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November 26, 2020

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



From poult to Thanksgiving centerpiece, Evans Family Farm knows how to raise turkeys


Catawba, Livingstone not bringing students back until after the holidays


‘Just because’: Partners in Learning surprises staff with $15,000 in bonuses, turkeys


Few applications received for state’s child care, remote learning assistance grant


Girls Scouts pack meals for Meals on Wheels Rowan


RCCC offering solutions for students wanting to jumpstart their college education


PetSmart donation to Essie Mae Kiser Foxx


Salisbury Police ready to roll out regional crime center before end of the year


Shoutouts: North Hills Christian School announces homecoming king and queen


‘An icon of China Grove:’ Former China Grove Elementary students remember custodian Carl Wilkerson


Catawba basketball: The struggle to play the games


What are Salisbury, Rowan County leaders thankful for in 2020?

Christmas Happiness

Faith American Legion Auxiliary gives to Christmas Happiness Fund to honor vets


‘Tis the Season Spectacular Christmas parade provides entertainment, holiday spirit


Four new COVID-19 deaths, total of 131 reported in Rowan


Operations suspended, inmates transferred from Piedmont Correctional’s minimum security facility


Man charged with failing to register as sex offender


Police say DNA evidence ties Salisbury man to bank robbery attempt


Catawba College researchers say invasive beetle will kill significant portion of ecological preserve’s ash trees


Dr. Fauci, Kanye West, Jesus Christ among presidential write-in candidates in Rowan County


Salisbury Police receive grant for social justice, racial equity training


When weather turns cold, where do Rowan County wildlife go?


Blotter: Salisbury man charged faces marijuana charge after being served with unrelated warrant


Local health officials see record testing numbers ahead of Thanksgiving