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Week in review: Test your nose for local news

1. Supporters of Salisbury High School recently gave SHS a check for $145,900 to complete what project?

A. New band instruments

B. Air conditioning for the gym

C. Landscaping

D. Resurfacing for tennis courts


 2. Although Republicans make up the largest portion of registered voters in Rowan (about 37,000), followed by Democrats (about 28,600), unaffiliated voters are a growing demographic. About how many voters in Rowan choose not to register with a specific party?

A. 26,000

B. 20,000

C. 15,400

D. 12,200


 3. The Rowan County United Way kicked off its annual fundraising campaign Wednesday evening at the J.F. Hurley YMCA. What is this year’s fundraising goal?

A. $2.5 million

B. $2 million

C. $1.5 million

D. $1 million


 4. Rowan County appears to have a buyer who’s offered $20,000 for the West Innes Street property that formerly housed Social Services and other county offices. Who’s the likely buyer?

A. Cheerwine

B. The Robertson Foundation

C. NASCAR driver Mike Wallace

D. Livingstone College


5. Freightliner has unveiled its new Cascadia heavy duty semi-trailer truck, which will be built at the company’s Cleveland plant. Which of these is among the features touted in the new model’s sleeper area?

A. Built-in Keurig brewing station

B. Patented “Sleep-Ezy” noise cancellation system

C. Therapeutic mattresses

D. Can accommodate a 26-inch flat screen TV


 6. In the master plan for county parks approved by Rowan commissioners this week, what new facility may be added to Dunn’s Mountain Park in the future?

A. Rock climbing course

B. Horse trail

C. Mountain biking course

D. Skateboarding arena


 7. The N.C. Board of Elections has approved Rowan County’s early voting plan, which includes six early voting sites. What is the final day for early voting?

A. Oct. 22

B. Oct. 29

C. Nov. 1

D.  Nov. 5


8. Salisbury resident Brad Foster is developing his first feature film, a comedy about workers at a box store. How is he raising moneyto help fund the venture?

A. Auctioning off a cameo role in the movie

B. Through product placement in the movie

C. Through a Kickstarter campaign

D. By selling moving boxes


Answers below:


1. B

2. A

3. C

4. C

5. D

6. A

7. D

8. C



High School

Photo gallery: Carson girls win West Regional, headed to state championship

High School

High school basketball: Carson girls headed to state championship game


Commissioners set date for public hearing on potential solar energy system rule changes


Two of Rep. Sasser’s bills successfully pass through Health Committee


Rep. Warren’s measure to allow removal of public notices from newspapers put on back burner

China Grove

China Grove Town Council weighs future of previously rejected housing development


Salisbury City Council hears public comments, receives presentation on Main Street reconfiguration


Blotter: Man charged with felony drug offenses


California crash kills 13 of 25 people crammed into SUV


Biden vows enough vaccines by end of May


State to vaccinate medically vulnerable starting March 24


One new death, 20 new COVID-19 positives reported in Rowan


Kannapolis man dies in moped crash


Salisbury Police chief addresses K-9 video, says officer separated from animal


Rowan Rescue Squad sets record straight on fundraising typo


City approves DOT agreement, Salisbury Station project could begin next year


County plans to use vulture effigy, enforce violations to remedy animal carcass feeding problem


Two weeks after ending enhanced protocols, Catawba has no COVID-19 cases


Council to hear revised version of Downtown Main Street Plan


Veto override of NC school reopening bill fails in Senate


Political Notebook: Majority of likely voters, local legislators support school reopening bill


COVID-19 vaccinations in Rowan top positives since start of pandemic


Man faces drug charges after breaking and entering call


Waterworks schedules 2021 Summer ARTventures