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Week in review: Test your nose for local news

1. According to a draft recommendation from the NC Department of  Environmental Quality, Buck Steam Station’s coal ash basins have a “high priority” ranking, as do most other coal ash ponds around the state. If the recommendation is finalized, what would Duke Energy have to do?

A. Increase monitoring at the site

B. Install pumps to reduce any runoff

C. Set aside new cleanup funding

D. Excavate and haul away the coal ash

2. East Rowan High students Kaitlyn Burgess and Corbin Elliot have received a high honor recognizing their choral abilities. Where are their musical talents taking them?

A. To a performance at the White House

B. To Superbowl 50

C. To Carnegie Hall

D. To Disney World

 

3. N.C. Sen. Fletcher Hartsell made headlines last Wednesday when he announced what?

A. He’s changing his party affiliation to Democratic from Republican

B. He plans to run for the U.S. Senate

C. He plans to run for governor

D. He won’t seek re-election to the General Assembly

 

4. The Rowan Public Library is promoting a program called Tail

Waggin’ Tutors in which specially trained dogs encourage youngsters to read by doing what?

A. Fetching age-appropriate books from designated shelves

B. Barking when they hear certain “cue” words

C. Licking children as they read

D. Listening as children read

 

5. A local organization has requested it be allowed to use the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education’s current offices in East Spencer once the board moves to its new headquarters early next year. What group wants to repurpose the old offices?

A. The Salvation Army

B. Organizers of the Paul L. Dunbar Charter School

C.  The Humane Society

D. Salisbury-Rowan Human Relations Council

 6.  The City of Kannapolis held a big gala for the dedication of a new building at the North Carolina Research Center. What will the new building house?

A. City Hall and the Police Department

B. A new medical research lab

C. A business incubator

D. An interactive textile history museum

 7. Some Catawba College students recently traveled to the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge to study what endangered species?

A. Red wolves

B. Northern long-eared bats

C. American eel

D. Red-cockaded woodpecker

8. The 2016 race for the Rowan County Board of Commissioners may make history for what reason?

A. Largest ever slate of candidates

B. Fewest number of candidates

C. Candidates have pledged to accept no campaign donations over $10

D. No incumbents are seeking re-election

 

Answers below:

1.D   2.C  3.D  4.D  5.B   6.A   7.A   8.B

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