Wednesday, 11 October 2017 08:47

Horse's Mouth for Oct. 11, 2017

Written by  Staff

“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.

“I see this as part of the prettiest streets in Davidson. People run along this street because it’s so beautiful. If you put in a multi-use path, you’ll have to cut down many of those trees. This also cuts this path right in front of my home, which is distressing, and cuts off part of my land.”
— Jeanne Neumann, a Potts Street resident concerned about proposed developments and road projects affecting her property.

“I worried, is my husband still going to accept me? And we had that conversation and he said ‘I’m not going anywhere, you’re stuck,’ and after that moment I never worried about it.”
— Angela Davis on deciding to have a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

“It is a part of you, but I was saving my life, and one outweighed the other.”
— Sandra Berry, acknowledging the difficulty associated with deciding to undergo a double mastectomy after her breast cancer diagnosis.

“I said if God can take me to it, God can get me through it.”
— Berry referencing her reliance on faith to get her through breast cancer treatments.

“The charrette is designed to provide details and to ask the community’s residents, election officials and planning board members to consider and decide if they want to pursue a different approach to developing this area.”
— Huntersville Planning Director Jack Simoneau describing the primary objectives for next week’s three-day examination of proposed development plans for up to 475 acres of property in the southeastern edge of town.

“This is not just about one individual project, but an introduction to a different vision for the region.”
— Simoneau, emphasizing that the size of the project, and the related changes in long-range vision it could generate, warrant a thorough review with public input.

“If there had been a breath of wind to help him, he’d have made it.”
— Hough special teams coach Steve Sechrest on kicker Camden Lewis’ 59-yard field goal attempt this year.

“When Luke Made His Visit I Can’t Say,
Because the Little Porkers Recently Went Astray,
Have They Finally Come Home to Their Sty to Stay,
Or Was This Visit Made Before They Became Strays?”
— “Where Is Luke?” regular player Frank Gammon, identifying Luke as hanging out last week with the previously purloined pigs from the Bailey Road Park playground.


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