Afternoon News Update, 9/21/20
Updated: Sep 23, 2020
By Jackie Park
In local news, real estate sales in the High Country were at their highest in over 15 years this summer.
The Watauga Democrat reported that realtors sold 365 residential listings in August, just three fewer than in July. The combined sales value was $139 million according to the High Country Multiple Listing Service.
In state news, Hurricane Teddy is causing rip currents, large breaking waves, and flooding along the North Carolina coast.
The Charlotte Observer reported that the hurricane, which was about 300 miles south of Bermuda Sunday morning, isn’t expected to make landfall in the United States, but instead make its way up to Canada
As of now, several towns in North and South Carolina are under coastal flood warnings and advisories. Some places, like Charleston, South Carolina and parts of the Outer Banks have already seen flooding.
The National Weather Service is asking beachgoers to exercise caution on trips this week.
In national news, President Donald Trump says he will wait until the end of this week to announce his nominee to the Supreme Court after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Friday.
The New York Times reported that Trump is waiting until after Ginsburg’s funeral services to pay respect.
The nominee comes with vocalized support from many Republicans, like Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham, to confirm a new justice before the election.