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Week in review: Test your nose for local news

1. As evidence of Rowan County’s aging population, Nan Buehrer, executive director of Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, said, “For 2018, they’re projecting we have more older adults than children 17 and younger.” By 2036, what percentage of Rowan County’s population will be over age 60?

A. 11 percent

B. 17 percent

C. 28 percent

D. 41 percent

2. Michael Goodnight, a Rowan County firefighter responding to a call on the afternoon of July Fourth, was killed when his pickup struck a turning car on Gold Knob Road. For what department had Goodnight been a member for about two years?

A. Gold Hill

B. Rockwell Rural

C. Poole Town

D. West Liberty

3. An estimated 40,000 people attended the Faith Fourth of July Parade Wednesday morning. Who was this year’s grand marshal?

A. Daisy Bost

B. Judy Hampton

C. Greg Edds

D. Kevin Auten

4. Who is the new Miss Rowan County Veteran, crowned at the Faith Fourth?

A. Bayley Atkinson

B. Bailey Hoesman

C. Briana Richmond

D. Peyton Berry

5. Residents of Gold Hill gathered this past Tuesday night to mark what occasion?

A. The Fire Department’s addition of a new truck

B. The opening of a new restaurant in the historic Gold Hill village

C. The inclusion of the Gold Hill Mining District on the National Register of Historic Places

D. The fifth annual Gold Hill Ghost Walk

6. Ashton White, a West Rowan High graduate and student at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, made history when she became the first woman to do what?

A. Run three marathons in six days — separate events in Portland, Maine; Eau Claire, Wisconsin; and Nashville, Tennessee

B. Become a sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve by age 19

C. Win a gold medal for postsecondary masonry at a national skills test in Louisville, Kentucky

D. Win the 4-H national championship in calf roping in Ogden, Utah

7. The Veterans’ Legacy Foundation, with the help of U.S. Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C., made a special presentation to World War II veterans James W. Morris and Jack E. Gaskey on July Fourth. What did these men, now residents of the N.C. State Veterans Home in Salisbury, receive?

A. Preserved U.S. flags that had flown on their Navy battleships during the war

B. Framed copies of their draft notices

C. Plaques noting they are the oldest living members of Tank Battalion 737

D. Service medals they had earned in World War II

8. A China Grove man has been charged with felony sex offenses alleged to have occurred more than 30 years ago, in 1985. What led authorities to arrest him?

A. He turned himself in

B. A conversation the man had with his reported victim on Facebook

C. The person said to be the victim recognized the man when he exited the Ferris Wheel at the Faith Fourth of July

D. An undercover sting operation

9. Zac Almond, a former Catawba College catcher, is enjoying some success as a professional baseball player. His team, the Missoula (Montana) Osprey, competes in what league?

A. Big Sky League

B. Pioneer League

C. Grand Teton League

D. Big Porcupine River League

10. Last Sunday, 7-year-old Nehemiah Ross went missing from his Lincolnton Road home in Salisbury. He was found safe and sound and returned home later that day. Where did the young boy go?

A. He made a makeshift camp in a large drainage pipe not far from his house

B. He showed up at a neighbor’s cookout

C. He rode his bicycle to Spencer

D. He fell asleep in a closet at his house


1. C

2. D

3. A

4. D

5. A

6. C

7. D

8. B

9. B

10. C



Cooper, N.C. prison officials agree to release 3,500 inmates


Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in Rowan, six for the week


Blotter: Man brandishes AR-15, runs over motorcycle at Rockwell-area gas station


Salisbury man charged with exploitation of minor


Road rage incident results in assault charges


Dukeville lead testing results trickle in, more participation needed


Faith Academy interviewing staff, preparing site for fall opening


Volunteers work around obstacles, alter procedures to offer free tax services to those in need


Education shoutouts


Retired Marine gets recognition for toy collection efforts


March issue of Salisbury the Magazine is now available


Five get Dunbar School Heritage Scholarships


Education briefs: Salisbury Academy fourth-graders think big as inventors


Bakari Sellers keynote speaker at Livingstone College Founder’s Day program


Biden aims to distribute masks to millions in ‘equity’ push


Chief: Capitol Police were warned of violence before riot


GOP rallies solidly against Democrats’ virus relief package


FDA says single-dose shot from Johnson & Johnson prevents severe COVID

High School

Coaches, lawmakers react to governor’s order expanding sporting event capacity


Three new COVID-19 deaths, positives remain below triple digits


Gov. Cooper announces end to curfew, changes to restrictions affecting bars, high school sports


Blotter: Two charged after call about package


Salisbury Police investigating two shootings


Chase involving Kernersville man ends in woods behind Carson High School