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Quotes of the week

“It is important to understand that police K-9s are trained to use force against criminal suspects and the handler must ensure that they have complete control over the dog at all times.”

— Jerry Stokes, Salisbury Police chief after video surfaced of an officer hauling a K-9 back to a patrol vehicle

“If we are going to have industries coming or looking at us, we need to probably be able to have housing here for people for that industry.”

— Charles Seaford, China Grove mayor on efforts to restart a 373-home subdivision that was previously rejected over lot sizes

“The best form of preservation is keeping (landmarks) in use, especially with how they were intended to be used.”

— Sada Stewart, Historic Salisbury Foundation executive director on plans for $19.75 million in improvements at the Salisbury Station that include a proposed
tunnel to a second platform

“This has been the craziest season ever, but I believe our girls have made the most of every moment. … Now our seniors will finish their careers in a state championship game. I couldn’t be prouder of them or happier for them.”

— Brooke Stouder, Carson girls basketball coach after the 3A West Regional final victory over Hickory

“We’re not out of it at any point. One positive case in the right environment or a large team could put us in a precarious situation.”

— Jared Tice, Catawba College dean of students after reporting no students or employees are currently in COVID-19 quarantine

“She believed in getting up every morning and working and having a goal everyday to accomplish.”

— Kim Bowden, speaking of her grandmother Lois Willard, who turned 100 on Monday

“We’re hoping to expand our menu and have a little more variety since we have a bigger kitchen to operate in.”

— Devin Barbee, co-owner of The Smoke Pit, which is moving into the Faith Road building that formerly housed Wink’s BBQ

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BREAKING NEWS

District attorney won’t bring charges against former Salisbury officer depicted in K-9 video

Coronavirus

Cooper plans to lift gathering, distancing limits by June 1

Crime

Convicted sex offender charged with having child pornography

Crime

Rowan County woman faces drug crimes for gas station incident

Crime

Blotter: Thousands of dollars in lumber taken from Newsome Road house

Local

Locals react to Chauvin verdict, reflect on work still to do

Business

‘Believe me, they’ll be fresh’: Patterson Farm welcomes strawberry crop

Business

With remote expansion, outsource provider FCR looks to become an ‘exceptional part’ of Rowan community

Local

City expects $1.5 million surplus in current budget, ability to raise some wages for police, public works

Education

Enochville Elementary to host farewell event May 1

High School

High school softball: Carson beats West in a wild one

College

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson will speak at NC State graduation

High School

Wonders, Trojans facing off Monday on Cannon Ballers’ field

Local

City approves two apartment developments, more than 160 new units

Nation/World

Crowds react with joy, wariness to verdict in Floyd’s death

News

Bill seeks to end pistol purchase permits from NC sheriffs

Coronavirus

Rowan County sees 300th death attributed to COVID-19

News

Chauvin convicted on all counts in George Floyd’s death

Local

Top North Carolina House finance chair, Rowan representative stripped of position

Crime

One charged, another hospitalized in fight between cousins

Local

Bell Tower Green renamed to honor Stanbacks; Nancy Stanback receives key to city

Business

Commissioners green light additional houses at Cherry Treesort in China Grove

Education

A.L. Brown will hold in-person, outdoor graduation

Local

Granite Quarry awards FEMA contract for Granite Lake Park