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Week in review: Test your nose for local news

1. The Salisbury Police Department — along with the Drug Enforcement Agency in general — is warning the public about the dangers of a specific pain-relief drug which often has been combined with heroin in overdose deaths. What is the drug?
A. Acetaminophen
B. Fentanyl
C. Naproxen
D. Aspirin

2. Salisbury native Rocky Cabagnot has been named the new executive director of what non-profit organization?
A. The Rowan United Way
B. Rowan County YMCA
C. Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency
D. Salisbury-Rowan Community Development Corp.

3. The N.C. General Assembly has appointed state Sen. Andrew Brock, R-Davie, to the State Board of Review, meaning Brock will have to give up his Senate seat. Who else from Rowan County already sits on the Board of Review?
A. John Holshouser
B. Chip Short
C. Fred Steen
D. Steve Blount

4. Dr. Elliott Love, who works in the Salisbury office for the Dermatology Group of the Carolinas, competed in an “American Ninja Warrior” regional competition. Where was that regional competition held?
A. Daytona Beach, Fla.
B. Cleveland, Ohio
C. San Antonio, Texas
D. Chattanooga, Tenn.

5. Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church is marking a special anniversary year in 2017. How many years ago was the church first organized?
A. 50
B. 90
C. 125
D. 150

6. A new restaurant, Palermo’s Italian Cuisine, has opened at 127 S. Main St., Salisbury. Where did the original Palermo’s open in 2007?
A. Spencer
B. Granite Quarry
C. Rockwell
D. Kannapolis

7. Granite Quarry recently renamed a street in honor of this former town official. For whom is the street named?
A. Mary Ponds
B. Jake Fisher
C. Harry Sifford
D. Dan Peters

8. Brad Jackson, a foster care records specialist at Lutheran Services Carolinas, recently used CPR to save the life of a 13-year-old boy who almost drowned in Jackson’s pool. What was it about Jackson’s reliance on CPR that made this story unusual?
A. Jackson had never received CPR instruction
B. He performed the CPR for more than 30 minutes
C. He had attended a CPR refresher class the day before
D. Jackson used his feet, not his hands, to compress the chest of the boy

9. Jean Helms has opened a bakery for dogs on South Main Street in Salisbury. What is the name of this new shop?
A. No Bones About it
B, A Dog’s Life Bakery
C. Doggie Bag
D. Bella’s Barkery

10. Rowan County’s Bobby Parnell, who has been a successful major league baseball pitcher in the past, is on the comeback trail to the big leagues and is currently pitching for what Triple-A team?
A. Charlotte Knights
B. Rochester Redwings
C. Pawtucket Red Sox
D. Nashville Sounds


Answers below:


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



Blotter: April 14


Former North Carolina Gov. McCrory enters US Senate race


Salisbury woman arrested in Myrtle Beach for abducting child


County updates health director job description, will advertise for position

High School

High school tennis: East beats Carson, still hopes to share NPC title


Board of Elections to purchase upgraded voting equipment using federal grant


Kyle Seager drives in winning run in first game as Mariners split doubleheader with Orioles


City exhausts this year’s funds for Innes Street Improvements, Municipal Services District grant programs


Landis adopts amendments to Zoning Ordinance related to signs, Planning Board terms


Cop, police chief resign 2 days after Black motorist’s death


Expert says cop was justified in pinning down George Floyd


Blotter: April 13


County switches vaccines for Livingstone clinic after federal, state guidance


US recommends ‘pause’ for J&J vaccine over clot reports


Superintendent talks first 100 days, dives into district data


‘It was an answer to a call:’ TenderHearted Home Care celebrates 10 years of providing care at home


Political Notebook: Local polls find increasing number of North Carolinians want COVID-19 vaccine


Trial begins on challenge to latest NC voter ID law


Burch, Fisher, Marsh honored as 2021 recipients of Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Humanitarian Award


Landis board talks revenues, budget planning, department updates


College baseball: Catawba rolls 7-1 and 24-1


Student fires at officers at Tennessee school, is killed


Police: Minnesota officer meant to draw Taser, not handgun


Man receives consecutive prison sentences for sex offenses