04/19/2023 AM News Break
By Andrew Rice & Nick Goodman
In local news, George Shinn, a former Charlotte Hornets owner purchased Cornerstone Christian bookstore. According to the Watauga Democrat, Shinn and his wife are residents in Linville and are taking over the store in hopes to expand throughout the High Country.
In state news, the Raleigh City council is considering development of a 40 story tower in the middle of downtown. According to WRAL, about 1.75 acres is currently approved for downtown mixed use of up to 20 stories but developers want to double the allowed height. Since 2020, the Raleigh City Council has approved 26 rezoning requests for 20 or 40 stories.
In national news, Fox News and its parent company Fox Corp have struck a deal in its defamation lawsuit. According to NPR, the news corporation reached a settlement with Dominion Voting Systems over claims of fraud made on the network in the 2020 presidential race. No details of the settlement have been made immediately available but experts say this is the most desirable outcome for Dominion Voting Systems. Now to sports.
App State baseball is looking to rebound after a rough stretch in sun belt conference play. They will play a three game series against the Ole Dominion Monarchs starting this Friday at 6PM. The Monarchs are off to a great start, with a 24-11 record, and a 9-6 start in conference play. The Mountaineers have lost the last two conference series after winning the first three, and they are looking to rebound at home. All games will be broadcasted on ESPN+, and games 2 and 3 on Saturday and Sunday feature WASU’s Riley Carlson and Jordan Luker as Color commentators respectively.
The NBA playoffs have started, and some exciting games will take place tonight. At 7:30 on TNT, the Los Angeles Lakers will face the Memphis Grizzlies in game 2 of the series. It will be a must win game for the Grizzlies, as it would be devastating for them to lose the first two in a seven game series at home. At 9 pm the Miami Heat will look to play spoiler against the Milwaukee Bucks on NBA TV. The Bucks are in a similar situation as the Grizzlies, they can’t afford to lose both home games at the start of the series. At 10 pm the Minnesota Timberwolves will face off against the Denver Nuggets on TNT. The Nuggets dominated game 1 at home and will look to dominate tonight. This has been your morning sports break, now it is time for your Boone weather report.
And now for a special weather report powered by Boonweather.com. Today will be a mostly sunny day with warm temperatures with a high of 74 and a low of 50.