By Jenna Guzman
In local news, a local adoption program is seeking donations for items to give to students during the holiday season. According to the Watauga Democrat, the Watauga County Schools Adoption Program’s goal for donations is to give each student at least $100 worth of items. The adoption program asks for all donations to be turned in by December 2nd, although they will still accept donations afterwards. They also ask for donations to be gift cards, but will also accept anything. Those wishing to donate can send them to 300 Go Pioneers Drive, Boone NC 28607.
In state news, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will be making an appearance in North Carolina during the week of Thanksgiving. According to WLOS, the White House announced that the two will be visiting the Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, North Carolina on Monday, November 21st and will be participating in a "Friendsgiving" dinner with servicemembers and military families. This event is part of the White House’s “Joining Forces Initiative.”
In global news, the world’s human population has reached 8 billion people. According to the United Nations, the population reached 8 billion on Tuesday, November 15th. According to the UN, it took 12 years for the population to go from 7 to 8 billion, but will take 15 years, which will be the year 2037, for the world to reach 9 billion. This signifies that the growth rate is slowing down.
Today’s weather is courtesy of Booneweather.com. Today is a cold but sunny day with a high of 33 degrees and a low of 19.