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Week in review: Test your nose for local news

1. There are now at least nine dropbox locations in Rowan County for what?

A. Unwanted dogs and cats

B. Pennies (to go toward local charities)

C. Used batteries

D. Expired or unneeded prescription drugs

2. The Rowan County Board of Commissioners has approved Fibrant’s first extension outside of the Salisbury city limits to serve whom?

A. Residents and businesses in Granite Quarry

B. The Freightliner plant in Cleveland

C. Residents and businesses in Spencer and East Spencer

D. Two businesses — Agility Fuel Systems and Gildan Yarns.

3. ESPN’s Chris Berman, who was inducted into the National Sports Media Association’s Hall of Fame in Salisbury last week, grew up an ardent fan of what professional football team?

A. New York Jets

B. Washington Redskins

C. Green Bay Packers

D. Chicago Bears

4. Berman is known for inventive nicknames he comes up with for ballplayers. Early on, he especially had fun with baseball players. Which of these was the first nickname he bestowed on a player?

A. Julio “Won’t You Take Me on a Sea” Cruz

B. Albert “Winnie The” Pujols

C. Greg “Math” Maddux

D. Chuck “New Kids on the” Knoblauch

5. Who has won the last three National Sportscaster of the Year awards in Salisbury?

A. Bob Costas

B. Dick Enberg

C. Mike “Doc” Emrick

D. Jim Nantz

6. Salisbury was among 20 cities competing for 2016 All-America City status from the National Civic League in Denver. While Salisbury was a finalist, it was not one of the 10 cities walking away with an All-America City award. What city from North Carolina did?

A. High Point

B. Asheboro

C. New Bern

D. Asheville

7. Promats Athletics of Salisbury has been chosen as the official supplier of athletic equipment for a new stadium that’s going to be host for a Major League Baseball game July 3 between the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins. Where will this stadium be located?

A. Fort Hood

B. Fort Jackson

C. Fort Bragg

D. Fort Benning

8. Dennis Reed, a 2006 graduate of Catawba College, has a song titled “Necessary,” which has become a viral hit thanks to its posting on Facebook by the singer Reed has been touring with over the past few months. Who is that former American Idol singer?

A. Kelly Clarkson

B. Fantasia Barrino

C. Jordin Sparks

D. Carrie Underwood

9. What are the first two county departments to have new, more spacious offices in the West End Plaza, formerly the Salisbury Mall?

A. Rowan County Health Department and Rowan County Emergency Medical Services

B. Rowan County Environmental Services and Rowan Register of Deeds

C. Rowan Transit System and Rowan County Department of Social Services

D. Rowan County Board of Elections and Rowan County Veteran Services Office.

10. On his continuing bicycle trek, retracing historic Route 66, Rowan County’s David Freeze took a side trip this past week to what notable U.S. tourist stop?

A. Mount Rushmore

B. Old Faithful

C. Hoover Dam

D. The Grand Canyon


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7. C.
8. B.
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Seaford is first woman in county hired for town manager position since the ’90s


Colonial Spring Frolic makes a comeback to kick off museum’s year


Concord City Council wants to name bridge for fallen officer, Rowan native


RSS administration will recommend selling Faith Elementary property to charter school


Inspired by advice from father-in-law, Angela Mills launches her own business in memory of him


Rowan County Democrats re-elect leaders, pass resolutions


Baseball: Memories come alive in Ferebee book


During Child Abuse Prevention Month, professionals reflect on detecting abuse in a virtual world


Biz Roundup: Small Business Center announces spring slate of workshop for business owners


Kiwanis Pancake Festival starts Friday


Rowan fire marshal seeks to clear up confusion, worry caused by solicitation letter


Fun every day: Fifth anniversary for Yadkin Path Montessori School


Charles: Royal family ‘deeply grateful’ for support for Philip


North Carolina sites to resume J&J vaccines after CDC review


Cooper OKs bill offering K-12 students summer school option

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Jeffrey MacDonald won’t be released despite deteriorating health


Amazon warehouse workers reject union in Alabama


Ex-NFL player’s brain to be probed for trauma-related harm after Rock Hill shootings


Duke University to require COVID vaccinations for fall term


Cooper OKs bill offering K-12 students summer school option

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