- News Staff
11/08/2022 PM News Break
By Jenna Guzman
In local news, the Plemmons Student Union is open for election day voting. According to The Appalachian, the polls in the Student Union opened at 6:30 A.M. today and will remain open until 7:30 P.M., in which the polls will then close. Anyone who is still in line during that time will still be able to vote. According to The Appalachian, any absentee ballots must be postmarked by 5 p.m. today and received by the county Board of Elections by 5 p.m. on Nov. 14. Voters can also hand deliver absentee ballots to the county Board of Elections on Election Day. WASU will have election coverage broadcasted starting at 7 PM.
In state news, over 10 thousand people have already voted in Watauga County. According to the Watauga Democrat, 13,165 residents cast their ballot in Watauga County during the early voting period, and another 766 have sent in their absentee ballot by mail, according to the North Carolina State Board of Election.
In national news, there has finally been a winner for the record breaking Powerball jackpot prize. According to WBTV, a single winning ticket for the 2.04 billion dollar prize was sold in California. This ends a three-month period of nobody winning it.
Today’s weather is courtesy of Booneweather.com. Today is a sunny and very warm day with a high of 69 degrees and a low of 32.