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Week in review: Test your nose for local news

A weekly quiz on local news

1. In efforts to entice $311 million in investment and 736 new jobs to Rowan County, the Board of Commissioners approved $6.5 million in incentive grants for three potential economic development projects. What are the code names the Rowan EDC gave the three?
A. Project Yankee, Project Help and Project Rocky
B. Project Racing, Project Terrapin and Project Alberta
C. Project Kodiak, Project Arizona and Project Care
D. Project Houston, Project Icon and Project Harmony

2. FEMA, part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, approved a $142,334 grant for the town of Granite Quarry. What will the money be used for?
A. To correct three flood-prone spots in town that became evacuation areas during the Hurricane Florence
B. To outfit every patrol car of the Granite Quarry-Faith Police Authority with cameras, computers and tinted glass
C. To make Town Hall earthquake-proof
D. To buy air packs for the Fire Department

3. One of the Salisbury Police Department’s community-engagement initiatives tries to bring police officers and residents together at businesses that serve primarily what?
A. Doughnuts
B. Coffee
C. Barbecue
D. Tacos

4. Catawba College has hired its first coordinator for what?
A. Esports
B. Women’s lacrosse
C. Foreign language studies
D. An associate degree program in massage therapy

5. The Salisbury High-Oak Grove High football game that was scheduled for Friday night was rescheduled for Nov. 9. Why?
A. Oak Grove seniors on the football team were committed to a class trip to Washington, D.C.
B. Salisbury High’s team trainers from Novant Health were obligated to attend a two-day seminar in Winston-Salem that conflicted with the game.
C. A mistake by the N.C. High School Association led to referees not being scheduled.
D. A contagious bacterial infection was confirmed among the Oak Grove team.

6. Salisbury City Council held a special four-hour meeting on Wednesday that dealt with what?
A. Meeting procedures
B. Making appointments and reappointments to boards and commissions
C. Hearing from residents and business owners
D. Discussing the pros and cons of district representation

7. The Salisbury Fire Department broke ground Tuesday on Station No. 6, which will be named for firefighters Victor Isler and Justin Monroe. The men died in the Salisbury Millworks fire 10 years ago. Where will the new station be?
A. Mahaley Avenue
B. Airport Road
C. Enon Church Road
D. Cedar Springs Road

8. Linda Kepley, with some help from her daughter-in-law Tammy, made most of the food for Saturday evening’s Chicken & Pickin’ at China Grove Roller Mill. Besides her noteworthy chicken and dumplings, what else did Kepley make?
A. Carrot cake
B. German slaw
C. Macaroni and cheese
D. Pineapple casserole

9. Helen Brown has raised close to $250,000 for cystic fibrosis research through yard sales she and her husband, Ralph, have held since 2001. What personal connection does Helen have with the disease?
A. She has two grandchildren with CF.
B. She had a close friend who died from CF.
C. Her father once was executive director of the national organization for CF research.
D. She had a brother who fought CF his whole life.

10. Elsie Bennett, co-owner of West Rowan Farm, Home and Garden, made a special trip to Patterson Farm on Tuesday for what reason?
A. To announce the merger of her store with the farming operation
B. To watch the barn quilt she designed and painted be installed
C. To announce the opening of a cornfield maze that her store is co-sponsoring with Patterson Farm
D. To conduct her first class on how to can vegetables from fall gardens


1. C

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



Catawba holds baccalaureate services for Class of 2021


$9M settlement for two men wrongfully sent to death row


China lands spacecraft on Mars in latest advance for its space program


Gas crunch hits Washington; Colonial Pipeline paid nearly $5 million in Bitcoin ransom


State mostly returns to normal operations after 15 months of lockdowns, restrictions


Blotter: Man accused of stealing car, crashing it


Man faces new charge of attempted murder for father’s shooting


Gov. Cooper lifts indoor mask mandate for most situations, gathering limits


Barnes gets new punishment of two life sentences in Tutterow couple’s 1992 murder

High School

High school football: State’s top honor goes to Jalon Walker


Scout’s Honor: With dedication of flag retirement box, Salem Fleming earns Eagle Scout rank


North Carolina king, queen of NCAA lacrosse tourneys


Kannapolis seniors walk elementary schools


Local real estate company employees come out in force to build Habitat house


Quotes of the week


Auditors find oversight lacking for $3 billion of state’s pandemic aid


When will gas situation return to normal?


Rowan native Shuping posthumously receives Concord Police Department’s Medal of Valor, Purple Heart


GOP measure on penalties for rioting draws fire


Black high school softball player told to cut hair


State shows 303 COVID-19 deaths in Rowan


CDC: Fully vaccinated people can largely ditch masks indoors


One arrested, another hospitalized in Castor Road stabbing

China Grove

China Grove Roller Mill open for tours Saturday