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Weekly quiz: Test your nose for local news

1. Brian Moerman, owner of The Arbors Events, argued at a recent meeting of the Rowan County Board of Commissioners against the location of what next to his western Rowan venue?
A. A hog farm
B. A horse farm
C. A solar farm
D. A storage facility for finished Freightliner trucks

2. Coworkers at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center decided to give Sue Files, a housekeeper at the hospital, a special gift for Christmas. What was it?
A. The repair of her long driveway at home
B. They paid for a new transmission for Files’ car
C. They raised money to pay for a trip to see her grandchildren in Vermont
D. They gave her tickets for a Billy Joel concert

3. For the second time in four years, Josh Sanders of Kannapolis will be trying to win what?
A. A Super Bowl ring
B. A major league roster spot in spring training
C. Election into the Jazz Music Hall of Fame
D. The “American Idol” competition

4. Libby Bentley’s business, Peace of Mind, provides what kind of services?
A. After-school transportation
B. Regular shuttles between Rowan County and the Charlotte airport
C. Pet-sitting
D. Cheap advice on drawing up wills

5. The town of Granite Quarry intends to hire Arnett Muldrow, a planning firm from Greenville, S.C., to do what?
A. Devise a strategy for bringing a grocery store to Granite Quarry
B. Come up with a master plan for a Granite Quarry revitalization
C. Recommend ways to narrow U.S. 52 in Granite Quarry to two lanes
D. Lay out a fund-raising campaign for new street lights, planters and benches along U.S. 52

6. The Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury recently celebrated a first for the veterans hospital. What was it?
A. A total joint replacement
B. A cornea transplant
C. A liver transplant
D. A birth

7. Myra Tannehill will be the owner and director of a new Montessori school in Rowan County. What site is she considering as a location for the school?
A. The Salisbury campus of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.
B. The former Kiwanis Health Camp off Bringle Ferry Road
C. The former Fred’s discount store in Granite Quarry
D. The former Shaver School off Stokes Ferry Road

8. Cassie Thompson, Rowan-Salisbury Schools’ 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year, had an entirely different career before she started teaching. What did she do previously?
A. Performed in a circus
B. Worked for the FBI
C. Was a grocery store manager
D. Was a TV news anchor and reporter

9. What is the Sledge Panel?
A. An offshoot band of Sister Sledge that will be performing in Salisbury in late February
B. Three Superior Court judges who are taking another look at the case of convicted murderer Joseph Sledge
C. A group of environmentalists who represent citizens against the spreading of biosolids on farmland
D. A new building supply product being produced by Johnson Concrete

10. The Center for Faith & the Arts is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Who founded the organization in 1995?
A. Jim Epperson
B. Fred Corriher Jr.
C. Mark Ritchie
D. Dan Brown

 

ANSWERS:

1. C. Commissioners approved a conditional-use permit for a new solar farm at 12700 Statesville Blvd., within sight of Moerman’s property.
2. A. Files had been walking the length of her 3/4-mile driveway twice a day because it was impassable by car.
3. D. In 2011, Sanders made it to Las Vegas in the “American Idol” competition before being eliminated in a group round of 48 finalists. He is still alive in this year’s “Idol” after a successful audition in Kansas City.
4. C. Peace of Mind is a pet-sitting service.
5. B. Arnett Muldrow has submitted a $35,000 proposal for doing a revitalization plan for Granite Quarry.
6. A. Dr. Charles Nagy performed the first total joint replacement at the Hefner VA Medical Center when he gave Army veteran Elliot Crawford a new knee.
7. B. Tannehill has made an offer on the Kiwanis Health Camp property, and Salisbury City Council has approved a rezoning which would allow the school there.
8. D. Thompson spent more than three years as a TV news anchor and reporter for stations in Hazard, Ky., and Raleigh.
9. B. Chief Superior Court Judge Anna Mills Wagoner of Salisbury is part of a three-judge panel that convened Friday to review the case of Joseph Sledge, convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the 1976 murder of a mother and daughter. The N.C. Innocence Inquiry Commission found sufficient evidence for there to be a judicial review of the case.
10. D. Dan Brown started Center for Faith & the Arts after his 30-year career as a professor at Catawba College.

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