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2/8/22 AM News Break

By: Pruett Norris

First and foremost, love is in the air here at Appalachian State as Valentine’s Day is only a week away! If any of you Yosef-loving cupids are out there still hunting for a special something to wow your significant Mountaineer other, Central Dining Hall is offering heart-shaped cakes in a variety of flavors for order through February 10th! You can contact App Bakery at (828) 262-6141 to place an order, but it’s a fun, unique way to support our talented Appalachian bakery staff and impress your special someone.

Swinging Boonewide, practice a very different kind of love by participating in the Watauga County Parks and Rec Food for Friends Food Drive! The High Country Press reports that the Watauga County Parks and Recreation Center will be collecting shelf-stable items through this Friday, February 11th, in a team-up effort with Hospitality House, Casting Bread, and the Hunger & Health Coalition to get food to our community members in need by Valentine’s Day, February 14th. Show some love for our Boone community and drop off a can or two today! Collection times run from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Nationally, loyal listeners will know that there’s nothing I love more than a good movie, and today is the day that the 2022 Oscar Nominations are announced! This year, a slate of 10 movies will be nominated for Best Picture, and according to Entertainment Weekly, that list will likely include such dynamite films as Licorice Pizza, Dune, The Power of the Dog, and Belfast. Personally, I was a massive fan of Power of the Dog, and will be rooting for it to rake in those sweet, sweet Academy Award nominations! The livestream announcement can be viewed on or the Academy’s Facebook and YouTube pages. I am beyond excited for this year’s Oscar race, and I cannot wait to recap what the nominations look like on next week’s Tuesday morning news break! But for now, here’s Kurt with our sports:

Finally, with gratitude as always to, our weather! The temperature remains chilly as ever with a high of 42 degrees and a low of 26, and we can expect some high winds in the morning reaching up to 40 miles an hour! Bundle up Mountaineers and keep those hearts warm.

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