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AM News Break 10/4/21

By: Holly Hodges

In campus news, The Appalachian and Community Together office has merged with the Leadership Education and Development office. According to The Appalachian, the new Community-Engaged Leadership office provides similar programs that ACT and LEAD offered in past years. CEL engages students in experiences that will help them serve their local and global communities. While CEL will not be creating new programs as of right now, they will be changing their approach. App. State students can expect to see the annual blood drive and other services to continue.

In local news, AppHealthCare has lowered the total number of COVID-19 cases in Watauga County after reconciling data. According to the Watauga Democrat, AppHealthCare found duplicate cases of COVID. As of October first, the total COVID case count since the start of the pandemic in Watauga is 5,807. AppHealthCare previously reported on September 27 that Watauga County has had over 6,000 cases. Additionally, AppHealthCare found cases that needed to be transferred to another county or jurisdiction.

In national news, the biggest lottery prize in months for the Powerball jackpot has grown after no ticket matched all five numbers drawn Saturday night. The estimated jackpot for today’s Powerball is 670 million dollars. According to the Associated Press, the prize has grown after 40 consecutive drawings without a grand prize winner. There hasn’t been a bigger Powerball jackpot since the 731.1 million dollar prize won January 20. Saturday’s grand prize would’ve been the tenth largest lottery jackpot won. The odds of winning a jackpot are one in 292.2 million.

This morning’s weather comes from Boone weather dot com. Be careful driving on the roads this morning as foggy conditions may decrease visibility. Today, you can expect partly sunny weather with a few rain showers in the evening. Today’s high is 71 degrees Fahrenheit and the low is 56 degrees Fahrenheit.

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