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02/06/2023 PM News Break

Updated: Feb 10, 2023

By Jenna Guzman

In local news, the town of Boone unveiled a new historical marker February 3rd. According to the Watauga Democrat, the historical marker which is placed in downtown Boone was created to honor the area’s first post office: Councill’s Store. The marker was placed at the intersection of Grand Boulevard and West King Street across from the Jones House, and the marker has been planned since February 2022.

In state news, over 70 sea turtles from a North Carolina aquarium have been released into the sea. According to CBS17, the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island released exactly 72 turtles from their facility. The turtles were delivered to the U.S. Coast Guard Station at Fort Monroe and from there they were picked up so they could be released at sea.

In national news, the 2023 Grammy Awards happened last night, and here are some of the notable highlights from the night. Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny opened the show, and following his performance later in the night, App State’s Luke Combs performed on the awards show’s stage for the first time. Beyoncé broke the record for now owning the most Grammy awards, Harry Style won the award for best album of the year for his album “Harry’s House”, Lizzo won record of the year, and Bonnie Raitt won song of the year, all according to the New York Times.

Today's weather is courtesy of Today is a sunny day with a high of 50 degrees and a low of 28.

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