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Afternoon News Update, 2/1/21

News by Eris Lowdermilk, Sports by Garrett Davenport

Appalachian State’s nonprofit The New River Light and Power completed its grant-funded project to remove the historic Payne Branch dam, which was located off Highway 321, just south of Boone, on the Middle Fork of the New River. The project has helped rehabilitate an approximately 1,200-linear-foot section of the river and took approximately three months to complete.

Campus: Classes will begin in-person starting February 1st. Welcome back, on-campus students!!

National: The Senate is currently working on another stimulus package. The $600 billion stimulus package will be a compromise to Biden’s $1.9 trillion packages. The Senate’s version is going towards vaccines and families in need.

International: Today is the first day of Black History Month! According to the NAACP website, ways you can support Black History Month is to study the African Diaspora, Read a biography of an influential Black-figure, Read a book by a Black author, and support Black artists through music, art, etc.

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