Wednesday, 18 October 2017 08:11

Horse's Mouth for Oct. 18, 2017

“I have been moved to tears as business leaders continue to reach out, assuring us of their support, generously making donations to United for Puerto Rico and pledging to help us in any way they can as we move through this process.”
— Puerto Rico Rising organizer Jocelyn Negron-Rios. The event will take place at Grand Oak Elementary in Huntersville on Sunday.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 08:47

Horse's Mouth for Oct. 11, 2017

“We’re teaching them as we play, which is the hard part. It’s kind of like a train leaving the station, and they tell you ‘jump on, and oh by the way, you’re driving.’”
— Hopewell’s Quinn Martin, promoted to head football coach in July, on the difficulty of trying to install offensive and defensive packages during the season.

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 07:47

Horse's Mouth for Oct. 4, 2017

“I had to be slapped down to my knees to understand how vital it is to focus on what you can do. As a coach, you’re a servant. I think that’s probably the lesson that I’ve learned throughout my career here at Davidson.”
— Davidson College basketball coach Bob McKillop on how early failures in his career changed his approach to coaching and leadership.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 07:56

Horse's Mouth for Sept. 27, 2017

“It’s important to perform self-breast exams. If there’s something abnormal, you should get it checked. It could save your life.”
— Breast cancer patient and health care professional Lori Sumner, on the importance of self-examinations.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 07:29

Horse's Mouth for Sept. 20, 2017

“The biggest thing I’m enjoying from it is the guys are reaping the rewards for the work they put in in the offseason. We’ve just got to keep it going.”
— North Meck High football coach Eric Morman on his team’s 4-0 start.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 06:51

Horse's Mouth for Sept. 13, 2017

Protest propaganda
Talkers have seen this before and, regrettably, too often remained silent. But this time the hyperbole and borderline insanity displayed, apparently to make political headway, warrants response.

Thursday, 07 September 2017 13:05

Horse's Mouth for Sept. 6, 2017

“The sunshine, the air is so fresh.”
— Chinese exchange student Jiayu Shi, who is living with a Davidson family for a year while she attends Hough High, on some of the first things she noticed about the difference between an industrial city like Guangdong and suburban life here.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 07:28

Horse's Mouth for Aug. 30, 2017

“You just feel for the kid. He put in a lot of work to get back where he was. He had a good start to the season, worked really hard all summer long.”
— Hough High football coach Matt Jenkins on senior running back Rashad Williams, who missed most of last season due to injury and is now out for this season with an injured foot.

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 08:09

Horse's Mouth for August 9, 2017

“This is ugly as sin.”
— Cornelius Commissioner Dave Gilroy referring to the parking lot shown on the proposed site plan for an expanded Mama’s Pizza Express.

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 07:24

Horse's Mouth for August 2, 2017

“I don’t know who is going to serve, but I hope it is a productive campaign about issues, without all the stress and divisiveness that has emerged in recent campaigns.”

— Washam, referencing the 11-candidate field (including four incumbents) in the race for five Cornelius Town Board seats and his hope that the election is about issues, not intrigue.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 07:06

Horse's Mouth for July 26, 2017

“I love being able to tell people he was my brother. That will never get old I don’t guess.”

— Huntersville’s Viki Wilhelm Hager, younger sister of Hall of Fame pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm.

“We took a ball that he gave us, signed by everybody from the Atlanta Braves and played with it in the yard and lost it.”

— Rodney Wilhelm on what happened to a baseball his famous uncle gave him as a kid.  

“Wait until it stopped rolling and then just pick it up.”

— Hall of Fame baseball announcer and forgettable catcher Bob Uecker on the best strategy for catching a knuckleball like Wilhelm’s.