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Quotes of the week

“For far too long, dogs have been suffering like this in puppy mills across the North Carolina.”
— Kim Alboum, state director
for Humane Society,
after 60 dogs were rescued from “deplorable conditions” in Iredell County

“You get to know your neighbors, and they look out for you.”
— Randy Stevens, Chestnut Hill resident,
on revitalization
efforts in his
neighborhood

“We are not only expected to fight our nation’s battles, we are expected to win them.”
— Marine Gen. Lori Reynolds,
commander of Parris Island,
as educators get a hands-on introduction to Marine boot camp

“It’s a big day for me. I’m part of the support crew. That’s who I am. I love it.”
— Mike Dennis
of China Grove,
on receiving 20-year service award from China Grove Fire Department
“Parks should be a healthy place for young children.”
— Amy Smith, health education
specialist,
as Spencer bans tobacco use from town parks and ball fields

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