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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



Human Relations Council starts day of service, adopts park as part of MLK celebration


Hickory volunteers donate backpacks filled with essential items, sleeping mats to Salisbury VA


City to hear priorities for 2021 Federal Action Plan, approve use of $200,000 HUD grant


Blotter: Woman faces drug, child abuse charges


County averaging 118 new COVID-19 cases per day in 2021


Political Notebook: Rep. Sasser to chair NC House Health committee in second term

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Ask Us: COVID-19 vaccination events have required adaptations, brought frustration


38th Winter Flight Run moves to Mt. Ulla


Cherry, Duren honored during all-virtual MLK celebration


Blotter: Rockwell man charged with statutory rape


Heavy fortified statehouses around the US see small protests


Human Relations Council honors Martin Luther King Jr. with modified fair


Local lawmakers talk priorities for 2020-21 legislative session


From a home office to a global company, Integro Technologies celebrates 20th anniversary


‘Quarantine Diaries’ — Jeanie Moore publishes book as ‘foundation of stories for my family’


‘It pays for itself:’ Study shows economic impact of Mid-Carolina Regional Airport


Gov. Cooper sending another 100 National Guard members to Washington


Rowan County set rainfall record in 2020


Former, current congressmen for Rowan County opposed second impeachment


Biz Roundup: Chamber prepares for January Power in Partnership program


Essie Mae holding COVID-19 testing Monday, recognizes honor Roll


County will have hearing on new ordinance about feeding large animal carcasses to domestic animals


Complaints to BBB up 36% in 2020


Some in GOP talk of chance for coming civil war