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Week in review: Test your nose for local news

1. Why were both Sandy and Casey Parsons in Rowan County Superior Court this past week?

A. For the start of their trial on first-degree murder charges, which allege they killed their daughter, Erica

B. For their first appearance in court on first-degree murder charges

C. For separate psychiatric evaluations, which had been requested by their Salisbury attorneys

D. Because of the local murder charges, they had to transfer their residence from federal prisons to the Rowan County Detention Center

2. Casey Parsons, the dead girl’s adoptive mother, came to Rowan County this week from a federal prison where?

A. Wheeling, West Virginia

B. Lansing, Michigan

C. Norfolk, Virginia

D. Tallahassee, Florida

3. Debbie Hamrick, director of specialty crops with the N.C. Farm Bureau, told a Rowan County Chamber of Commerce audience this past week that North Carolina’s population is growing while its farmland is diminishing. According to Hamrick, how much of the state is still considered farmland?

A. Two-thirds

B. Half

C. A third

D. A quarter

4. What Mel Brooks comedy is now playing at the Meroney Theater, thanks to Piedmont Players?

A. “Blazing Saddles”

B. “Robin Hood: Men in Tights”

C. “The Producers”

D. “High Anxiety”

5. Livingstone College has something new on its campus off West Monroe Street. What is it?

A. A new Blue Bear statue near the college entrance

B. A new student cafeteria

C. A school-sponsored fraternity for athletes

D. A radio station

6. As part of student walkouts nationwide in the aftermath of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, a group of about 40 North Rowan High students were disciplined for not accepting administrators’ offer to use the auditorium. They walked outside of the school instead. What was their punishment?

A. In-school suspension

B. Expulsion

C. Suspension from school for five days

D. They have to write at least a three-page paper on why the walkout was important to them

7. The Ninth Annual County Health Rankings, released this past week by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, reported Rowan County has improved in its health ranking since the 2017. Last year, Rowan ranked 73rd, judged on a variety of factors that improve both length and quality of life. What is Rowan’s new health ranking out of North Carolina’s 100 counties?

A. 33rd

B. 47th

C. 56th

D. 62nd

8. Women are the focal point of the first official art show for a Salisbury business. Where can you find this art exhibit for women, by women?

A. Morgan Ridge Railwalk Brewery & Eatery

B. Mean Mug Coffee Co.

C. Koco Java

D. Sidewalk Deli

9. “Palestine: Unlimited” is an art exhibit now on display in Peeler Hall at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Through what did the Palestinian artists express themselves in this exhibit?

A. Photographs

B. Charcoal drawings

C. Oil paintings

D. Sculptures

10. Jim Sharkey, a Salisbury singer-songwriter who spent most of his youth in Ireland, was born somewhere else. Sharkey is a native of what country?

A. United States

B. Russia

C. Netherlands

D. Germany


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



Senate Democrats strike deal on jobless aid, move relief bill closer to approval


Duke Life Flight pilot may have shut down wrong engine in fatal crash


Two NC counties get to participate in satellite internet pilot for students


PETA protesters gather in front of police department


UPDATED: Eight new COVID-19 deaths, 203 positives reported in county this week


Sheriff’s office: Two charged after suitcase of marijuana found in Jeep


Thomasville officer hospitalized after chase that started in Rowan County


Board of elections discusses upgrading voting machines, making precinct changes


Lawmakers finalize how state will spend COVID-19 funds


Salisbury Station one of several ‘hot spots’ included in NCDOT rail safety study


Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, school considering options


Iredell County votes to move Confederate memorial to cemetery


Lara Trump may have eyes on running for a Senate seat


Rowan among counties in Biden’s disaster declaration from November floods


PETA plans protest at Salisbury Police Department on Friday


Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, charter revoked


29 new positives, no new COVID-19 deaths reported


Blotter: Woman charged with drug crimes


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