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Quotes of the week

“There’s still a lot of cowboys on the East Coast.”

— Allen Livengood, at the latest Cleveland Rodeo in the arena off Redmon Road    

“Once you see that people do want to live downtown, it gets the private sector saying maybe renovating buildings and bringing apartments in would be a good investment.

— Diane Young, who was among those who started living downtown in the 1980s

“This is every artist’s dream to live and have a studio space in a warehouse or an old factory or a giant open space.”

— Whitney Peckman, who moved from California with her husband Syed Ahmad and then started offering their home and art studio as an Airbnb

“It’s a good hobby. You get to meet a lot of people who like history.”

— Mike Rohaus, a reenactor at Rowan Museum’s ‘Race to the Dan’ event at the Old Stone House

“A lot of times at the police department, we only meet people on the worst days of their lives … It’s important for us to build that relationship in happy times, good times when people are smiling and having fun.”

— Sgt. Daniel Lancaster, at the ‘Unity in the Community’ event involving Salisbury Police and the
Salisbury-Rowan NAACP

“There will be lots of opportunity for public input and lots of opportunity for the citizens to digest what is proposed.”

— Diane Seaford, Landis town manager on modifications to  the extra-territorial jurisdictional boundaries with new homes coming to the Club at Irish Creek

“We were fortunate. We couldn’t have played much worse, but we got through it. … That’s what matters.”

— Brett Hatley, East Rowan coach after the 5-4 victory over Western Guilford in the 3A state baseball playoffs

“I am looking forward to following my lifelong dream of running for mayor of this remarkable city when the timing is right.”

— Ryan Dayvault, ending his run for Kannapolis mayor after citing his father’s declining health and family obligations

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Crime

Blotter: July 29

Local

Downtown residents, business owners say noisy construction is A-OK, sign of progress to come

Business

County unemployment rises in June, positive job growth seen in leisure and hospitality sector

Local

NC poet laureate will speak during historical marker celebration, talks about life, race

Local

Spencer moves back public hearing on longer, staggered terms

Education

High school fire academy lets seniors jump start a service career

News

Country Club of Salisbury unveils renovated clubhouse, plots additional upgrades

David Freeze

David Freeze: Biggest adventure day coming next

Local

South Ellis Street in for improvements because of $100,000 grant for BlockWork

Local

Little League softball: Rowan drops regional final, but moves on

Education

Catawba students, grads make it out to the ballpark for summer of baseball

Education

Education briefs: RSS Teacher of the Year gets Phillip J. Kirk Scholarship

News

North Carolina requiring state health workers to get vaccine

Nation/World

Infrastructure deal: Senate suddenly acts to take up bill

News

State briefs: North Carolina woman charged after 4-year-old shoots himself

Coronavirus

Rowan County among communities where CDC recommends masks indoors

Crime

Blotter: Shooters mistakenly fire bullets into woman’s West Kerr Street house

Local

Light installation could delay Bell Tower Green opening, but formal event still set for Sept. 10

Kannapolis

Kannapolis restroom listed among top 10 in the country, vying for top spot

Business

Mixed-use development planned near Atrium Health Ballpark

Local

Little League softball: Rowan plays for regional championship, qualifies for World Series

Nation/World

CDC changes course on indoor masks in some parts of the US

Nation/World

Racism of rioters takes center stage in Jan. 6 hearing

News

State briefs: Woman accused of taking baby to break-in