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Week in review: Test your nose for local news

1. Scotch-Irish Fire Department member Dustin Newton and his wife, Michelle, lost most of their belongings and their home was heavily damaged by a fire last Sunday morning. How did the couple and their dog manage to escape the home without being injured?

A. Doug and Michelle each had a fire extinguisher and used them to clear a path to the front door

B. Doug used a fire ax in the kitchen to chop through a closet and exit through a wall to the outside

C. They wrapped themselves up in insulation from a remodeling job and walked out through the burning kitchen to the carport

D. They opened their bedroom window, removed a screen and climbed out

2. Last week’s first winter storm of the season led to how many missed days for students of Rowan-Salisbury Schools?

A. One

B. Two

C. Three

D. Four

3. This past Monday marked the opening of a new store in China Grove. What was it?

A. A Food Lion

B. A Walgreens

C. A Dollar General


4. What happened this past Tuesday when the Spencer Board of Aldermen voted on naming a replacement for Kevin Jones, who had resigned as alderman because of his election to the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education?

A. No appointment was made, though there was considerable discussion

B. The board appointed Howard White to fill out Jones’ unexpired term.

C. The board appointed Jonathan Williams

D. The board appointed Rashid Mohammed

5. A citizens group which is forming to fight a proposal for the closing and demolition of North Rowan High has discussed various social media strategies, including the incorporation of which of the following hashtags?

A. #CavalierPride

B. #SaveNorthRowan

C. #CavsSayNo

D. #NorthRowanForever

6. Once airborne, the helicopter for Novant Health Rowan Medical Center’s air medic program can get to a hospital in Winston-Salem in what amount of time?

A. Nine minutes

B. 13 minutes

C. 19 minutes

D. 23 minutes

7. A team working on behalf of the Salisbury Community Appearance Commission reviewed 45 seasonal displays created by downtown businesses. Which business won the “Best Overall” award?

A. Caniche

B. South Main Book Company

C. Maison Monroe

D. Southern Sass

8. Zippia, a website dedicated to helping people find and pursue the right career, ranks Catawba College as the No. 3 college in North Carolina for what major?

A. Theater

B. Music

C. Sports management

D. Environmental science

9. Ryleigh and Stryker Edwards of China Grove recently won a national first-place award in the children’s division for something they made. What was it?

A. A gingerbread owl

B. A pineapple squirrel

C. An apple rhinoceros

D. A peppermint zebra

10. Anna Blume, a senior athlete at South Rowan High, has committed to play college softball at what university?

A. Coastal Carolina

B. Clemson

C. University of North Carolina at Wilmington

D. Lenoir-Rhyne


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



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


Seven new COVID-19 deaths, 166 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