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Week in review: Test your nose for local news

1. AT&T has launched a new high-speed Internet service with one gigabit per second speeds in select areas of Salisbury. According to the company, how quickly can its GigaPower service download a high definition movie?

A. Less than 15 seconds

B. Less than 36 seconds

C. Less than 44 seconds

D. Less than 60 seconds


2. Food Lion and its customers honored the nation’s veterans with a special gift on Veterans Day. What was it?

A. Donated $2 million to the Wounded Warrior Project

B. Offered a 10 percent discount on Veterans Day to active, retired and honorably discharged military personnel

C. Donated 200,000 meals to military families through its FoodLion Feeds program

D. All of the above


3. Kannapolis residents got some welcome news this week from the city’s finance manager. What can city residents look forward to in the coming years?

A. No hike in water and sewer fees

B. Expanded parking downtown

C. No changes in the tax rate for 10 years

D. A $2 cap on all library fees for overdue books or movies


4. The Blanche and Julian Robertson Family Foundation is promoting an initiative to revitalize Salisbury’s West End community using the Purpose Built Communities model. What is the primary emphasis of the Purpose Built model?

A. Encourage “green” construction technologies to reduce energy consumption and increase the use of alternative energy sources

B. Serve as an incubator for small businesses that will be based in West End

C. Help homeowners qualify for no-interest renovation loans

D.  Reduce poverty through a combination of high quality mixed-income housing, education initiatives and wellness programs


5. The N.C. Court of Appeals will travel  to Rowan County this week for what purpose?

A.  It will hold a special session Wednesday at the Rowan County Courthouse to hear two cases

B. It will receive a proclamation of appreciation from the Board of Commissioners

C. It will swear in new members of the Salisbury City Council

D. It will pose for a group photo in front of the Salisbury Mural


6. Lee Street Theater’s “Voices from the Margin” project (Nov. 19-21) aims to “hold up a mirror to the community” regarding what important topic?

A. Crime

B. Drug addiction

C. Education

D. Domestic abuse


7. The annual Antiques Show and Sale, held last week at the Civic Center, serves as a fundraiser for what local institution?

A. Rowan Helping Ministries

B. Rowan Museum

C. Rowan Public Library

D. Salisbury Historic Foundation


8. The Rowan County Board of Elections dismissed accusations of election law violations against East Spencer Mayor Barbara Mallett. What was Mallett accused of doing?

A. Pulling up a rival candidate’s campaign signs

B. Bringing doughnuts to poll workers

C. Escorting voters into the polling site and having campaign materials brought inside the polling site

D. Taking improper campaign contributions


9. Granite Quarry residents and businesses received approval from the U.S. Postal Service to do what?

A. Refuse to accept any junk mail

B. Use Granite Quarry instead of Salisbury as part of their mailing address

C. Sign up for Sunday deliveries

D. Give Christmas gifts to local mail carriers

10. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton ruffled a Green Bay Packers fan at last week’s game in Charlotte when he took what item away from the fan?

A. A megaphone

B. A hunk of fake cheese

C. A “Sack Cam” sign

D. A large banner supporting the Packers



1. B

2.  D

3. C

4. D

5. A

6. C

7. B

8. C

9. B

10. D



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