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10/06/2022 AM News Break

Updated: Nov 8

By Reagan Wall



Good morning beautiful people of the high country, this is Reagan with your morning news report. Let’s get into it.


In local news, Sandra Marie Hagler will be the newest inductee into the Watauga County Historical Society Hall of Fame. The hall of fame honors people who have made notable and deep-rooted contributions to the county. According to The Watauga Democrat Sandra left her footprints in the Junaluska community through her many years of nursing and her ties to the community. Her career in nursing started at Caldwell Community College where she received her associate’s degree and then she got her RN to BSN degree through Winston Salem State University’s satellite program in Boone. Sandy was likely one of the first, Black public health nurses in the Appalachian District Health Department.


In state news, a man from Sampson county just won $100,000 on a scratch off ticket. Michael Montgomery won the prize after getting his ticket at a Lucky 7 on Goldsboro Road in Wade. He scratched the ticket right there in the store and immediately left as soon as he saw that he won. Montgomery, a man who loves hunting, will now be taking a special trip to Florida for a hog hunt. According to CBS 17 he will be walking away with $71,019 after taxes.


In national news, Alec Bladwin has settled the lawsuit filed by Halyna Hutchins' family. On October 21, 2021 Baldwin fatally shot Halyna after discharging a gun on the set for his movie “Rust.” In February, Hutchin’s family filed a lawsuit for reckless behavior and cutting-costs which led to improper training and handling of weapons. Her widower, Matthew Hutchins, does not wish to pursue any further legal actions and will now be an executive producer for the movie. According to NBC News Baldwin will only return to the set with Matthew’s blessing.



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