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March 6, 2021

Quotes of the week

“We watched other districts who have had clusters before so we were prepared.”

— Andrew Smith, assistant superintendent of transformation for Rowan-Salisbury Schools after the first COVID-19 cluster surfaced at Corriher-Lipe Middle School

“It gives us a chance to reflect on the word of God, to begin this period of penance.”

— Father John Eckert, after Ash Wednesday services minus the traditional ash cross on foreheads at Sacred Heart Catholic Church

“How could we possibly top the national championship we won in 2020? Well, one way to do that was by going undefeated.”

— Phillip Brown, one of the co-head coaches of the Carolina Thundering Herd semi-pro football team based in Salisbury after completion an 11-0 season

“We’re spending money elsewhere now.”

— George Wilhelm, board chair of Faith Academy on rescinding a $250,000 bid for Faith Elementary School since it can’t proceed with mobile units and purchase the existing facility at the same time

“It has been very challenging.”

— Gail Funderburke,  West Rowan’s principles of business and entrepreneurship teacher speaking about the hurdles of COVID-19 and Career and Technical Education National Appreciation Month

“I remember talking to Richard (Reinholz) when we were planning camp last year in April, and how this thing might still be here in June. Now we’re approaching the second June.”

— Alan Lambert, Hurley YMCA associate executive director speaking of summer camps

“There was a lot of Black and white mixing there. I lived on Liberty Street, which was two blocks away from Mrs. Lash’s store. It’s where I went to buy candy.”

— David Post, City Council member after a presentation on former Black-owned businesses that included Mary Lash’s grocery store on West Innes Street

“Now it comes down to who can play the best for two weeks. … We just have to shoot it better.”

— Joe  Witherspoon, after North Davidson beat Salisbury for the  Central Carolina Conference boys basketball title heading into the state tournament

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Nation/World

Senate Democrats strike deal on jobless aid, move relief bill closer to approval

News

Duke Life Flight pilot may have shut down wrong engine in fatal crash

News

Two NC counties get to participate in satellite internet pilot for students

Local

PETA protesters gather in front of police department

Coronavirus

Seven new COVID-19 deaths, 166 positives reported in county this week

Crime

Sheriff’s office: Two charged after suitcase of marijuana found in Jeep

Crime

Thomasville officer hospitalized after chase that started in Rowan County

Local

Board of elections discusses upgrading voting machines, making precinct changes

News

Lawmakers finalize how state will spend COVID-19 funds

Local

Salisbury Station one of several ‘hot spots’ included in NCDOT rail safety study

Education

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, school considering options

News

Iredell County votes to move Confederate memorial to cemetery

Nation/World

Lara Trump may have eyes on running for a Senate seat

Local

Rowan among counties in Biden’s disaster declaration from November floods

Local

PETA plans protest at Salisbury Police Department on Friday

Education

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, charter revoked

Coronavirus

29 new positives, no new COVID-19 deaths reported

Crime

Blotter: Woman charged with drug crimes

News

Nesting no more: Eagles appear to have moved on from Duke’s Buck Station

Business

The Smoke Pit leaving downtown Salisbury for standalone building on Faith Road

Education

Shoutouts

High School

High school football: Hornets’ Gaither set the tone against West

Local

Salisbury to show off new fire station

Education

Livingstone College to host virtual Big Read events this month