News Break 9/9/21
By: Tommy Savoia
Hungry App students should keep in mind that the Student Union’s Cascades, Leon Levine Hall’s Rise Market and Bakery, and App State’s two McAlister’s restaurants will remain closed due to a considerable deficit of workers. The Appalachian reports that the staffing issue has left all four locations inaccessible for students until they are able to hire more people to cover shifts. The added strain to restaurants should not come as a surprise since positions in the food industry have emptied at a rapid rate since the beginning of the pandemic. It is unknown when these locations will resume business.
Drivers of Watauga County - be aware that this Sunday, September 12, 2021, construction will take place from North Depot Street that connects West King Street up to Queen Street. Watauga Online states that the road will remain completely closed at night between the hours of seven o’clock PM and five o’clock PM and will stay on that schedule until all the developments are done. They also urge drivers to find different paths or call the Town of Boone Street Division for inquiries.
In national news, the Wall Street Journal describes Hurricane Ida as the “most damaging storm for offshore production in more than 15 years”, due to the recent wounds it inflicted on the oil facilities in the Gulf of Mexico. Already in a tough spot, the damage done over a week ago threatens the longevity of the production units that allegedly make up nearly seventeen percent of United States oil production. Although not as rapidly as the companies would like, repairs and maintenance continue to be in place.
The weather this Thursday is showing a lot of clouds, with a slight chance of light rain on the way. Booneweather.com describes it as a “cooler” day with a high of 70 and a low of 48 degrees. Keep your jackets on hand, folks