Week in review: Test your nose for local news

Published 12:00 am Sunday, December 9, 2018

1. Salisbury City Council passed a resolution of intent this past Tuesday to establish a Fair Housing Committee, and the Housing Advocacy Commission received an update Thursday on the progress toward one. How many members will the Fair Housing Committee have?

A. Five

B. Nine

C. 12

D. 16

2. Why was the number “754” significant to Sacred Heart Catholic School this past Thursday?

A. That’s the countdown to the number of days before the school’s new soccer stadium will be built

B. Enrollment has topped 750 students for the first time in the school’s history

C. There were 754 items placed into a time capsule buried at the school’s new education wing

D. Students collected 754 toys as donations to the Toys for Tots program

3. Who is Black Point Investment?

A. The builder of speculative buildings at the Granite Quarry Industrial Park

B. The firm contracted to run Fibrant, the city’s cable utility

C. The developer of the Empire Hotel property in Salisbury

D. The new owner of the Salisbury Post

4. This coming Tuesday, the Spencer Board of Aldermen will move to replace Kevin Jones, who resigned in November. Why did Jones step down?

A. He moved to Virginia

B. He won election to the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education

C. He took the town manager’s job

D. It was determined he didn’t live within the town limits of Spencer

5. When President George H.W. Bush visited the Faith Fourth of July activities in 1992 and played in a softball game, what did the president do in his first at bat?

A. Struck out

B. Singled through the infield

C. Hit into a double play

D. Doubled down the first base line

6. Who was the N.C. governor who also came to Faith that day in 1992?

A. Jim Holshouser

B. Jim Hunt

C. Jim Martin

D. Mike Easley

7. When you combine their careers together, recent retirees Randy and Pam Elium had close to 75 years of working for what local business?

A. Tractor Supply

B. Godley’s Garden Center

C. Southern States

D. James River Equipment

8. In two years, Darrell Harwood’s Stand Together Music Festival in China Grove has raised how much for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society?

A. More than $6,000

B. More than $23,000

C. More than $44,000

D. More than $75,000.

9. The Rockwell Museum Festival of Trees and Christmas village opened for the season Friday evening and will run through Dec. 16. What is the theme of the Christmas train village this year?

A. “Christmas in the Old West”

B. “A Star Wars Christmas”

C. “A Grinchy, Pinchy Christmas”

D. “A Currier & Ives Postcard”

10. Speaking recently to students at Carson High School, Zev Harel said, “In two months, I will be 89 years old, but what I am sharing with you happened when I was younger than you are today.” What did Harel go on to talk about with the students?

A. His recollections of the morning Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor, where his sailor father was stationed in 1941

B. The day he met Yankees great Joe Dimaggio, who came to the hospital where Harel was recuperating from typhoid fever

C. His experiences as a teenager being held in German concentration camps during World War II

D. How he survived the sinking of the Titantic


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