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Quotes of the week

“I grew up playing in creeks and being outside, so it’s something I’m passionate about and I want to pass it to them.”

— Alesha Roseman, on how the Bright Ideas grant from EnergyUnited allows Overton Elementary students to learn beyond the classroom walls

“Working as hard as you can is never an empty goal.”

— Austin Chrismon, former South Rowan standout on completing his time as a member of the University of North Carolina football team

“We want to make sure we do the right thing for the city. We live in a town that’s proud of its history.”

  Gianni Moscardini, Downtown Salisbury Inc. chair and member of the task force working on the Empire Hotel redevelopment project

“The thing that impressed me the most is that she could talk for hours about the history of Salisbury and give dates and names. I always wanted to know how she could remember all the history.”

— Beth Shafer, speaking of Betty Dan Spencer, whose interest in local history consumed her later years


“People would certainly have a reason this year to pass, but they’ve been great this year. I’ve been surprised at people’s generosity.”

— Carole Simmons, co-chair of the Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Auxiliary’s Tree of Hope that funds hospital projects to assist patient needs

“If RSS is successful with renewal, I believe that this could be the district in North Carolina that shows every other school district in the state and the country how to improve achievement for every group of students and how to close the achievement gap between student groups.”

  Tony Watlington, who is taking over as superintendent of Rowan-
Salisbury Schools

“Substance use disorder is a disease. Treatment works and not only saves lives, but reduces recidivism, supports families and contributes to the economy. It’s simply the right thing to do.”

— Kody H. Kinsley, deputy secretary of  Behavioral Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities on health officials amping up efforts to combat opioid overdoses

“You never know.”

— David Treme, when the former Salisbury city manager was asked if his time as Spencer’s interim town manager would be his final stop



City council again dismisses idea of adding new member, focus now on recommendation to delay elections


‘Let’s make some money:’ Loosened restrictions praised by bar owners, baseball team

High School

Salisbury High bucks historical trend in dominant shutout of West Rowan


Garage declared total loss after Enochville fire


Cooper, N.C. prison officials agree to release 3,500 inmates


Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in Rowan, six for the week


Blotter: Man brandishes AR-15, runs over motorcycle at Rockwell-area gas station


Salisbury man charged with exploitation of minor


Road rage incident results in assault charges


Dukeville lead testing results trickle in, more participation needed


Faith Academy interviewing staff, preparing site for fall opening


Volunteers work around obstacles, alter procedures to offer free tax services to those in need


Education shoutouts


Retired Marine gets recognition for toy collection efforts


March issue of Salisbury the Magazine is now available


Five get Dunbar School Heritage Scholarships


Education briefs: Salisbury Academy fourth-graders think big as inventors


Bakari Sellers keynote speaker at Livingstone College Founder’s Day program


Biden aims to distribute masks to millions in ‘equity’ push


Chief: Capitol Police were warned of violence before riot


GOP rallies solidly against Democrats’ virus relief package


FDA says single-dose shot from Johnson & Johnson prevents severe COVID

High School

Coaches, lawmakers react to governor’s order expanding sporting event capacity


Three new COVID-19 deaths, positives remain below triple digits