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Afternoon News Update, 10/12/20

Updated: Oct 13, 2020

By Jackie Park

Good afternoon! I’m Jackie Park with your afternoon news break on 90.5 WASU.

In local news, Governor Roy Cooper announced Thursday that Boone-native Stacy Eggers would be appointed to the North Carolina State Board of Elections.

The Watauga Democrat reported that Eggers, who is part of the locally known Eggers, Eggers, Eggers and Eggers law firm, joins Stella Anderson, an App State professor, on the board.

His nomination to the board comes after the governor nominated Carr McLamb to the board. However, Governor Cooper later withdrew McLamb’s nomination after allegations of misconduct.

Eggers was sworn in on Thursday.

In state news, a North Carolina school district is moving to remote learning for two weeks after an uptick in cases of COVID-19.

The News & Observer reported that Stanly County Schools board voted 5-to-1 to close schools in an emergency meeting this weekend.

The Observer reported that Stanly County had 2,237 total confirmed cases as of Friday, and 192 of those cases have occurred since Sept. 30 according to the county’s COVID dashboard.

In national news, Jaime Harrison, the politician challenging Senator Lindsey Graham in South Carolina, set an all-time quarterly fundraising record.

The New York Times reported that Harrison raised $57 million between July and September, the highest quarterly fundraising total for any Senate candidate in American history.

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