By Margurite Huckaby
From around campus, Beaver Scholars program propels App State grad’s health care career close to home. According to Appalachian Today , App State alum Lexie Farr, 22’ graduate became the first person in her family to graduate from college. App States’ Beaver Scholarship Program has provided her with this opportunity and she now has a leadership role at UNC Health Blue Ridge in Morganton. The Beaver Scholars program was established in 2019, and is the premier scholarship program in App State’s Beaver College of Health Sciences.
From around North Carolina, R. Kelly is placed in federal prison in Granville County. According to ABC 11, the dishonored R&B star, R. Kelly is now in a Granville County prison. He is serving a 30 year sentence for racketeering and sex trafficking. Kelly denies any wrong doings and is planning on appealing his conviction. As of right now, he is listed as an inmate at Butner Medium I Federal Correctional Institute.
In national news, A South Florida man shot at 2 Instacart delivery workers who went to the wrong house. According to NPR, a man in South Florida shot at 2 people driving in a car on his property, accidently going to the wrong house for an instacart delivery. The resident states that he shot at the car after they drove over his foot. On April 15, Waldes Thomas Jr.(19) and Diamond Harley Darville (18) were having trouble figuring out the address for the instacart order they were delivering. They accidentally pulled into Antonio Caccavale (43)’s house. His son approached the car as the teenagers tried to reverse out of the driveway, accidentally hitting a boulder. The teenagers told investigators that Caccavale aggressively went up to the car and grabbed at the driver’s side window. As they drove away, they heard gunshots. Caccavale says he told his son to tell the car to leave and then heard his son screaming for help. He came to his aid, saying that the car was erratically driving and hitting things in his yard. He also claims that the car sideswiped him on his foot and that's when he pulled out his handgun. There are two bullet holes in the car and the rear passenger tire was flat. Police are unsure if there was a crime that occurred, and say "Each party appear justified in their actions based on the circumstances they perceived”.
According to Booneweather.com, today is going to be partly cloudy with a high of 56 and a low of 36, with early frost in the valley and slight wind.