By: Zachary Masters
On campus, The Appalachian reports that US Senate candidate Jeff Jackson made an appearance on Sanford Mall to speak to students about his goals for North Carolina. Jackson, if elected, plans to support college students through the increase in financial aid and grants available to students. Jackson is also a strong advocate for vaccinations and mask wearing as a way to help lift the economy out of its current position. The potential senator, who has represented the 37th district in the North Carolina State Senate since 2014, is running for this position in the midterm elections this November.
In national news, faith based groups that are helping to provide for the basic needs of Haitian migrants are currently facing scrutiny from immigration hardliners. Carlos Villareal, a Houston-area leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, stated: “We are a-political.” The various faith groups helping the migrants state the golden rule, “Due unto others as they would do unto you”, and their call to help the needy as their primary cause to help those looking for new homes in the US. The Associated Press reports that many churches and coalition groups along the Southern US border are struggling to help provide sandwiches, bottled water and shelter as more migrants attempt to enter the country.
In world news, the Wall Street Journal reports that panic buying of gas in the UK has resulted in many petrol stations running dry throughout the nation. This, in addition to a shortage of delivery drivers that is the result of the UK’s recent exit of the European Union and the Covid-19 pandemic, has left the country scrambling to meet public demands for gasoline. There is currently an estimated shortage of around 100,000 drivers, according to the Road Haulage Association. To fix the situation, the British government plans to ease visa restrictions and allow more than 5,000 truck drivers into the country in the coming weeks.
This morning’s weather comes from BooneWeather.com. Today, take in the beautiful fall weather, as a high of 74 and a low of 54 is expected. Prepare for light winds reaching anywhere from 5-15 miles per hour from the southwest.