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Week in review: Test your nose for local news

1. Food broker Beth Meadows has a Super Bowl party every year and, in general, she uses three words to describe all of her parties: Those words are:
A. Casual, comfortable and crazy
B. Messy, melty and magnificent
C. Dippy, dicey and delicious
D. Luscious, lazy and loud

2. Former N.C. Gov. Jim Martin recently spoke at Catawba College, covering a topic that’s the basis for his new book, due out this spring. What’s the theme for Martin’s book?
A. The compatibility of science and religion
B. How North Carolina became a red (Republican) state
C. Why government works best in small doses
D. How public schools are bankrupting North Carolina and most every other state in the country

3. Over the years, Salisbury’s Fleming Candy Co. has gained a reputation for selling something other than candy at wholesale. What else does the company specialize in?
A. Gift-wrapping paper
B. Comic books
C. Floor tile
D. Fishing tackle

4. Catawba College has hired Dr. Racquel Richardson Ingram of Kernersville to head a new program at the school. What program will Ingram be chairman and associate professor for?
A. Philosophy
B. Nursing
C. Information technologies
D. Agri-business

5. The N.C. General Assembly reconvened last week, and legislators received their committee assignments. To what committee was Rep. Carl Ford, R-Rowan, appointed chairman?
A. Education
B. Small Business
C. Local Government
D. Elections

6. N.C. Rep. Harry Warren, R-Rowan, also was named chairman of a House committee. Which one is it?
A. Transportation
B. Insurance
C. Public Utilities
D. State Personnel

7. Actor and Salisbury native Kevin Carroll appeared on an episode of what popular television show Thursday night?
A. “The Big Bang Theory”
B. “Elementary”
C. “Scandal”
D. “Grey’s Anatomy”

8. “Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait,” which will be shown with a live score at Duke University March 20, incorporates 1941 footage shot by traveling cameraman H. Lee Waters, who died in 1997. Where was Waters from?
A. Rockwell
B. Lexington
C. Concord
D. Spencer

9. Using the North Carolina Research Campus as its site, Duke University and Google will be partners in a study to determine what?
A. What makes people healthy
B. What makes people sad
C. What makes people itch
D. What makes people lose weight

10. The Granite Quarry Board of Aldermen has voted to amend its town charter to allow for what?
A. A new municipal service district tax
B. A separate election for mayor in November
C. A change from two-year to four-year terms for aldermen.
D. Correction of the town’s boundaries

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College

College baseball: Top-seeded Arkansas routs NC State 21-2

Crime

Teacher accused of assaulting at-risk teen at New London military-style school

Education

NC court: Students can use constitution to fight bullying

Coronavirus

Vaccine surplus grows as expiration dates loom

Elections

Justice Department will review restrictive voting laws in Republican-controlled states

College

Wake Forest adding Ole Miss graduate transfer Khadim Sy to basketball squad

Local

Gov. Roy Cooper appoints new Rowan County Superior Court judge

BREAKING NEWS

Sheriff’s Office: Gold Hill woman likely killed during break-in

Crime

Fatal car crash turns into homicide investigation

Crime

62-year-old man killed in Wednesday murder

Business

Solar farm plans in Gold Hill met by resident concerns

High School

High school tennis: Salisbury’s Campion/Wymbs, Carson’s Perry/Conrad claim doubles titles

Local

Quotes of the week

Health

Local lawmakers weigh in on state budget process, potential for Medicaid expansion

Local

Salisbury-Rowan NAACP President Gemale Black discusses meeting with Department of Justice, calls for action

Education

School staff members to receive payments from unprecedented RSS bonus package June 23

Nation/World

Senators eye $579 billion in new infrastructure spending as part of $1 trillion plan

News

Veto likely for state bill on abortion limits

Coronavirus

Wealthiest nations expected to pledge 1B vaccine doses for world

High School

High school baseball: Raiders win first conference tourney in 18 years

News

North Carolina Senate gives final OK to $2B tax-cut plan

Education

Gov. Cooper visits Knox Middle School teacher, gives TikTok a try

Coronavirus

Salisbury Police officer dies after contracting COVID-19

Education

NC to give out $1 million each to 4 vaccinated residents