Tuesday, 13 June 2017 16:55

Horse's Mouth for June 14, 2017

Written by  Staff

“In general, the amount of interest from developers has increased three-fold. The interest is in all areas around the proposed arts center. The interest is exciting in that uses being proposed are varied and unique from boutique hotels to restaurants and bars with some upper level housing.”

— Cornelius Town Planner Wayne Herron on the value of the proposed Cornelius Arts Center as a development catalyst in the downtown area.

“The work going on in Huntersville is having an impact by illustrating the importance of having a better overall collection of information about all patients.”

— Huntersville ocular melanoma cluster research coordinator Dr. Michael Brennan about the importance of expanded registry efforts not only for the local cases, but for all cancer patients.

“Our review has not identified particular violations of campaign finance law.”

— Statement sent to Huntersville Town Attorney Bob Blythe from the North Carolina Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement regarding allegations former Mayor Jill Swain benefitted illicitly from privileges extended to the mayor’s office by NorthStone Country Club.

“That’s probably not going to fly right now. It’s never been an issue before.”

— Davidson College relief pitcher Cody White, a Texas native, upon removing his Texas A&M ballcap from his locker prior to practice last week before traveling to College Station for the NCAA Tournament Super Regionals. He occasionally wore the cap to practice.

“The Aggies are pretty big-time in Texas and especially in recent years, they’ve kind of eclipsed UT as the team to beat in Texas. Being from there and knowing the power they are and getting to go up and play them on this big of a stage is not something we expected to do, but it’s also incredible for someone from Texas.”

— White, on the prospect of his Wildcats playing the Aggies in the Super Regionals.

“He’s always been quiet so we’ve always joked that he was just some assassin. We don’t want to ever make fun of him behind his back because someone’s going to get a blowdart in the back of the neck. He has this aura to him, this mystery.”

— White on teammate and fellow Texan and closer Westin Whitmire. The two grew up together in Texas before both committing to Davidson.

“He’s just having the time of his life out here. He’s just the kind of guy you can always count on, and that’s something I’ve had since the third grade.”

— Whitmire on friend, teammate and roommate White.

“It’s beyond what we dreamed of.”

— White on his senior year as a Davidson Wildcat.

“A lot of people were paying attention.”

— Davidson baseball coach Dick Cooke on the e-mails from across the country he received as a result of his team’s post-season run.

“Right now I still have some of the sting of just being so close. A few breaks here, a few breaks there and we’re going to Omaha. But I think I’ll remember the feeling of being around my teammates, how many people reached out.”

— Davidson senior right fielder Will Robertson.

“He’s a legend in all of our eyes. To see him run out there so many times inspired us.”

— Robertson on senior pitcher Durin O’Linger, who gained legendary status this post-season by throwing 502 pitches in 28.2 innings, earning three wins and one save in a 16-day span.

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