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AM News Break 11/16/21

By: Zachary Masters

On campus, The Watauga Democrat reports that Appalachian State University held a Veterans Day Ceremony on a chilly Thursday morning. The event had more than 100 people gather to honor and commend those who have served in the armed forces, as well as hear from several guest speakers on the experiences of military families. Some notable speakers included Chancellor of App State Sheri Everts, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs J.J. Brown and former student Barbara Ashley. Ashley shared stories of military families and challenged each person in attendance to consider the sacrifices of veterans.

In state news, a plane crash at a Western North Carolina country club is the cause of a building fire that took place on Sunday. The plane was making a routine landing at Mountain Air Country Club when it lost control for unknown reasons on its approach, causing a nearby golf course bathroom to catch on fire. After the initial blaze was contained by local fire crews, the pilot was pulled from the crash site and sent to the local hospital with minor injuries. The Charlotte Observer states that the FAA is currently investigating the reason for the crash in cooperation with the National Transportation Safety Board.

In national news, the $1-trillion Biden sponsored infrastructure bill was signed Monday morning in front of a celebrating, bipartisan crowd on the White House lawn. The Associated Press reports that the bill aims to provide an increase in funding to fuel the development and repair of roads, bridges, ports and more. President Joe Biden hopes this will help his recently declining popularity, as well as give a jumpstart to the US economy through new job opportunities. The President's optimism in America’s future was best captured in the statement: “My message to the American people is this: America is moving again and your life is going to change for the better.”

Today’s weather comes to you from Today expect a few clouds with warmer temperatures in the afternoon. A high of 56 degrees and a low of 40 degrees is a surprise to look forward to after these past couple chilly days, with winds reaching anywhere from 5 to 15 mph.


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