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Week in review: Test your nose for local news

1. Blue, an 8-year-old gelding belonging to Ann and Dave Moulton of Rowan County, has bloodlines that make him fairly close kin to Secretariat and what other well-known thoroughbred?
A. Sunday Silence
B. Easy Goer
C. American Pharoah
D. Cigar

2. In two years, Crosby Scholars, a non-profit organization that helps prepare students for college, has enrolled how many Rowan-Salisbury students?
A. 566
B. 1,068
C. 2,348
D. 3,686

3. The top vote-getter in the Salisbury City Council race traditionally is chosen by the newly elected council as mayor. Who was the top vote-getter in the council race?
A. Karen Alexander
B. Kenneth Hardin
C. Maggie Blackwell
D. David Post

4. Who did Spencer voters choose as their new mayor?
A. Jody Everhart
B. Jim Gobbel
C. Sylvia Chillcott
D. Scott Benfield

5. Which of the following candidates did not win in the Landis municipal race?
A. Tony Hilton
B. Mike Mahaley
C. Tommy Garver
D. Seth Moore

6. Former U.S. Rep. Howard Coble, who represented the 6th District in Congress for three decades, died this past week. Which of these statements is not true of Coble?
A. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard
B. He once was secretary of the N.C. Department of Revenue
C. He served briefly as a U.S. senator when he was appointed to serve an unexpired term
D. He never married

7. What was the overall voter turnout for municipal elections in Rowan County?
A. 9.73 percent
B. 10.17 percent
C. 13.45 percent
D. 14.23 percent

8. In college football, the Seventh Annual Commemorative Classic was held Saturday. What two schools were involved?
A. Catawba College and Tusculum
B. UNC-Charlotte and Florida International
C. Johnson C. Smith and Livingstone
D. N.C. State and Boston College

9. Dr. Joe Oliver, a primary care physician in Rockwell, is trying something new with his patients. What is it?
A. He has converted his waiting room into a coffee shop
B. He no longer takes appointments. Patients are seen on a first-come first-served basis
C. He has opened a drive-through window for quick consultations at no charge
D. He no longer accepts insurance. Rather, he invites his patients to enroll in a direct primary care plan.

10. About five years ago, Dr. Chip Comadoll, an orthopedic surgeon in Salisbury, took up this hobby, the results of which can ben seen at his office.
A. Calligraphy
B. Painting
C. Quilting
D. Furniture-making


Answers below:


1. C.

2. D.

3. A.

4. B.

5. A.

6. C.

7. D.

8. C.

9. D.

10. B.



Wolfpack faces Stanford today in College World Series


Tropical weather lashes Gulf Coast with winds, rain


Girl attacked by bear in Great Smoky Mountains National Park


Cooper vetoes bill that would have allowed more to carry guns in churches


Two tubers remain missing after going over Dan River dam


US reaches 300 million vaccine shots in 150 days


State suspends medical examiner after crash turns to homicide investigation


Blotter: June 17


Dennis Rivers joins Salisbury Police Department in new homeless advocate position


Rockwell, Faith, Cleveland adopt 2021-22 budgets; East Spencer officials to receive budget next week


Brind’Amour gets contract extension with Hurricanes, wins coach of year honors


West Rowan grad wins two national masonry competitions


Quotes of the week


Rowan, Kannapolis students below state average for federal aid applications

High School

High school baseball playoffs: Raiders roll past Oak Grove


3 dead, 2 still missing after tubers go over Dan River dam


County, state officials work to increase vaccinations as concern over Delta variant grows


Cooper no fan of energy bill


Hexagon Agility to expand Salisbury facility, invest $28 million, create 75 new jobs


Blotter: Two men rob convenience store at gunpoint


Brewery, second-floor restaurant planned for downtown China Grove


Sonny Allen, former mayor of Salisbury, dies at age 90


RCCC names Student Excellence Award finalists


City approves permit for child care center near downtown