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Week in review: Test your nose for local news

1. A federal court issued an important ruling Thursday in a lawsuit involving North Carolina’s congressional districts. What did the three-judge panel decide?

A. Voter IDs will not be required in Tuesday’s primary.

B. It denied objections that district lines were unconstitutional and violated voting rights.

C. It said that candidates must live in the district they’re seeking to represent.

D. It ruled that candidates can change their political party at any time before Election Day


2. Rowan is among 25 North Carolina counties where seatbelt usage will be monitored in June as part of an effort to improve traffic safety. According to a previous survey, what percentage of Rowan drivers buckle up?

A. About 95 percent

B. About 90 percent

C. About 88 percent

D. About 80 percent


3. Salisbury native Ralph Roberts was a close friend and confidant of actress Marilyn Monroe, as well as being acquainted with several other famous Hollywood stars. What allowed Roberts’ to rub shoulders with all of these celebrities?

A. He gave acting lessons

B. He ran a Hollywood catering service

C. He owned an interior decorating firm

D. He was a trained masseur


4. The Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation was back in Rowan County over Memorial Day to honor veterans and their widows. What does the foundation do?

A. Provides rides in hot-air balloons

B. Provides rides in historic biplanes

C. Offers free skydiving lessons

D. Distributes free models of WWII fighter planes


5. Salvation Army “Doughnut Girls” were on hand at Krispy Kreme outlets on Friday to mark National Doughnut Day, commemorating when “Doughnut Lassies” served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. What year was National Doughnut Day first observed?

A. 1922

B. 1930

C. 1938

D. 1942


6. Among his many acts of philanthropy, Ralph Ketner established an annual $10,000 award for the employee who came up with the best idea for improving efficiency in state government. How much is it estimated this has saved taxpayers over 25 years?

A. $38 million

B. $20 million

C. $10 million

D. $5 million


7.  In addition to selecting candidates for N.C. congressional districts, what else will voters find on the ballot Tuesday?

A. Candidates for state attorney general

B. Candidates for state secretary of labor

C. Candidates for agriculture commissioner

D. Candidates for N.C. Supreme Court Associate Justice


8. “Trans Conversations: An Educational Forum” gave participants the opportunity to gain information about transgender people and related issues. Who sponsored the Salisbury event?

A. The U.S. Justice Department


C. The N.C. Legislature

D. Salisbury Pride






Answers below:

1. B

2. C

3. D

4. B

5. C

6. A

7. D

8. D






Answers below:

1. B

2. C

3. D

4. B

5. C

6. A

7. D



RSS superintendent talks district’s future, strategic plan survey


Complaints and fines pile up against unpermitted landfill in southwest Rowan County


Catawba baseball: Crowd comes out to say goodbye to Newman Park


History is a great teacher: Farming has helped shape Rowan County


‘A safe place for them’: Timeless Wigs and Marvelous Things celebrates fifth anniversary

China Grove

County will hear request for more tree houses, hobbit-style homes in China Grove


Livingstone College partners with Health Department to administer 500 Pfizer vaccinations


‘Elite and it shows’: Staff at Partners in Learning at Novant celebrate news of national accreditation


Biz Roundup: Food Lion earns Energy Star award for 20th consecutive year


Ester Marsh: What body type are you?


The queen says goodbye to Philip, continues her reign alone


Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million


US, China agree to cooperate on climate crisis with urgency


Sikh community calls for gun reforms after FedEx shooting

High School

North Rowan romps into second round of football playoffs


FBI had interviewed former FedEx employee who killed eight


Gastonia man sentenced for crash into restaurant that killed his daughter, daughter-in-law


Some call for charges after video of police shooting 13-year-old in Chicago


State unemployment rate falls to 5.2% in March


NASCAR approach to virus vaccine varies greatly


Judge rejects Cherokee challenge against new casino in Kings Mountain


Jackson tops NC Senate fundraising; Walker coffers also full


Kiwanis Pancake Festival serves thousands of flapjacks for charity


Rowan remains in state’s middle, yellow tier for COVID-19 community spread