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11/11/2022 PM News Break

By Devin Stewart

Locally, The Watauga Democrat reports Americana singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale is set to visit the high country. Lauderdale will appear live in concert at 7:30 pm on Friday, Nov. 18 at the Appalachian Theatre. He’s been a vital part of the country music industry since 1991, which is when he released his debut album. Throughout his career, Lauderdale has won two Grammys and released 34 full-length albums. Recently, he was nominated to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Class of 2022. Lauderdale is a North Carolina native. Ticket prices are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the show. For more information you can visit w-w-w dot app-theater dot org.

Around the state, FOX 8 WGHP reports a Liberty woman faces multiple charges after she pointed a gun at deputies who were performing a welfare check on children after a domestic incident. Randolph County deputies responded to a home in Liberty to perform a welfare check on children following a domestic dispute. Upon arriving on the scene, Melisa Ann Herriott opened the front door and pointed the handgun directly at one of the deputies. Deputies de-escalated the situation, but Herriott closed the door. Eventually, the patrol supervisor was able to get inside the home and perform a welfare check on the children who were found safe. Herriott faces multiple charges including two counts of felony assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm. The suspect was arrested, taken to the Randolph County Detention Center and issued a $50,000 secured bond.

Nationally, NPR reports Colorado voters approved a ballot measure to provide free meals for all public school students. 55 percent of voters voted in favor of the measure, which would create a program to provide those meals and help schools pay for them. The measure will help schools pay for the meals by raising $100 million a year. This will come from increasing taxes on the state’s richest residents. This comes after the expiration of a federal program for universal free lunch started during the COVID-19 pandemic. Critics of the program say it was unnecessary and too expensive. Backers say nearly 70,000 Colorado students can’t afford school meals, and do not qualify for free or reduced-price meals.

This afternoon’s weather report is brought to you by Expect clouds, fog, and rain, which could be heavy at times, for your Friday afternoon. It will also be windy with sustained southeast winds at 10 to 20 miles per hour, and gusts up to 45 miles per hour. High temperatures will top out at 62 degrees before a big cool down over the weekend.

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