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04/20/2023 AM News Break

By Reagan Wall

In local news, more than 100 people came to the commissioners meeting voicing their concerns about the Broyhill Wellness Center. The commissioners meeting on Tuesday April 18th was the first meeting to have public comment as the first item on the agenda rather than the last. This change comes after 13 members urged the commissioner to have the public comment earlier at the April 4th meeting. According to the Watauga Democrat, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System sent a letter on April 4 to members stating that the Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center will no longer offer community memberships to the public effective on May 31. Several members and instructors voiced their opinion about the good that the center provides. This comes after two years of deliberation once membership numbers started to decline because of Covid-19.

In State news, NC House Speaker, Tim Moore, visits Ukraine. Tim Moore visited Ukraine this past week and said that there were so many sad things to witness. He helped humanitarians unload boxes, met with missionaries risking their lives to spread the gospel and he talked with members of parliament to learn their views of a war that tore their country apart. Surprisingly, Moore kept his trip a secret from everyone. According to WRAL News, he told McClatchy he was in Kiev via a phone call from Kiev and he told his family and friends via a social media post. Moore said that despite all the sadness, the people of Ukraine were resilient.

In national news, the Supreme Court delays action on abortion pill ruling. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court delayed making a decision that would block people from receiving the abortion pill via the mail. According to NBC News, the court said the hold, first announced last week, would be extended another two days until just before midnight on Friday. The decision means that, at least for now, women can still obtain the pill by mail as the legal battle continues.

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