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May 8, 2021

Quotes of the week

“I live off of theater and I need theater, so to do this show has been great. I’m so excited.”

— Maryella Rosko, who will play the role of ‘young Alison’ when ‘Fun Home’ opens tonight at Lee Street theatre

“I’ve come up here time and time again, and y’all have made me promises that you have not kept.”

— Carolyn Logan, East Spencer resident seeking relief from the town board over paving issues that left standing water on her property

  

“Having good health is a commitment on their part too. I feel like working with these kids I have the chance to catch them earlier in the game and help them be the healthiest they can.”

— Abraya Johnson,  who started working for Kannapolis City Schools five years ago and was recently named the state’s School Nurse of the Year   

  

“We have one of the best baseball programs in the country and our players deserve an enhanced playing experience. We are thrilled to commence the renovation of historic Newman Park.”

— Dr. David P. Nelson,  Catawba’s new president on plans to raise up to $10 million for the school’s ballpark

“They are humans and they deserve to be safe..”

— Stephanie Franklin, wife of inmate who has tested positive for COVID-19 after moving to dormitory where social distancing isn’t possible

“It’s all about cutting taxes and regulations. Businesses will stay, bigger and better businesses will come. That’s what it’s all about.”

  Sen. Carl Ford, R-33, on the state’s position in Site Selection
Magazine’s 2020 rankings and the Tax Foundation’s 2021 State Business Tax Climate Index

“Deep down inside every member of the management team held firm that we were going to come through in the end.”

— Seung Baik, Agility Fuel Solutions president on opening the natural gas fuel manufacturing facility five years ago just as oil prices tanked

“We’re sorry it couldn’t have been lower.”

  David Treme, Spencer’s interim town manager joking about the 1.54% interest rate the town got for
construction on the long-awaited Park Plaza project

“I think people connect to it. I think it’s the glue that holds it together, really.”

— Robert Knox, speaking of his
family’s 1,400-acre Knox Farm that was established more than 250 years ago in western Rowan County near Cleveland

Comments

Business

Weak jobs report spurs questions about big fed spending

News

Judge limits footage that family can see of deputy shooting in Elizabeth City

Sports

Woodland, two others share lead; Mickelson plays much worse but will still be around for weekend at Quail Hollow

Business

Former NHL player to open mobster themed bar in Raleigh

Nation/World

California population declines for first time

News

GOP leaders differ on bottom line for state spending

News

Police: Man killed in shootout with officers in Winston-Salem

Crime

Man charged after thieves rob would-be gun buyers of wallets, shoes

Crime

Blotter: Four added to sheriff’s most wanted list

High School

High school football: Some anxious moments, but Hornets win state title

Local

Photos: Salisbury High Hornets win big in 2AA championship game

Local

County manager outlines projections for the upcoming fiscal year budget, suggests uses for stimulus money

Business

Miami-based Browns Athletic Apparel opens second screen printing location in Salisbury

News

At funeral, fallen Watauga deputies remembered as ‘heroes’

Coronavirus

COVID-19 cluster identified at Granite Quarry Elementary

Coronavirus

More than half of North Carolinians have now taken at least one vaccine shot

Local

City hopes to cover expenses in 2021-22 budget with surplus revenue generated this year

Local

Fallen tree proves to be a blessing for local nonprofit Happy Roots

Local

Quotes of the week

Coronavirus

Health department drops quarantine time from 14 to 10 days

Crime

Blotter: More than $100,000 in property reported stolen from Old Beatty Ford Road site

Local

City fights invasive beetles by injecting trees with insecticide

Local

City names downtown recipients for federal Parks Service grant

China Grove

China Grove Town Council weighs 2021-22 budget priorities, supports buying body cameras