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5 Things You Need to Know Today: Aug. 23

Here are the five things you need to know before you start your day in Marblehead.

Today is Thursday, Aug. 23, and here are the five things you need to know:

1. It should be another pleasant summer day in Marblehead. The National Weather Service is predicting that local residents can expect it to be mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Tonight should be partly cloudy, with a low around 65. (sunrise, 5:59 a.m.; low tide, 9:56 a.m.; high tide, 4:13 p.m.; sunset, 7:31 p.m.)

2. At their meeting Wednesday evening, the Marblehead Forever Committee nailed down the time, place and date of Marblehead's big celebration in honor of Olympic gold medal winner Kayla Harrison. The event will be held Sept. 23 at . Click Here for our full story.

3. The Board of Selectmen unanimously endorsed the 's effort to secure up to $20,000 in technology grant funding at their meeting at Wednesday night. Click Here for all the details.

4. The Historical Commission will meet this morning on the second floor of . The meeting, scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., is expected to feature a discussion regarding several upcoming preservation projects, according to the posted agenda.

5. Today in History: On Aug. 23, 1784, western North Carolina declared intself an independent state under the name of Franklin; it wasn't accepted into the United States, and only lasted for four years.

For more things going on in Marblehead today, check out our events calendar.

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