Answers to news quiz
1. D. The Elite Skills Basketball Academy uses Hurley Family YMCA as its home base.
2. C. The $3.4 million loan would replenish the county’s fund balance, which had been used to purchase the former Salisbury Mall.
3. D. “Kindertransport” refers to rescue efforts for Jewish children, whose parents gave them up in hopes of keeping them alive and free from the Nazis.
4. A. As command chief master sergeant, Stanley now holds the highest enlisted position in the state’s Air National Guard.
5. B. “Wallace Educational Forum” is what local mayors attending a naming committee meeting have recommended. In a land swap with Lee and Mona Lisa Wallace for the the central office’s site last year, the agreement specified that the building be named in honor of the Wallace family.
6. B. The proposed state historic preservation tax credits would start at 15 percent for income-producing properties.
7. C. Thomas was known for his keen interests in archery and woodcraft.
8. A. Welch’s map, hand-drawn by J.J. Newman in 1884, showed locations for all of the gold, copper and lead mines in Rowan County.
9. B. In academic performance, Moody said, only 45 percent of students scored at grade level in the most recent round of testing, and 63 percent of the system’s students qualify for free and reduced lunches. As poverty has increased, academic performance has decreased.
10. C. Gainey bought his winning ticket at S.V. Discount, located at 1621 Stokes Ferry Road.
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