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Week in review: Test your nose for local news

1. Why was there such a big crowd at the Rowan County Animal Shelter this past Wednesday?

A. PETA had organized a demonstration against practices at the shelter

B. There was a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new addition dedicated to cats

C. The shelter offered an adoption special on dogs and cuts, cutting the normal adoption price by 80 percent

D. The shelter offered a two-hour window during which all adoptions were free

2. Property owners in the 26-home Drummond Village in Salisbury spoke at a public hearing this past Tuesday to lodge their objection to a planned expansion of the subdivision by 150 homes. Along what highway artery is Drummond Village located?

A. Mooresville Road (N.C. 150)

B. East Innes Street (N.C. 52)

C. Stokes Ferry Road

D. Statesville Boulevard (U.S. 70)

3. A pair of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College students, William Bullard and William Almon, won individual national championships at the 53rd annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held in Louisville, Kentucky. Bullard and Almon are enrolled in what program at RCCC?

A. Masonry

B. Electrical engineering

C. Air conditioning, heating and refrigeration

D. Fire science

4. David Cline and his father, Wayne, have returned home after spending a week in the Normandy region of France commemorating the 74th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in 1944. What was the special thing David Cline did in connection with their visit?

A. He sang the U.S. national anthem before the parade in Sainte-Mere-Eglise

B. He was one of 575 NATO paratroopers who landed in a drop zone near Sainte-Mere-Eglise

C. He presented to French officials a U.S. flag that had survived the invasion force hitting Omaha Beach June 6.

D. As the grandson of one of the U.S. Army soldiers who landed on Omaha Beach, Cline was asked to reenact the landing with 1,000 other descendants of the invasion.

5. Reviewing her recent trip to Salisbury’s sister city — Salisbury, England — Mayor Al Heggins said her “platform” focused on what?

A, Promoting Salisbury’s four institutions of higher learning

B. Giving examples of how progressive Salisbury has become

C. Demonstrating Salisbury’s commitment to fire and police readiness

D. Describing through examples how diverse Salisbury is

6. The filing period for candidates seeking the office of Rowan Soil and Water Conservation District supervisor opens at noon Monday and runs until noon July 6. How many soil and water conservation supervisors does Rowan have?

A. Three

B. Five

C. Eight

D. 12

7. Carson High School’s Owen White was a second-round pick in the Major League Baseball draft, going 55th overall to what team?

A. Chicago Cubs

B. Tampa Bay Rays

C. Texas Rangers

D. Arizona Diamondbacks

8. The Rowan County Board of Commissioners voted this past Monday to make county parks tobacco-free. What local agency led the effort to make this happen?

A. Community Care Clinic

B. The Rowan chapter of the American Medical Association

C. Relay for Life

D. Healthy Rowan and its partners

9. For decades, Rowan Museum officials thought the museum had in its possession late 18th century portraits of Matthew Locke and his wife. But Catawba College history professor Gary Freeze thinks they are really another couple. Who?

A. John Steele and his wife

B. Maxwell Chambers and his second wife

C. Archibald Henderson and his daughter

D. Moses Locke and his wife

10. Which Rowan County high school awarded the most diplomas at graduation ceremonies Saturday?

A. West Rowan

B. Carson

C. East Rowan

D. South Rowan



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



County begins accepting restaurant grant applications


Blotter: Salisbury man charged with nine more felony sex offenses


Biden team readies wider economic package after virus relief


Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new solar wings


Cuomo sorry for remarks aide ‘misinterpreted’ as harassment


Trump calls for GOP unity, repeats lies about election loss


Rowan County administers 700 vaccines, with majority going to local educators


Shoplifting at Walmart presents challenge for Salisbury police


Commissioners will hear details about changes to solar energy policies


After overcoming obstacles, local barber Daniel King earns registered status


39th annual K12 student exhibitions go virtual


Biz Roundup: Chamber of Commerce to host ‘Salute to Agri-Business’ at March Power in Partnership


Local legislators back bills ranging from new restrictions on sex offenders to Holocaust education


After surviving COVID-19 scare, Lois Willard set to celebrate 100th birthday

High School

Carson rolls over South 41-0 as about 600 allowed in to see season opener for both


East Spencer after-school program looks toward opening, nonprofit status


Frank Ramsey inducted into the NC Military Veterans Hall of Fame


Livingstone’s Stoutamire inducted into 2021 CIAA Hall of Fame


J&J’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine


13 deaths reported in Rowan, county stresses need to receive second dose


10% of Rowan residents receive first dose; eight COVID-19 deaths reported this week


North Carolina State Highway Patrol commander to retire


UNC School of the Arts may go for online learning due to COVID-19 spread


Greensboro site to administer 3,000 daily vaccine doses starting March 10