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Week in review: Test your nose for local news

1. Cheerwine has introduced a new, limited-edition soft drink. What is it called?
A. Ever Cheer
B. Cheers to You
C. Cheerwine Holiday Punch
D. Cheery Bomb

2. Now that Nov. 4 elections results are final, Who will comprise the five-member Rowan County Board of Commissioners beginning in December?
A. Jim Sides, Jon Barber, Jim Greene, Greg Edds and Mike Caskey
B. Craig Pierce, Mike Caskey, Greg Edds, Judy Klusman and Jim Greene
C. Jim Greene, Raymond Coltrain, Craig Pierce, Mike Caskey and Judy Klusman
D. Judy Klusman, Greg Edds, Jim Greene, Chad Mitchell and Craig Pierce

3. When Gov. Pat McCrory presented 103-year-old Claude Lyerly with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Tuesday at the State Veterans Home, he and Lyerly also made a friendly bet. What did they bet on?
A. The Saturday football game between Catawba College and Lenoir-Rhyne University
B. The Saturday football game between Mississippi State and Alabama
C. Whether Lyerly could still name all 50 states and capitals
D. Whether McCrory would win re-election in 2016

4. Advocates for Jake, a dog shot and paralyzed in February, want his alleged shooter tried under what new law?
A. Bruiser’s Law.
B. Susie’s Law
C. Flash’s Law
D. Charlie’s Law

5. The city of Kannapolis has obtained a $453,300 Golden Leaf Grant to do what?
A. Educate A.L. Brown High School students on the dangers of smoking
B. Construct new Air-That-We-Breathe greenways off Dale Earnhardt Boulevard
C. Build sidewalks in the Afton Ridge Business Park
D. Build an second exit road from the Gordon Food Service warehouse in Afton Ridge Business Park

6. Alcoa’s four hydropower dams on the Yadkin River generated 875,555 megawatt hours of electricity for the year ending in September. What did that translate to in estimated revenues for Alcoa, the company owning the dams?
A. $34 million
B. $66 million
C. $91 million
D. $126 million

7. Why was last week’s Catawba College-North Greenville University football game significant to Allison Andrews, Uriah Futch, Shawn Galloway and Kayela Wilson?
A. As senior drum majors, it was their last home game
B. They were named recipients of the first Simpson Family Endowed Scholarship
C. On the football field, Futch proposed marriage to Andrews, and Galloway proposed to Wilson
D. They received on-field recognition as Academic All-Americans

8. Livingstone College instructor Michael D. Connor’s play, “Dangerous Love,” touches on what topic?
A. An interracial romance during the Civil War
B. An interracial romance entwined with the civil rights movement
C. Romances among members of the same family
D. Domestic violence

9. Every holiday season, local Civitan clubs raise money for charities by selling what?
A. Pine cone wreaths
B. Fruitcake
C. Candles
D. Chicken noodle soup

10. The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office has come up with a new method for tracking down deadbeat dads and moms who are behind on their child support. What is the office using?
A. Facebook
B. Invitations to free dinners
C. The lure of free gift cards to Walmart
D. Twitter

 

Answers:

1. C. Cheerwine Holiday Punch is a pre-mixed blend specially made for the approaching holidays.
2. B. The new board of Greene, Caskey, Pierce, Klusman and Edds will be sworn in Dec. 1.
3. A. Lyerly, who attended Lenoir-Rhyne, and McCrory, a Catawba College graduate, bet a case of Cheerwine on the football game’s outcome.
4. B. Susie’s Law is named for a Greensboro dog that was beaten and burned, leading to changes in the state’s punishment guidelines for animal cruelty.
5. D. The Gold Leaf Grant will go toward the alternate road for Gordon Food Service.
6. A. The $34 million was roughly the annual revenues generated by the dams at High Rock, Tuckertown, Badin and Falls.
7. C. Futch proposed marriage to Andrews as she began to sing the alma mater. Galloway proposed to Wilson in an end zone after the game.
8. D. Connor’s play on domestic violence was performed last Thursday night at Livingstone College’s Tubman Little Theater.
9. B. Civitan Clubs across the county are selling fruitcake.
10. A. The Facebook page features wanted posters with the offenders’ pictures, names, last known addresses and other information.

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