Week in review: Test your nose for local news
1. Where does the Salisbury Fire Department hope to build a new Station No. 3, which is now located on West Innes Street next to Hendrix Barbecue?
A. Statesville Boulevard
B. Grove Street
C. The old Rowan Dairy location on West Innes Street
D. Mahaley Avenue
2. As it continues to address a shortage of officers, the Salisbury Police Department expects to have how many vacancies (out of 81 authorized positions) by the end of this year?
3. Fifty years ago, longtime East Rowan High teacher and coach Gilbert Sprinkle, a North Rowan High graduate, found himself playing point guard for a team that won the tough Carolinas Conference Tournament Championship. For what school did Sprinkle play?
A. Appalachian State
B. Catawba College
C. Guilford College
4. U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, R-N.C., says this piece of recently introduced legislation offers the kind of reforms he has dreamed about his whole life. What proposal was he talking about?
A. The American Health Care Act, the GOP’s proposed replacement for Obamacare
B. Cuts proposed by the Trump administration for the Environmental Protection Association
C. Cuts proposed by the Trump administration for the U.S. Department of Education
D. The Food Modernization Act
5. This past week, the Spencer Board of Aldermen approved amendments to a town ordinance which will put future restrictions on what?
A. Solar farms
B. Dog kennels
C. Salvage operations
D. Backyard chicken houses
6. The Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education will allow 11 of its schools to apply as “restart models.” These schools will have more flexibility in their school calendar, budgeting, personnel and school improvement plans. In effect, it would make them closer to what kind of schools?
A. Private schools
C. Charter schools
D. Military academies
7. A recent salary study, conducted by School Efficiency Consultants, recommends that teacher supplements for Rowan-Salisbury Schools be increased to an average of how much?
8. The Salisbury-Rowan Convention and Visitors Bureau wants General Assembly approval to raise the occupancy tax for hotels outside of Salisbury city limits from 3 percent to what?
A. 4 percent
B. 6 percent
C. 8 percent
D. 10 percent
9, Knox Middle School’s magnet program, which will be expanding, goes by what name?
A. Fort Knox
B. Knox, Knox, Who’s There
D. The Knox Center for Accelerated Studies
10. The big fire in downtown Raleigh this past Thursday night happened across the street from and damaged a residential condominium owned by Bill and Susan Kluttz of Salisbury. What were the Kluttzes doing when the fire started?
A. Eating at a restaurant around the corner
C. Traveling back to Raleigh from Salisbury
D. Attending a play
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