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Week in review: Test your nose for local news

1. Two public officials — one a Rowan County commissioner, the other a Salisbury city councilman — have floated the idea of having Sheriff Kevin Auten temporarily become head of the Salisbury Police Department, too. Who were the two officials who have suggested this?
A. Brian Miller and Mike Caskey
B. Jim Greene and Maggie Blackwell
C. Greg Edds and Karen Alexander
D. Craig Pierce and Kenny Hardin

2. The National Sports Media Association announced this past week it will be moving the organization from its 57-year home in Salisbury. To what city is the NSMA (formerly the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association) going?
A. Charlotte
B. Greensboro
C. Raleigh
D. Winston-Salem

3. Who is the man credited for having the idea — as far back as 1957 — of an annual Salisbury banquet honoring the best state and national sports reporters?
A. Jim Hurley
B. Hank Palmer
C. Pete DiMizio
D. Ed Dupree

4. Residential neighbors to Catawba College are opposing the school’s recent proposal to do what?
A. Rezone several parcels in the residential neighborhoods adjoining the campus
B. Tear down Newman Park and replace it with apartments for students
C. Expand the parking lot next to Keppel Auditorium
D. Allow fraternity houses in the residential properties the college already owns next to the campus

5. In a response to Salisbury City Council about whether it had the authority to limit the use of no-knock warrants, the N.C. Attorney General’s Office said what?
A. Yes, the council could put restrictions on the Police Department’s use of no-knock warrants
B. No, the council does not have the authority to limit their use
C. It’s a question for the U.S. Attorney General’s Office, not the state
D. The council could establish a separate board of citizens to rule on each request for a no-knock warrant to be executed

6. The Housing Advocacy Commission says the city of Salisbury has how many vacant or dilapidated houses?
A. Between 150 and 200
B. Between 350 and 450
C. Between 500 and 550
D. Between 700 and 800

7. Jake Alexander III of Salisbury recently stepped down from a four-year stint on what state board?
A. Natural and Cultural Resources
B. Corrections
C. Transportation
D. Agriculture

8. As a baby, Salisbury High senior Mikayla Mather was left on a villager’s doorstep in a rural part of China. An American couple, Richard Kevin Mather and his wife, Lisa, adopted her from an orphanage a year-and-a-half later. Mikayla now competes nationally in equestrian events and aspires to become what?
A. A NASCAR driver
B. A veterinarian
C. A horse trainer
D. A jockey

9. Adam Miller performed this past week at Rowan Public Library as part of the Cheerwine Concert Series with Friends of the Library. Miller is nationally known for his skill in playing what instrument?
A. The autoharp
B. The hammer dulcimer
C. The four-string banjo
D. The mandolin

10. Catawba College professor Dr. David Freeze’s latest book is the last of a trilogy on the local heritage of what N.C. county?
A. Rowan
B. Catawba
C. Davie
D. Stanly


Answers below:


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



Kannapolis Police searching for suspect who fled scene of homicide


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