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Week in review: Test your nose for local news

1. In its bid to become an All-America City, for which it is a finalist, Salisbury is focusing its application on what?

A. The city’s history and success in preservation

B. The city’s fiber-to-the-home cable capacity as one of the only gigabit cities in the country.

C. Its ongoing programs aimed at boosting children’s academic performance, health and creativity.

D. The city’s tourist industry and its economic impact

2. Though he has since changed his opinion, which Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education member spoke in favor of students carrying Mace and pepper spray and said the following: “Depending on how the courts rule on the bathroom issues, it may be a pretty valuable tool to have on the female students if they go to the bathroom, not knowing who may come in.”

A. Travis Allen

B. Chuck Hughes

C. Josh Wagner

D. Richard Miller

3. What’s the latest Department of Transportation prediction for when a new portion of Klumac Road, including a railroad underpass, will be open to traffic?

A. October

B. Christmas

C. March 2017

D. Summer 2017

4. A.L. Brown High has a new program in which students, working in conjunction with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, can achieve their certification in what?

A. Nursing

B. Law enforcement

C. Sports management

D. Welding

5. What was unusual about a recent tribute paid to Food Lion cofounder Ralph Ketner by the Salisbury-Rowan Ministerial Association?

A. It was the fourth tribute to Ketner within a week’s time

B. Everybody who came received $20 in free groceries

C. It was held in front of the original Food Town store, which is now a hardware store

D. Ketner was not able to attend

6. To promote their pride of Spencer, residents in this Rowan County town will be able to purchase something for display purposes. What can they purchase?

A. Car decals

B. Flags displaying the town of Spencer seal

C. License plates that say “Spencer”

D. Specially made address signs for their front doors

7. How many inmates have been in the Rowan County Detention Center more than a year, waiting for their day in court?

A. 21

B. 41

C. 61

D. 81

8.After food, what is the largest expense related to inmates at the Rowan County Detention Center?

A. Medical costs

B. Cleaning costs

C. The cost of mattresses

D. Plumbing expenses

9. Former coaching assistants and players gathered recently at Catawba College’s Goodman Gymnasium to honor a legendary coach, who is now 79. Who was it?

A. Mike Carter

B. Pete Stout

C. Bill “Pop” Eanes

D. Charlie Little

10. Dr. Ada Fisher of Salisbury was just re-elected to a four-year term for what position?

A. Democratic National Committeewoman

B. Republican National Committeewoman

C. N.C. GOP treasurer

D. N.C. Democratic Party parliamentarian


1. C.
2. B.
3. A.
4. D.
5. D.
6. A.
7. B.
8. A.
9. B.
10. B.



With remote expansion, outsource provider FCR looks to become an ‘exceptional part’ of Rowan community


City expects $1.5 million surplus in current budget, ability to raise some wages for police, public works


Enochville Elementary to host farewell event May 1

High School

High school softball: Carson beats West in a wild one


Seahawks QB Russell Wilson will speak at NC State graduation

High School

Wonders, Trojans facing off Monday on Cannon Ballers’ field


City approves two apartment developments, more than 160 new units


Crowds react with joy, wariness to verdict in Floyd’s death


Bill seeks to end pistol purchase permits from NC sheriffs


Rowan County sees 300th death attributed to COVID-19


Chauvin convicted on all counts in George Floyd’s death


Top North Carolina House finance chair, Rowan representative stripped of position


One charged, another hospitalized in fight between cousins


Bell Tower Green renamed to honor Stanbacks; Nancy Stanback receives key to city


Commissioners green light additional houses at Cherry Treesort in China Grove


A.L. Brown will hold in-person, outdoor graduation


Granite Quarry awards FEMA contract for Granite Lake Park


City to vote on apartment developments, final phases of Grants Creek Greenway project

High School

High school football: North receiver McArthur a rising star


Carl Blankenship: Pollen and prejudice make their return


Harris pitches $2.3T spending plan on trip to North Carolina


Murder case against ex-cop in Floyd’s death goes to the jury


Sheriff’s office: Man takes deputies on chase with stolen moped


Afternoon, evening COVID-19 vaccination clinic planned Thursday