- News Staff
News Break 9/7/21
By: Clyde Cohen
The Appalachian reports in campus news that App State enrolled its largest freshman class in school history, this year. With the class totaling 4,099 students, this is the first time there have been over 4,000 first-years enrolled at a time.
In local news, The Watauga Democrat reports that the Valle Country Fair is returning live for its 43rd year. Remaining consecutive by operating virtually in 2020, the fair was still considered a success as online sales and donations generated a buzz despite the difficult circumstances. Occurring on October 16th at the Valle Crucis Conference Center, attendees can expect a plethora of artists selling homemade crafts, as well as a variety of performances including gospel, bluegrass, and country music.
In national news, The Wall Street Journal documents that the United States Justice Department is working to thwart the efforts of the Texas Abortion Law. Forefronted by U.S. Attorney General, Merrick Garland, federal laws are in place making it a crime to attack or threat people seeking an abortion, as well as making it illegal to damage the property of abortion clinics. The Justice Department is continually searching for more ways to combat the law.
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