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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

Comments

Elections

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

Business

‘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

Enochville

Garage declared total loss after Enochville fire

Crime

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

Coronavirus

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

Crime

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

Crime

Salisbury man charged with exploitation of minor

Crime

Road rage incident results in assault charges

Local

Dukeville lead testing results trickle in, more participation needed

Education

Faith Academy interviewing staff, preparing site for fall opening

News

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

Education

Education shoutouts

Local

Retired Marine gets recognition for toy collection efforts

Local

March issue of Salisbury the Magazine is now available

Education

Five get Dunbar School Heritage Scholarships

Education

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

Education

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

Nation/World

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

Nation/World

Chief: Capitol Police were warned of violence before riot

Nation/World

GOP rallies solidly against Democrats’ virus relief package

Nation/World

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

High School

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

Coronavirus

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