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Week in review: Test your nose for local news

1. The Rowan County Board of Commissioners has committed $10,000 toward an 8-foot-tall, 20-foot-wide granite monument proposed for the Salisbury City Park area at West Miller and North Jackson streets. Who or what would it recognize?
A. Men from Rowan County who were killed in Vietnam
B. Civil rights efforts in Rowan County from the 1960s
C. President Andrew Jackson, who practiced law in Salisbury as a young man
D. The original location of Rowan County’s Veterans Hospital after the Civil War

2. Pfeiffer University has announced that its president, Colleen Perry Keith, will leave the school effective May 31 to take a job as president of Goldey-Beacom College. Where is Goldey-Beacom located?
A. Colorado
B. Maine
C. Iowa
D. Delaware

3. Salisbury Mayor Pro Tem David Post is among the organizers of a March 15 summit, closed to the public, that has invited close to 150 people of varying backgrounds. What’s the summit’s main goal?
A. To lay out a better strategy to address vacant properties in the city
B. To seek input on the planned downtown park, Bell Tower Green
C. To solicit economic development ideas for the city
D. To ask how the city could make better use of its fiber-optic cable system

4. In Greensboro on Feb. 16, South Rowan High School junior Logan Lambert won his second state title in what?
A. Chess
B. Debating
C. Public speaking
D. Wrestling

5. Bobbie Beam and Ed Tyson, both of Kannapolis, recently celebrated the anniversary of something they did 10 years ago. What?
A. They were the first two people who signed up for the MURDOCK Study, which is longitudinal medical research into many health issues.
B. Tyson gave Beam one of his kidneys.
C. They sang together as part of a choral group at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and they have gone back once a year since.
D. Ten years ago, Beam administered CPR to Tyson at a Kannapolis restaurant and is credited with saving his life.

6. The Green Book, which was published between 1936 and 1966, provided black motorists with suggestions for safe places to patronize in the age of segregation. Over the years, at least two Salisbury businesses were recommended in the Green Book. Which ones?
A. Dalton’s Lunch and Safety Taxi
B. Gerock’s Grocery and Red Pig BBQ
C. Bill’s Bakery and Al’s Night Hawk
D. T&F Barbecue and Happy Traveler Inn

7. Salisbury Mayor Al Heggins recently joined mayors in Durham, Asheville, Greensboro, Fayetteville, Burlington, Chapel Hill and Carrboro in opposition to what?
A. Voter fraud in the disputed election for the N.C. 9th District U.S. House seat
B. Federal tariffs on imported steel
C. State incentives for a proposed nuclear waste holding facility
D. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids in the state

8. Hurley Elementary School has created a men’s group whose core mission is to inspire boys to develop greater expectations for themselves and those around them. What is this group called?
A. Men in Black
B. Male Men
C. Guys in Ties
D. Buddy System

9. More than 200 people were in Salisbury this weekend for a statewide conference. What was it?
A. N.C. Main Street Conference
B. N.C. Community College Fine Arts Conference
C. N.C. Historic Preservation Conference
D. N.C. Banking Commission Conference

10. Dr. Mary A. Love, an adjunct professor at Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, uses her collection of what as a way to educate people about African-American history and culture?
A. Coins
B. Baseball cards
C. Stamps
D. Quilts



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



School board talks competency-based learning, receives new offer on Faith Elementary


Chamber of Commerce warns buyers about used tractor company with Cleveland address


American Legion Post plans cocktail sip


Harold B. Jarrett Post to host blood drive


17 new COVID-19 cases, one new death reported


School meals expect a smooth transition for students


Fully vaccinated people can gather without masks, CDC says


Lane, ramp closures scheduled for I-85 in Salisbury


Blotter: March 8

Ask Us

Ask Us: How can homebound seniors be vaccinated?


Political Notebook: Interim health director to talk COVID-19 at county Democrats breakfast


‘Their names liveth forevermore:’ Officials dedicate Fire Station No. 6 to fallen firefighters Monroe, Isler


Blotter: Salisbury man charged for breaking into Salisbury High, getting juvenile to help


With virus aid in sight, Democrats debate filibuster changes


City officials differ on how, what information should be released regarding viral K-9 officer video

High School

High school basketball: Carson girls are 3A champions


High school, college sweethearts marry nearly 50 years later


With jury trials set to resume, impact of COVID-19 on process looms

Legion baseball

Book explores life of Pfeiffer baseball coach Joe Ferebee


Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education to receive update on competency-based education


Biz Roundup: Kannapolis expects to see economic, housing growth continue in 2021


A fixture of downtown Salisbury’s shopping scene, Caniche celebrates 15th anniversary this month


Slate of new officers during local GOP convention; Rev. Jenkins becomes new chair


Landis officials narrow search for new manager to five candidates; expect decision within a month