Wednesday, 04 October 2017 07:47

Horse's Mouth for Oct. 4, 2017

Written by  Staff

“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.

“We need to look at ourselves first. If you can’t lead yourself, you can’t lead anybody else.”
— McKillop.

“We just feel proud. We wanted to see a change in North Meck football. We want to keep it going. We believe.”
— North Mecklenburg High School football player senior Jabril Griffin on the team’s undefeated season following several disappointing years.

“Imagine each of the residents in your neighborhood donating just one canned item — we could fill up two shipping containers just with that.”
— Andre Gagne, owner of Next Level Readiness in Huntersville, who is collecting donations to be sent to residents of Puerto Rico following the devastation from Hurricane Maria. Gagne also coordinated donations for Texas and Florida.

“Huntersville’s projected growth is 84,000 by 2030. There’s nothing on the horizon for our families, as far as school growth.”
— Huntersville Commissioner Melinda Bales highlighting one of the reasons for local opposition to the proposed Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools $922 million package. Last month, the Huntersville board unanimously adopted a resolution against the bond.

“I am hopeful that people will not just think of themselves in this, but the entire county.”
— CMS Superintendent Clayton Wilcox urging voters to take a “big picture” view of the proposed school bonds.

“We should care about children, regardless of their zip code or race.”
— Cornelius resident Pam Jones, speaking at Monday’s Cornelius Town Board meeting, expressing support for the bond package.

“You’re just as nervous as I am.”
— Huntersville Mayor Pro Tem Danny Phillips, filling in for Mayor John Aneralla to conduct Monday’s Huntersville Town Board meeting, joking with Senior Planner Brad Priest during the procedural swearing-in portion of an evidentiary hearing.

“I was hoping I could do it a little faster.”
— Phillips, at the conclusion of Monday’s 30-minute Town Board session.

“Continue to build that name, that Huntersville brand, as being a sports destination.”
— Huntersville Parks and Recreation Department Director Michael Jaycocks explaining the decision to name the town’s new facility on Verhoeff Drive the Huntersville Recreation Center.

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