-19 after moving to dormitory where social distancing isn’t possible

“It’s all about cutting taxes and regulations. Businesses will stay, bigger and better businesses will come. That’s what it’s all about.”

  Sen. Carl Ford, R-33, on the state’s position in Site Selection
Magazine’s 2020 rankings and the Tax Foundation’s 2021 State Business Tax Climate Index

“Deep down inside every member of the management team held firm that we were going to come through in the end.”

— Seung Baik, Agility Fuel Solutions president on opening the natural gas fuel manufacturing facility five years ago just as oil prices tanked

“We’re sorry it couldn’t have been lower.”

  David Treme, Spencer’s interim town manager joking about the 1.54% interest rate the town got for
construction on the long-awaited Park Plaza project

“I think people connect to it. I think it’s the glue that holds it together, really.”

— Robert Knox, speaking of his
family’s 1,400-acre Knox Farm that was established more than 250 years ago in western Rowan County near Cleveland



Blotter: Search warrant produces charges for Salisbury woman


Overton Elementary kicks off kindness challenge with parade

High School

High school soccer: South wins opener against Carson


Rowan Helping Ministries to calculate homeless population


NC Sen. Jeff Jackson enters US Senate race


NC jobless aid office addressing millions of dollars in overpayments


Most in GOP against holding Trump impeachment trial


Health and Human Services secretary: State will balance limited vaccine supply across counties


Love appointed captain of Presidents Cup team for 2022


Department store chain Belk filing for bankruptcy


Tornado leaves path of destruction in Alabama, killing one teenager


At session start, NC legislators pitch consensus with Cooper


School board receives flood of comments on operations after Knox teacher’s death


With two reported Tuesday, county averaging more than two COVID-19 deaths per day


Randolph County deputies cleared in shooting death of Rockwell man


Blotter: Man faces drug charges after being reported as ‘suspicious’


Duke Energy, NC officials announce coal ash expense deal


Police, firefighters parade for hospital staff


Demand continues to exceed supply as county shifts to vaccine appointments


‘Uncommonly good man:’ Local appraiser Scott Robinson dies after fall at home


Rowan Planning Board settles on screening requirements for solar farms


Transition to mass vaccination sites irks NC health systems


Mississippi sheriff: One dead after Salisbury children left in woods; father sought


Man faces misdemeanor child abuse charges