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Week in review: Test your nose for local news

1. Riley Costello, a high school sophomore from Warwick, Rhode Island, visited Salisbury this past week, sharing at the Salisbury Human Relations’ annual banquet a 10-minute video documentary she had produced. Who was the subject of Costello’s video?

A. Wiley Lash

B. Deedee Wright

C. Raemi Evans

D. Elizabeth Duncan Koontz

2. Who is the longtime leader of the Rowan County United Way who will be resigning, effective March 31?

A. Jackie Harris

B. Bob Lippard

C. Karen South Jones

D. Terry Osborne

3. A threat made on Facebook Wednesday evening that targeted a high school with the initials “SHS” turned out to be a school in another state. Still, it led first to a Code Yellow lockdown Thursday, which was soon upgraded to an even more secure lockdown. What color lockdown was Salisbury High under Thursday and Friday?

A. Code Red

B. Code Orange

C. Code Purple

D. Code Blue

4. Former Piedmont Airlines employees gathered at the N.C. Transportation Museum this past week to celebrate a milestone reunion. In what year did Piedmont, which was based in Winston-Salem, see its first departure flight (from Wilmington)?

A. 1943

B. 1948

C. 1953

D. 1958

5. “He was one of those individuals in my life when I was a teenager that helped me to understand what Christian faith meant. That really positioned me to her God’s call.” What local pastor said this after the death Wednesday of the Rev. Billy Graham?

A. The Rev. Rhodes Woolly

B. The Rev. Dr. Derrick R. Anderson

C. The Rev. Dr. Mark Conforti

D. Dr. Kenneth Lance

6. What festival, which proved to be popular in its first year, is coming back to Salisbury in May?

A. Big Slide Festival

B. Food Lion Feeds Festival

C. Cheerwine Festival

D. Hops and Chops Festival

7. Rowan County resident Susan Linza is holding a benefit sale March 8 for an ailing artist she befriended while on a cruise in 2016. On what Caribbean island does her artist friend, Giselle Vargas Melean, live?

A. Curacao

B. Aruba

C. Granada

D. Bonaire

8. “It’s haunted our county for several years now,” Rowan County Sheriff Kevin Auten said at a press conference last week. To what was he referring?

A. The opioid epidemic

B. The death of young A’yanna Allen

C. Gang violence

D. The disappearance and murder of Erica Parsons

9. The Rowan County Board of Commissioners was asked this past week to OK $80,000 toward an intense and targeted marketing campaign for the county that would be conducted mostly over social media. What organization made this request?

A. Convention and Visitors Bureau

B. Rowan County Chamber of Commerce

C. Growing Rowan

D. Rowan Museum Inc.

10. Livingstone College has received a $1 million endowed scholarship from the family of a former president of the college. The scholarship money will give financial assistance to students who have shown academic excellence in science, technology engineering and math disciplines. Who was this former president?

A. Catrelia Hunter

B. George Battle

C. Bernard Franklin

D. George Shipman


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



Catawba College hosts three in-person commencement ceremonies


With high case loads causing numerous staff departures, Child Protective Services seeks more positions


Livingstone College graduates celebrate ‘crossing the finish line’ during commencement celebration


Rowan sees 4 new COVID-19 deaths as mask mandate lifted, vaccines administered continue decline


Spencer is latest town updating its development ordinance


Salisbury native Kristy Woodson Harvey makes NY Times bestseller list


Board of Commissioners will convene for third time in May


Biz Roundup: Salisbury, Kannapolis among recipients of Region of Excellence Awards


Cheerleading team competes at Disney


Salisbury High to celebrate football, swimming champions with parade

High School

High school girls soccer: Isley, Webb lead all-county team


Spencer awarded $10,000 to develop trails at Stanback Forest


‘Tails and Tales’ coming to library this summer


Public Records: March Deeds


Salisbury Symphony’s ‘Return to the Concert Hall’ available May 24-31


Salisbury teen becomes one of first in age group to receive COVID-19 vaccine


Down Goat: Local farm and creamery poised to add goat yoga, artisan goat cheese to offerings


Pandemic’s impact, uncertainty of transit funding prompt request to eliminate Rowan Express service


New Waterworks’ exhibit opens June 1

High School

High school football: Walsh accepts the South football challenge


Price of Freedom Museum gets donated landscape project


Rowan Museum will have Upscale Yard Sale Saturday


Seventh dragon boat festival set for July 24; deadline for sponsorships is May 28


‘Shocking and horrifying’: Israel destroys AP office in Gaza