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News Break 8/30/21

By: Zachary Masters

In local news, two Boone business owners are looking to give accessible, locally sourced goods to the area by opening a new market. The Wildwood Community Market, which is located at 182 Howard Street, looks to provide fresh produce, meats and prepared foods to support local farmers through their affordable exchange. According to the Watauga Democrat, the new farmers market is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2021 after the co owners are confident they can responsibly open a clean, new public space.

In state news, the North Carolinian based fast food chain, Bojangles, will be closing its doors across all company owned and operated business for two days. CBS-17 News reports that this is done to give their staff a “well-deserved break". However, employees will not be receiving any form of compensation for these required days off. This closure will only affect those businesses that are corporate owned and will take place on August 30th and September 13th.

Nationally, The Wall Street Journal reports that Hurricane Ida made landfall in southern Louisiana Sunday afternoon, resulting in battered coastlines and torrential downpour. The category 4 hurricane landed in Port Fourchon, 60 miles south of New Orleans with winds reaching up to 150 miles an hour. It is reported that, within the state, up to 800,000 homes are currently without power and sewage pump stations are not operational throughout the state.

This afternoon’s weather comes from Today, look for clear skies and pleasant temperatures with a high of 83 degrees and a low of 63 degrees. Expect light winds from the Northwest.

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