PM News Break 11/3/21
By: Stephen Leverton
In local news, The Appalachian reports that the unofficial election results show Tim Futrelle leading the Boone mayor race, Todd Carter, Virginia Roseman, and Jon Dalton George leading the Boone town council races, and Edie Tugman and Rebecca Nenow leading the unexpired Boone town council races.
In state news, the Charlotte Observer reports that kids age 5-11 are now able to get the Pfizer vaccine in a new CDC report. The dose used for children is a third of the one used for adults. In the Charlotte area, roughly 30% of kids hospitalized due to COVID end up in the ICU. North Carolina doctors are highly encouraging kids to get the vaccine to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
In national news, CNN reports that Eric Adams wins the New York City mayoral race, becoming the city’s second Black mayor. Adams ran to increase public safety, using his experience as a retired NYPD captain to boost his credibility. Despite a chaotic primary, Adams’ general election was generally calm. He is expected to be mildly moderate on issues in New York City.
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