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Week in review: Test your nose for local news

1. Lee Street theatre’s production of “The Parchman Hour” centers on what aspect of modern history?

A. The Freedom Riders of 1961

B. U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan

C. The presidential campaign of 1980

D. The hour after the second World Trade Center tower fell on Sept. 11, 2001

2. Salisbury’s Taylor Mattress Co. has closed. How long ago did the company first incorporate?

A. 1891

B. 1905

C. 1913

D. 1927

3. State Sen. Andrew Brock, R-Davie, said he plans to run for what recently redrawn U.S. House District in North Carolina?

A. The 5th District

B. The 8th District

C. The 12th District

D. The 13th District

4. The city of Salisbury is relying on the State Bureau of Investigation’s help related to what matter?

A. The misappropriation of city funds by a former employee

B. The firing of a Salisbury Police officer

C. A workplace accident at City Park

D. Hiring practices in the Fire Department

5. Rowan County had a ribbon-cutting at the Rowan County Animal Shelter this past week for what new addition?

A. A rehabilitation barn for neglected horses

B. A dog wing

C. A cat wing

D. A medical wing to treat sick dogs and cats

6. A candidates’ forum for the Rowan County Board of Commissioners was held this past week at Catawba College. There are three Republican candidates in the March 15 primary. Who are they?

A. Jim Sides, Larry Wright and Jim Greene

B. Craig Pierce, Mike Caskey and Johnny Love

C. Geoffrey Hoy, Veleria Levy and Mike Caskey

D. Greg Edds, Craig Pierce and Johnny Love

7. Former Salisbury Police Officer Kenny Lane and the city of Salisbury reached a settlement related to Lane’s wrongful termination suit against the city. As part of that deal, what will the city pay Lane?

A. $25,000

B. $47,000

C. $70,000

D. $89,000

8. The China Grove Fire Department’s ISO (insurance) rating has improved two points, from 6 to 4, and town officials give a lot of credit for the improved rating to whom?

A. Locke Fire Chief Rusty Alexander

B. China Grove Mayor Lee Withers

C. Former Mayor Don Bringle

D. Bostian Heights Fire Chief Mike Zimmerman

9. Charlie Dry has opened a new barbershop in Rockwell called Rhino Barbers. How did Dry get his nickname “Rhino?”

A. As a kid, he insisted on seeing the rhinos at the N.C. Zoo at least once a month

B. Dry has a big build, and his fellow wrestlers in high school gave him that name

C. His dad gave him the nickname after noting how heavy-footed Dry was going through the house one morning

D. Dry has a pretty big nose

10. For 10 years, Erwin Middle School has held a certain kind of tournament as a way to raise money for Relay for Life. What game do participants play?

A. Cornhole

B. Three-on-three basketball

C. Badminton

D. Dodgeball


1. A.

2. B.

3. D.

4. A.

5. C.

6. B.

7. C.

8. D.

9. C.

10. D.



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


Letter: Journalist won’t join UNC faculty without tenure


Chase from Mooresville ends with crash at Rowan Mill Road; two charged


Dearmons gift two public art sculptures to city of Kannapolis