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Week in review: Test your nose for local news

1. A 45-member capital needs committee, working at the behest of Rowan-Salisbury Schools, has presented a proposal that would radically affect school buildings in the county over a period of time. Which of the following was not a recommendation of the committee?
A. Combining Henderson Independent High with North Rowan High and building a new high school in East Spencer
B. Closing Faith, Rockwell and Granite Quarry elementary schools in favor of building an East Rowan Elementary School
C. Closing China Grove, Landis and Enochville elementary schools in favor of building a new South Rowan Elementary School
D. Building a new K-8 school and demolishing Knox Middle and Overton Elementary schools

2. The Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education has set up December dates for community input on the capital needs proposal. How many hourlong community input sessions are scheduled?
A. Four
B. Six
C. 10
D. 12

3. In one recommendation, the capital needs committee suggested the demolition of a high school. It noted the facility was built to accommodate 1,100 students, but today the school has an enrollment of 541. What high school is this?
A. South Rowan
B. Salisbury
C. North Rowan
D. Henderson Independent

4. The Rowan County Board of Elections certified the Nov. 6 general election vote totals on Nov. 16. All told, 47.96 percent of Rowan’s registered voters cast ballots. How much of an increase is this compared to the 2014 midterm election?
A. 1.3 percent
B. 4.56 percent
C. 7.29 percent
D. 11.23 percent

5. Because of rain and cold weather, Downtown Salisbury Inc.’s annual event that brings Santa Claus and the Grinch together at the Bell Tower was moved Nov. 24 to an alternative location. Where?
A. Salisbury Station
B. Rowan Museum
C. The Gateway Building
D. City Hall

6. Meals on Wheels Rowan handed out its first-ever Connie Basinger Award on Wednesday to whom?
A. Connie Basinger
B. J.C. Ritchie
C. Kay Coltrain
D. Johanna Lovvorn

7. Lisa Cossette of Rockwell recently won a U.S. Amateur championship in what?
A. Chess
B. Bass fishing
C. Bowling
D. Pool

8. According to statements read in court, Christopher Brandon Washburn of High Point killed a Salisbury man, Joseph David Walker, in 2016 after Washburn got mad about what?
A. Walker’s refusal to pay for a Domino’s pizza
B. Losing to Walker in a card game called “Magic: The Gathering”
C. Walker’s choice of a Netflix movie
D. Losing a bet to Walker over the outcome of a Pittsburgh Steelers-Carolina Panthers football game.

9. A program known as “RoBoJo” took place Saturday. To what does it prefer?
A. The partnership between Rowan County and Bojangles to provide Saturday meals in December to clients of Rowan Helping Ministries
B. A holiday theater show for children at Rowan Public Library led by librarian Robert Jones
C. The Rowan County Boat and Joyous Music Show at High Rock Lake
D. The Rowan County Choral Competition for Boys and Girls

10. Mikaila Gadson, a senior who stars in track at Carson High School, has signed a letter of intent to attend what NCAA Division I school?
A. Western Carolina
B. University of North Carolina at Asheville
C. UNC-Wilmington
D. N.C. State

Answers:

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

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County health officials report four new COVID-19 deaths

Elections

Trump promotes health care ‘vision’ at stop in Charlotte but gaps remain

Crime

Blotter: Woman charged with stealing mom’s dog

Business

Rowan County hires Howden as new finance director

Local

Exhibit about Jim Crow-era travel on display at NC Transportation Museum

Elections

GOP elections board members resign over absentee settlement

Crime

Drive-by shooting injures 24-year-old Salisbury man

Crime

Highway Patrol: Vehicle fled after striking, killing pedestrian on Camp Road

Local

Locals to be inducted into NC Military Veterans Hall of Fame

Business

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Nation/World

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Education

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Education

Shoutouts

Elections

Former history teacher to use ‘working knowledge of the issues’ in state House race

Business

Chamber adds more than 50 new businesses during Total Resource Campaign

Education

School board candidates for Salisbury seat split on consolidation

Education

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Education

Horizons Unlimited taking learning to students this semester

Nation/World

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Nation/World

2 Louisville officers shot amid Breonna Taylor protests

Coronavirus

Seven new COVID-19 positives reported at Piedmont Correctional

Crime

Blotter: Police respond to shots fired call outside of Salisbury home

Coronavirus

Rowan tied for fifth among counties for most COVID-19 deaths

Health

‘Nudge from God’: 10 years after diagnosis, Rockwell man to receive kidney from live donor