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Afternoon News Update, 10/26/20

By Jackie Park

In local news, Doug Emhoff, Kamala Harris’ husband, is visiting Boone this afternoon on behalf of his wife’s campaign. WRAL reported that Emhoff’s travel, which includes a stop in Winston-Salem, is part of a series of early voting events.

The Appalachian confirmed that the event will start at Booneshine around 3 o' clock, and potentially move to Plemmons Student Union.

In state news, North Carolinian pecan farmers have reason to celebrate 2020.

The Charlotte Observer reported that extra rain and sunshine have led to a bumper crop of pecans this year, meaning North Carolinians should be able to bring their home state to their Thanksgiving pies. North Carolina ranks in the top 10 pecan-producing states in the country. Local farmers grow 4 million to 5 million pounds of pecans each year.

In national news, Judge Amy Coney Barrett is set to become the next associate justice on the Supreme Court.

The New York Times reported that a vote is expected in the Senate tonight at 7:30 after an evening full of debate last night.

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