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October 23, 2021

Quotes of the week

“I wipe my tears because I know I’m gonna be OK. The pain will always be there but it just eases.”

— Shequita Woodberry, whose daughter A’yanna Allen was shot and killed on Dec. 4, 2016

“The city continues to monitor expenses and avoid unnecessary expenditure until we see more revenues.”

— Shannon Moore, finance
director on the city’s budget as
revenue figures come in

“I think it’s the best game — a perfect combination of athleticism and technique.”

— Anna Rymer, South Rowan
senior volleyball standout

“A coyote is a lot more bold.”

— Megan Cline, naturalist and animal care specialist at Rowan Wild speaking on the differences with more scarce red wolves

“Watching my colleagues grow into even more
astounding types of
professors and people
is a privilege.”

— Barry Sang, religion professor who was recognized with others for years of service at Catawba College

  “I’m not going to lie about it, it’s been tough with our season pushed back and possible offers being pushed back, but I do my best to stay focused every day.”

— Zae Clay, Salisbury Hornets
senior defensive lineman on dealing with the pandemic’s effects on high school football

“A lot of it has come down to essentially sacrificing a lot of social time, play time and bar time in my 20s so hopefully I can design a life where I have more family time in my 30s.”

— Garrett White, who has
accumulated over $2 million in commercial real estate and was named a Top 30 Under 30 future leader

“I have no idea if we’ll be able to survive. We went from making a million in sales last year to maybe making $100,000 this year and barely being able to keep the lights on.”

— Chris Ostle, Fish Bowl co-owner on  COVID-19 restrictions

“There was a steady number of very passionate Trump supporters volunteering this year.”

— Scott Isley, who was in charge of organizing volunteers to work at the polls for the Rowan County
Republican Party



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Blotter: Man charged with breaking into used car dealership, stealing Ford Mustang


Kannapolis man charged with accidentally killing foster brother


Renting out Wrenn House is next on menu for Bell Tower Green Park


City to purchase, replace floating aerator devices for wastewater treatment


NC Community College president details importance of connection between businesses, educational institutions


Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired prop gun on movie set that killed woman


CDC panel recommends expanded COVID-19 vaccine booster rollout


Truck driver killed after collision with school bus in Newton


Iredell County man charged with murder after three bodies found in burned Statesville house


Massive search for Laundrie ends as FBI identifies remains in Florida


Nation’s largest barn quilt mural to be unveiled in Cleveland on Saturday


Charlotte among six schools joining American Athletic Conference


Few details available after Kannapolis shooting claims life


East Spencer apparel store will host free luncheon for Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Catawba College receives record $200 million contribution to endowment


Blotter: Bullet holes found at Salisbury home


Rowan Sheriff’s Office releases details of NASCAR driver’s assault at coworker’s home


Council candidates discuss city’s handling of ‘Fame’ relocation, protesting, pandemic