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Quotes of the week

“I wipe my tears because I know I’m gonna be OK. The pain will always be there but it just eases.”

— Shequita Woodberry, whose daughter A’yanna Allen was shot and killed on Dec. 4, 2016

“The city continues to monitor expenses and avoid unnecessary expenditure until we see more revenues.”

— Shannon Moore, finance
director on the city’s budget as
revenue figures come in

“I think it’s the best game — a perfect combination of athleticism and technique.”

— Anna Rymer, South Rowan
senior volleyball standout

“A coyote is a lot more bold.”

— Megan Cline, naturalist and animal care specialist at Rowan Wild speaking on the differences with more scarce red wolves

“Watching my colleagues grow into even more
astounding types of
professors and people
is a privilege.”

— Barry Sang, religion professor who was recognized with others for years of service at Catawba College

  “I’m not going to lie about it, it’s been tough with our season pushed back and possible offers being pushed back, but I do my best to stay focused every day.”

— Zae Clay, Salisbury Hornets
senior defensive lineman on dealing with the pandemic’s effects on high school football

“A lot of it has come down to essentially sacrificing a lot of social time, play time and bar time in my 20s so hopefully I can design a life where I have more family time in my 30s.”

— Garrett White, who has
accumulated over $2 million in commercial real estate and was named a Top 30 Under 30 future leader

“I have no idea if we’ll be able to survive. We went from making a million in sales last year to maybe making $100,000 this year and barely being able to keep the lights on.”

— Chris Ostle, Fish Bowl co-owner on  COVID-19 restrictions

“There was a steady number of very passionate Trump supporters volunteering this year.”

— Scott Isley, who was in charge of organizing volunteers to work at the polls for the Rowan County
Republican Party



Commissioners approve incentive agreement for ‘I-85 Commerce Center’ on Webb Road


State Employees Credit Union commits $1.5 million to new Partners in Learning center


Salisbury council to discuss grant for thermal cameras, reconsider rezoning for future Goodwill store


Early voting for 2021 municipal elections begin Oct. 14


COVID has killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 flu


US officials defend expulsion of Haitians from Texas town


Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11


Seven new COVID-19 fatalities bring September death toll to 27


New ambulance company moves into Rowan County, filling need as COVID hospitalizations remain high


Blotter: Woman’s car shot several times on Pinehurst Street in Salisbury


Blotter: Sept. 19


Search for Gabby Petito boyfriend continues after body found

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In lieu of annual festival, New Sarum turns Cheerwine beer release into celebration


RSS says federal money won’t be long-term solution for staff pay

China Grove

Main Street Marketplace combines local ingredients, community with farm-to-table dinner


Business roundup: New managing director takes helm at Piedmont Players Theatre


COVID-19 cases continue decline as week brings 12 new deaths


Letter: Privileged to work where artists are valued

Brincefield Cartoons

Mook’s Place: COVID-19


Library notes: New podcast coming in October


In ‘This is Salisbury,’ Manier paints people who make city a better place to live


Stokes earns best in show at Carolina Artists Guild’s Expo