Week in review: Test your nose for local news
1. Duke Energy could spend as much as $9 million in the Dukeville community near Buck Steam Station to address water quality concerns from coal ash. Part of those cost estimates include paying for 25 years worth of water bills and the offer of a “goodwill payment” of how much per residence in exchange for absolving the company of any water quality concerns?
2. A $400,000 Brownfields Assessment grant being used for an environmental analysis of seven sites in Salisbury included a look at the former Kesler/Cannon Mills Plant No. 7 site in the Park Avenue area of the city. A December 2015 assessment showed what to be the biggest concern of this site?
B. Soil contamination
C. Breeding grounds for mosquitos
3. A pre-school reading program has been distributing Kindle Fire tablets loaded with books and literacy applications to Head Start preschools in Rowan County. What is the name of this organization hoping to bridge the vocabulary and literacy gap that often exists between at-risk children and their more affluent peers?
4. Salisbury City Manager Lane Bailey told City Council last week that what entity is “the wheel that drives everything in our general fund budget”?
A. The Police Department
B. Salisbury-Rowan Utilities
D. Downtown Salisbury
5. Rowan Museum is preparing to open a yearlong exhibit next Sunday that looks at the history of what?
A. The Civil War in Rowan County
C. Food Lion
D. Revolutionary War times in Rowan
6. Which is the only Rowan County restaurant participating in Charlotte Restaurant Week?
A. Gary’s Barbecue
C. Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse
D. La Cava
7. Terry Osborne, general manager of the Rowan-Kannapolis ABC Board, attended Friday’s inauguration of President Donald J. Trump. How many inaugurations has Osborne now attended in his lifetime?
8. The Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency has asked its employees, including administrators and teachers of Head Start programs, to take a 10 percent cut in pay. Why?
A. The agency doesn’t have enough children enrolled in Head Start
B. The agency faces a $1.3 million deficit
C. The agency needs the savings to make infrastructure repairs to all of its facilities
D. Federal grants to the agency have dried up
9. Keshun Sherrill, a 2012 graduate of West Rowan High, reached a milestone last Wednesday as a star basketball player at Augusta (Ga.) University. What was it?
A. He scored his 2,000th career point
B. He dished out his 1,000th career assist
C. He was named NCAA Division II Player of the Year
D. He made 15 3-pointers in a game
10. Woodleaf Lanes has started a new league for what particular group of bowlers?
A. Single moms
B. Wheelchair-bound men and women