Week in review: Test your nose for local news
1. The Rowan-Kannapolis ABC Board held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new liquor store in Salisbury this past Monday. How many ABC stores does Salisbury have?
2. Proposed calendars for Rowan-Salisbury Schools’ 2018-19 school year agree on one thing — the starting and ending dates. What are those dates proposed to be?
A. Aug. 22, 2018, and May 30, 2019
B. Aug. 27, 2018, and June 7, 2019
C. Aug. 30, 2018, and June 4, 2019
D. Sept. 1, 2018, and June 10, 2019
3. Rowan County Commissioner Craig Pierce made the unusual move this past week of filing for a different seat on the Board of Commissioners even though his current seat still has two years left on its term. What was a main reason Pierce initially gave to a reporter for making this move?
A. He didn’t give one
B. If he wins in the primary and in November, Pierce said, the local Republican Party would then be able to appoint someone he prefers to his vacant seat
C. He said he wants to see to fruition the expansion of water-sewer services along the Interstate 85 corridor, and that probably won’t be finished until 2022
D. He said being elected to a new four-year-term would better set him up to run for the N.C. Senate in 2022
4. Which one of these Republicans did not file this past week as a candidate for the Rowan County Board of Commissioners?
A. John Brindle
B. Mike Julian
C. Jim Greene
D. Judy Klusman
5. Retirees at Oak Park took on a team from Catawba College this past week in an indoor version of what sport?
6. Staff members with Rowan-Salisbury Schools have held their first “community cafe” meeting with parents of home-schooled children to talk about what?
A. To gauge the interest of setting up a charter school, which would be loosely affiliated with Rowan-Salisbury Schools
B. To discuss how home-schooled students can be integrated into end-of-year testing
C. To discuss how home-schooled students can participate in extracurricular activities, clubs and classes
D. To put out a welcome mat and discuss ways of bringing home-schooled students back into the public school system
7. Longtime teacher and coach Bill Kesler has been serving as interim boys’ basketball coach at North Rowan High after Martin Unger stepped down Jan. 26. What’s the nickname Kesler often hears?
A. ‘Special K”
B. “Coach K”
C. “Wild Bill”
D. “Billy Bob”
8. Gov. Roy Cooper issued a statement saying this about a Rowan Countian who recently died: “An Eagle Scout, World War II hero and business icon, (he) spent his entire life representing those who otherwise did not have a voice. He was a vocal champion for gay rights, racial integration, preservation of historic Native American sites and humane treatment of animals.” To whom was Cooper referring?
A. Ralph Ketner
B. William Peoples
C. Harold Earnhardt
D. Bill Stanback
9. Friday was opening night for Piedmont Players youth theater’s production of what William Shakespeare play?
A. “Julius Caesar”
D. “Romeo and Juliet”
10. The Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation has launched a $12 million campaign toward building a Cancer Care Center. If built, where will the center be located?
A. On a corner of Jake Alexander Boulevard and Old Concord Road
B. On a corner of Mahaley and Mocksville avenues
C. On a corner of West Innes Street and Mahaley Avenue
D. On a corner of Statesville Boulevard and Robin Road
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