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10/11/2022 PM News Break

Updated: Nov 8, 2022

By Jenna Guzman

In local news, App State faculty held a candlelight vigil in honor of Iranian women whose lives have been lost due to recent protests in Iran. According to The Appalachian, the vigil was held Monday on Sanford Mall. The vigil lasted about 30 minutes and over 30 people attended, including Chief Diversity Officer Jamie Parson and Judy Haas, the dean of students. During the vigil, guests were given lit candles and flyers displaying images of the victims. After some speeches, attendees walked around Sanford Mall holding up their candles and flyers.

In state news, a drone research facility is opening up in a North Carolina airport. According to WRAL, the drone research facility and flight school is a Virginia-based facility called Xelevate. Xelevate will be homed in the Washington-Warren Airport located in Beaufort County. This airport will now be designated as a drone-smart airport as well as a training school.

In national news, the Statue of Liberty’s crown has reopened to the public for the first time since the pandemic began. According to NPR, the statue's crown has been closed since March 16 of 2020, and until now, it remained as one of the few COVID-19 restrictions still in place for New York. According to NPR, tickets are already sold out for almost the entirety of the month of October.

Today’s weather is courtesy of Today is a sunny day with a few scattered clouds with a high of 63 and a low of 46.

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