"We applaud Johnston and his determination, and are excited to see how his script unfolds on the stage. It took a lot of courage for Douglas to put together this production and organize a trip to New York City."
— Italian filmmaker and Thespis Festival founder Franco Marchetti on Johnston's play.
"The Charlotte area enjoys a stellar reputation as one of the best disc golf destinations in the world. The number of tournament-level courses we have in this county is unlike anywhere else. And hosting a world championship event of this magnitude will only solidify the feeling that if you play disc golf, you have to come to Charlotte."
— Sam Nicholson, tournament director of the 2012 Professional Disc Golf Association Professional and Amateur World Championships, part of which will be played on north Mecklenburg-area courses.
"I didn't like that too much. But the town overruled me and did whatever it wanted to do."
— Nason Fishback, on his nearly 10,000-square-foot home on 31 acres, complete with two tennis courts and a pond, being annexed into Davidson. The 81-year-old's home and land are up for sale for $6.5 million.
"We hope to sell the house to someone who would let us continue to live here. It would be someone who wanted to buy the house as an investment."
— Fishback on his goals for a buyer.
"If you think it's going to cost you $100,000 to get into business, you need to double that."
— Kip Zent, owner of Lake Norman Mini Golf in Cornelius, on the process of starting a new business.
"The thing about this show is that it is a local music festival that people care about and look forward to. There are a lot of events out there where people just try to capitalize on the popularity of local bands and throw something together, but this one is really growing."
— Anthony Pugliese, a member of the Charlotte-based band The Business People, on BarnStock, which will be held in Huntersville the weekend of July 27-28. Proceeds of the fourth annual event will benefit local nonprofits.
"Of all times for it to happen, at least I was not by myself."
— Huntersville resident and North Carolina State University student Alex Young on his first hole-in-one, which came on a 314-yard, par 4 in Mebane. He had 11 witnesses.