By Jenna Guzman
In local news, App State unveiled a new flag in the International Hallway of Plemmons Student Union. According to The Appalachian, the Lumbee Tribe flag was raised Monday February 27th in honor of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. According to The Appalachian, the Lumbee Tribe is one of the largest native American groups in the eastern United States. Before the flag was unveiled, there was a ceremony in which members of the Student American Indian Movement and the Office of Diversity, in addition to App State faculty collaborated in sharing speeches. People such as Chancellor Sheri Everts and Chief Diversity Officer Jamie Parson were in attendance.
In state news, a car dealership in Raleigh is apologizing to its customers after a racial slur was found on oil change stickers on the cars. According to WRAL, the 11 customers who brought their car to the Leith Volkswagen of Raleigh dealership for an oil change, got their car back with the offensive message on the sticker on their windshield. An investigation found that none of the dealership employees were responsible for creating the sticker, rather, it was a child from one of the workers in a third-party cleaning crew. The dealership told WRAL that they terminated the cleaning service as a result.
In national news, a new bill to tighten federal regulations of trains carrying hazardous materials will be introduced and proposed Tuesday. According to the New York Times, the bill will be proposed by two House Democrats, and this will be the first legislative proposal to be viewed by Congress since the recent derailment of a train carrying toxins in Ohio, which influenced the creation of this new proposed bill.
Today’s weather is courtesy of Booneweather.com. Today is a clear but windy day with a high of 63 degrees and low of 40.