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Week in review: Test your nose for local news

1. The city of Salisbury has undertaken a traffic-light retiming project. The timing of traffic lights is being studied on what three streets?
A. Jake Alexander Boulevard, Statesville Boulevard and Innes Street
B. Innes, Main and Fulton streets
C. Long, Main and Innes streets
D. Statesville Boulevard, Main Street and Jake Alexander Boulevard

2. This past week, the Rowan County team won the Little League Softball World Series, held in Portland, Ore. On its way to the championship, the Rowan team compiled a 5-1 record. What team beat Rowan during the championship week?
A. Iowa
B. Washington
C. Rhode Island
D. Canada

3. Before winning the championship, the Rowan Little League girls were part of a controversy involving the West Regional team from Washington state. What was the gist of that controversy, which drew national attention?
A. Washington intentionally tried to lose its game against Rowan
B. Washington accused Rowan of using two ineligible players
C. Rowan thought the groundskeepers in Oregon had cut the infield grass to favor Washington’s numerous bunters
D. Rowan was 30 minutes late for the start of the game because of traffic problems, and Washington said the game should be forfeited to its girls.

4. Rowan County has hired Kellie Cartwright as its first-ever what?
A. Head hunter
B. Marketing director
C. Public information officer
D. Grant writer

5. Salisbury City Council approved a change on West Monroe Street this past week. Council did what?
A. Awarded a contract to build two new bus shelters on the street
B. Agreed to allow a pavement cut-out for Uber drivers picking up Livingstone College students
C. Agreed to reduce the speed limit from 35 to 25 mph
D. Approved a pedestrian bridge over Monroe Street to the Livingstone campus

6. Deedee Wright of Salisbury called this person a “strong worker in the vineyard of civil rights.” To whom was she referring?
A. President Jimmy Carter
B. Julian Bond
C. Rep. John Lewis
D. Rosa Parks

7. Going into the new school year, which begins Monday, Rowan-Salisbury Schools were facing a shortage of what?
A. Prepackaged lunches
B. Driver’s education cars
C. iPads
D. Bus drivers

8. U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., visited Rowan County this past Monday. Where did he stop?
A. Rockwell Casket Co.
B. Vulcan Materials in Gold Hill
C. The Gildan plant in Salisbury
D. The Hefner VA Medical Center

9. What kind of program did Rowan County Commissioners approve for controlling feral cats?
A. Euthanasia at the animal shelter
B. Hunt-and-kill
C. Trap, neuter and release
D. Trap-and-kill

10. A N.C. open competition was held recently in Rowan County for what kind of artists?
A. Plein air
B. Sculptors
C. Water colorists
D. Photographers

 

Answers below:

 

1. B.  The goal in the retiming project for Main, Innes and Fulton streets is to coordinate the signals and create a better flow of traffic.

2. A. Rowan’s lone blemish in Oregon was a 3-1 loss to Iowa, the Central Region champs.

3. A. After Washington purposely didn’t put its best effort forward against Rowan, Little League officials made the team play Iowa, the team it was trying to avoid. Washington lost 3-2  to Iowa and was eliminated from the field.

4. D. Cartwright’s job will entail researching and writing grant proposals for Rowan County.

5. C. Council reduced the speed limit to 25 mph on West Monroe Street between South Fulton Street and Brenner Avenue.

6. B. Wright served as a Senate intern with Bond in 1973 while she was a student at Clark College in Atlanta. She also worked for his congressional campaign in 1986. Bond died Aug. 15.

7. D. Transportation Director Tim Beck said most of the bus driver vacancies are for substitute drivers, although there also were a few spots open for permanent drivers.

8. B. Burr visited the Vulcan Materials location as part of several places he is touring while on August recess.

9. C. The Rowan County Board of Commissioners has approved a trap, neuter and release program to try to reduce the feral cat population.

10. A. Artists from across the state traveled to Salisbury to take part in the N.C. Open Plein Air Festival.

 

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