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Quotes of the week

“I think we’re all concerned that we do not want another Dollar General. Basically, Dollar Generals are taking over every corner of Rowan County.”

— Tiffany Wallace,  who lives on Mooresville Road near property being rezoned from rural residential to
commercial, business, industrial

“Whenever I got a lot of my tattoos, specifically my finger tattoos, they were sure to tell me, ‘Now, these are what we call job killers.’ ”

— Trent Waller, who never thought he’d have an office job, but now is working with his brother in Trident Insured

“The bar has been raised by how well we’ve played the last two seasons. We’ve built some good tradition with a lot of positives. Guys are excited about following in the footsteps of really good players. Now the task is to build another good team.”

— Rob Perron, Catawba basketball coach as target dates have been set for South Atlantic Conference games

“I don’t think anyone will complain much about who they play or when they play. We’re just glad we’re able to have a season. We feel lucky to have a season.”

— Jenna Horne,  South Rowan
volleyball coach on the 2020 season

“This is not the kind of
behavior that is welcomed at our haunt. Our No. 1 priority is to keep our customers and workers safe.”

— Reaper’s Realm,  statement
posted on Facebook after gunfire erupted at the China Grove haunted house and trail last weekend

“Being a local company, there’s a good feeling
knowing you’re helping out the local EMS or other
county workers to help
them be safer with what’s going on in the world.”

— Danny Powell, president of
Salcoa Contracting on work at Rowan County facilities to comply with guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19

“This is the best news I could possibly deliver.”

— Lynn Moody,  Rowan-Salisbury Schools superintendent on the
$26.3 million grant awarded to help
accelerate the district’s
implementation of renewal

“Neither handled themselves in a way that gives me hope. Both liked hearing themselves talk more than getting the message across.”

— Janet Keys,  a politically
independent voter from Salisbury
discussing what she thought of the  presidential debate

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BREAKING NEWS

District attorney won’t bring charges against former Salisbury officer depicted in K-9 video

Coronavirus

Cooper plans to lift gathering, distancing limits by June 1

Crime

Convicted sex offender charged with having child pornography

Crime

Rowan County woman faces drug crimes for gas station incident

Crime

Blotter: Thousands of dollars in lumber taken from Newsome Road house

Local

Locals react to Chauvin verdict, reflect on work still to do

Business

‘Believe me, they’ll be fresh’: Patterson Farm welcomes strawberry crop

Business

With remote expansion, outsource provider FCR looks to become an ‘exceptional part’ of Rowan community

Local

City expects $1.5 million surplus in current budget, ability to raise some wages for police, public works

Education

Enochville Elementary to host farewell event May 1

High School

High school softball: Carson beats West in a wild one

College

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson will speak at NC State graduation

High School

Wonders, Trojans facing off Monday on Cannon Ballers’ field

Local

City approves two apartment developments, more than 160 new units

Nation/World

Crowds react with joy, wariness to verdict in Floyd’s death

News

Bill seeks to end pistol purchase permits from NC sheriffs

Coronavirus

Rowan County sees 300th death attributed to COVID-19

News

Chauvin convicted on all counts in George Floyd’s death

Local

Top North Carolina House finance chair, Rowan representative stripped of position

Crime

One charged, another hospitalized in fight between cousins

Local

Bell Tower Green renamed to honor Stanbacks; Nancy Stanback receives key to city

Business

Commissioners green light additional houses at Cherry Treesort in China Grove

Education

A.L. Brown will hold in-person, outdoor graduation

Local

Granite Quarry awards FEMA contract for Granite Lake Park