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Week in review: Test your nose for local news

1. Bids for a new Rowan County EMS station came in $268,000 over budget. Where is this new EMS station supposed to be built?

A. Rockwell

B. Gold Hill

C. Poole Town

D. Woodleaf

2. Renovations have begun on the Rowan County-owned West End Plaza, which was formerly Salisbury Mall. These initial renovations will repair portions of the roof and provide new offices for what two agencies?

A. The Rowan County Animal Shelter and Department of Social Services

B. The Rowan County Tax Assessor and Rowan County Register of Deeds

C. The Rowan County Board of Elections and Veterans Services

D. Rowan County Environmental Services and the Rowan Transit System

3. Granite Quarry Elementary School received a $4,000 grant that will provide what special health services for 80 of its students?

A. Measles vaccinations

B. Small pox shots

C. Polio screenings

D. Dental care

4. The N.C. Middle District Court has declared that two N.C. congressional districts, the 1st and the 12th, were unconstitutionally drawn through racial gerrymandering. The 12th District touches parts of Rowan County. Who is the current U.S. representative for the 12th? District?

A. Mel Watt

B. Virginia Foxx

C. Richard Hudson

D. Alma Adams

5. A big transformation could occur at Knox Middle School as early as the 2016-2017 school year. In the future, Knox Middle School could become what?

A. A vocational/technical school

B. A charter school

C. A magnet school

D. A combination middle/high school

6. The funeral was held this past week for former State Sen. Paul S. Smith. Which one of these positions did the always-active Smith not hold over his lifetime?

A. County commissioner

B. N.C. House member

C. Rowan County GOP chairman

D. Scoutmaster

7. A new partnership between what two entities aims to revitalize six houses on West Monroe Street?

A. The city of Salisbury and the West End Community Organization

B. Livingstone College and Historic Salisbury Foundation

C. Salisbury Community Development Corp. and the Salisbury Housing Authority

D. The J.C. Price High School Alumni Association and the Blanche and Julian Robertson Family Foundation

8. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is facing a smaller budget and staff cuts for the 2016-2017 school year because of declining enrollment. RCCC has had an estimated enrollment drop of how many students?

A. 400

B. 900

C. 1,200

D. 1,500

9. The J.C. Price American Legion Post has looked to the city of Salisbury to take responsibility for what kind of problems on the legion property?

A. Sinkholes

B. Cracked sidewalks in front of the legion building

C. Cracks in the parking lot

D. A broken water line

10. Travis Morehead is the new executive director for what organization?

A. Historic Salisbury Foundation

B. Rowan County Chamber of Commerce

C. Rowan Helping Ministries

D. LandTrust for Central North Carolina


1. A.

2. C.

3. D.

4. D.

5. C.

6. B.

7. B.

8. B.

9. A.

10. D.



Rowan-Cabarrus Community College unveils tenants, training partners at Advanced Technology Center


Blotter: Salisbury man charged with drug, assault crimes


City of Salisbury to resume normal operations, return to in-person council meetings


Dreams of flight become reality at ASCEND summer camp


Base salary for SPD officers increases to nearly $42,000 next week


‘He loved people:’ Larry Ford leaves behind legacy of legal achievement, community service


Statewide pickleball tournament at Catawba College in September expected to draw hundreds of visitors


Resources still available for those dealing with lingering impacts of pandemic


Shoutouts: Misenheimer completes master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College


State expands Principal of the Year to charter schools

High School

All-county baseball team: Norris Award winner Honeycutt made the most of a dozen games


Partners in learning raises $3.2 million for new facility


Tar Heel Boys State creates miniature government at Catawba College


NC medical marijuana legalization gets hearing in Senate


N. Carolina bill ending extra $300 benefits heads to Cooper


New COVID-19 positives in Rowan at lowest point since start of pandemic


Rowan Wild’s animal camp makes a comeback at Dan Nicholas Park


Health officials say financial incentives helped vaccination rates; lottery drawing today

Granite Quarry

Granite Quarry adopts budget that keeps tax rate flat


Airport Advisory committee endorses plans for expansion at Mid-Carolina Regional

China Grove

China Grove will celebrate 40th Farmers Day with week full of festivities


Pistons win in NBA draft lottery; Hornets will get 11th pick


Officers in Locust arrest drivers who tried to flee; one was on motorcycle reported stolen from Rowan


Panel OKs NC Senate budget bill; Dems pan policy provisions