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Week in review: Test your nose for local news

1. Rowan-Salisbury Schools headed toward Monday’s first day of school with a considerable number of teacher vacancies. How many?
A. 50
B. 70
C. 90
D. 110

2. Gray Stone Day School in Misenheimer has begun a $1.5 million capital campaign for what reason?
A. To build a new gymnasium
B. To add middle school grades
C. To pave two parking lots
D. To build a daycare center for teachers’ children

3. Jim and Susan Beard of Salisbury got caught in the recent rains and flooding in Louisiana and found themselves stranded on Interstate 12 for 22 hours. What food did the Beards have with them as their ordeal began?
A. None
B. A bag of Cheetos and six Tootsie Rolls
C. A bag of convenience store peanuts and two liters of Cheerwine
D. A half bag of Chips Ahoy cookies and four cans of Coke Zero

4. For seven straight years, revenues related to tourism have increased in Rowan County, which ranks 29th in the state out of 100 counties in total visitor spending. Which of these counties ranks ahead of Rowan in annual tourism dollars?
A. Cabarrus
B. Stanly
C. Davidson
D. Davie

5. Salisbury attorney John L. Holshouser recently received The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Which of these noteworty American figures once gave him a commendation?
A. President John F. Kennedy
B. Bill Gates
C. Astronaut Neil Armstrong
D. J. Edgar Hoover

6. When Dennis Powell of Salisbury won $4 million in the North Carolina Education Lottery’s Ruby Red 7s scratch-off game, he said his reaction to winning was what?
A. “You’ve got to be kidding me!”
B. “I’m going to Disney World!”
C. “Yee-haw! Great God Almighty!”
D. “Yippety-Dippety-Doo”

7. The Old Stone House in Granite Quarry will be celebrating its 250th anniversary Sept. 17. Who built Rowan County’s oldest existing house with his sons back in 1766?
A. W.B.C. Hambley
B. Christian Reid
C. Franklin Ellis
D. Michael Braun

8. Bob Carlin of Lexington will give a free concert Tuesday night at the Rowan Public Library. What instrument will Carlin be playing?
A. Banjo
B. Mandolin
C. 12-string guitar
D. Violin

9. After 52 years, Shoaf’s Wagon Wheel on U.S. 601 held its last dance Saturday night. What was the original name for the Wagon Wheel?
A. Fred’s Country Dance Hall
B. Jim’s Barn Dance
C. Bob’s Square Dance
D. Tom’s Turkey Trot

10. Downtown Salisbury held its third annual College Night Out this past Thursday and the activities included a dunking booth. Who volunteered to sit in the dunking booth?
A. Catawba College football players
B. Livingstone College band members
C. Catawba College professors
D. Livingstone College cheerleaders



Answers below:

1. B.

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



Nesting no more: Eagles appear to have moved on from Duke’s Buck Station


The Smoke Pit leaving downtown Salisbury for standalone building on Faith Road



High School

High school football: Hornets’ Gaither set the tone against West


Salisbury to show off new fire station


Livingstone College to host virtual Big Read events this month


City makes some appointments to local boards, holds off on others to seek women, appointees of color


Education briefs: RCCC instructor honored by Occupational Therapy Association


Second quarter financial update shows promising outlook for city’s budget


Genia Woods: Let’s talk about good news in Salisbury


City attorney will gather more information for Salisbury nondiscrimination ordinance


North Hills planning to hold May fundraiser in person

East Spencer

Developers aim to transform former Dunbar School site into multi-purpose community development


Knox student organizing event to get community cycling


Decision on Essie Mae charter appeal expected Thursday


House passes sweeping voting rights bill over GOP opposition


Police uncover ‘possible plot’ by militia to breach Capitol


States rapidly expanding vaccine access as supplies surge


North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper receives COVID-19 vaccine


North Carolina health officials urge schools to reopen


In letter, PETA criticizes Salisbury Police for K-9 video


Three deaths, 29 new COVID-19 positives reported


Blotter: Bullet holes found in woman’s Park Avenue apartment


Man faces assault charges for domestic incident