- News Staff
11/10/2022 PM News Break
By Jenna Guzman
In local news, the Christmas tree headed to the U.S. Capitol made a stop at Watauga High School. According to the Watauga Democrat, the tree, which is named Ruby, was being transported by a truck which stopped for a visit at the high school on Tuesday. According to the Watauga Democrat, Ruby will be the third ever tree from North Carolina displayed at the Capitol building. Students got to sign their names on the giant banner that was placed on the truck, which will also be displayed at the Capitol.
In state news, Raleigh’s Pullen Park Holiday Express has already sold out. According to WRAL, tickets for this holiday event sold out within just 90 minutes of going on sale. This is the first time in two years the event is occurring. The event will be held Dec. 1-11 and Dec. 13-18 from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
In national news, candidates for Georgia’s U.S. Senate seat will have to do a runoff election. According to NPR, neither Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker reached above the 50% threshold in votes. As a result, the candidates will be facing each other once again in December to determine which candidate will be taking the seat. The runoff will be held December 6th.
Today’s weather is courtesy of Booneweather.com. Today is a cloudy and foggy day with some drizzling with a high of 55 and a low of 53. Watauga County is also on a flood watch.