- News Staff
02/21/2023 AM News Break
By Margurite Huckaby & Jordan Luker
From around campus, Appalachian State Theatre and dance production of “The Moors” is chosen for the 2023 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival is a prestigious national theatre program that recognizes and celebrates the work done at college theatre level. According to HCPress , the November 2022 production of “The Moors” will be performed during the 55th annual festival. This year’s festival will take place at Georgia Southern University from February 7 through February 11 on their Statesboro, GA campus.
In state news, Durham, NC hosted the 5th annual Chili-Cook Off. According to ABC11, mature cooks in Durham brought flavor to Downtown Durham this past Sunday, February 19. The 5th annual Chili-Cook Off was hosted by the Ponysaurus Brewing Company. The winner received a $75 gift certicificate and a trophy. All donations from the event went towards Porch Durham, an organization that helps provide meals to families facing hunger in Durham County.
In national news, extra SNAP benefits, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, are to end in 32 states and threaten food security in rural America. According to USA Today, food bank managers fear demand for food banks will spike in March, when officials take back the pandemic era increase to SNAP benefits. Officials estimate that families on these benefits will see a 30-4-% decrease in SNAP payments. as emergency allotments tied to the public health emergency halt in 32 states.
Now time for sports.
First, today women’s track and field will participate in the Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championships after starting yesterday in Birmingham, Alabama. Baseball will today be in High Point, NC to take on High Point. This is coming off of a 3 win sweep against Queens including a 13-5 win.
On Wednesday, women’s basketball will take on James Madison here in Boone while the men’s team will take on Georgia State in Atlanta. The men’s team coming off of a tough loss to Old Dominion during senior day here at home, and the women’s team losing on Saturday to Troy 66-73. Both teams are trying to end their season strong.
Friday, the App State softball team will start playing against Georgetown in Wilmington on Friday and Baseball will take on North Carolina A&T in High Point. Women’s basketball on Friday will end here in Boone against ULM, and the men’s basketball team will end their season in Statesboro against Georgia Southern.
Finally rounding out the week on Saturday, Softball will take on Georgetown again, Men’s golf is in the Wolfpack invitational in Raleigh, Baseball will take on North Carolina A&T here in Boone for their home opener, women’s tennis will be at UNC Asheville, and finally Softball plays again in Wilmington against UNCW.
Now to the weather.
According to Booneweather.com, it will be partly cloudy with a few rain showers. The high is going to be 58 with a low of 43.