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News Update 9/10/21

By: Zachary Masters

On campus, The Appalachian reports that the Boone Police department has finally resolved a racially charged incident that occurred September 4th, the night of the Luke Combs Concert. After reviewing body camera footage released by the Boone PD, Appalachian State Junior Matt Russel took back his original claim that he was racially profiled after being accused of setting off a fire-work mortar. Four unidentified men were also suspected of setting off the explosion, but the police who investigated the incident could not clearly decide who set off the explosive.

Looking for your next page turner? The Friends of Watauga County Library will hold a book sale for members only on September 16th and become open to the public from September 17th to the 18th. Reading material being sold can be found at prices as low as $2 for children and $5 for adults. The Watauga Democrat reports that the Friends organization has the goal to use any funds gained from the sale to pay for the library’s staff education, programs, services and collections. The Library can be found at 140 Queen Street in Boone.

Nationally, The Wall Street Journal reports that President Joe Biden made a statement at a Washington DC Public School defending his stance on the vaccine mandate despite complaints from his Republican counterparts. After showing his new plan to combat the recent spike in Covid-19 cases across the country, several Republican governors went on social media to display their unhappiness with his tactics. South Carolina Governor Henry McMasters tweeted: “Rest assured, we will fight them to the gates of hell to protect the liberty and livelihood of every South Carolinian.” Biden responded saying that vigilance and precautions are the only way to overcome this pandemic.

This afternoon’s weather comes from Today, expect a high of 71 degrees and a low of 49 degrees with lots of sunshine and low winds.

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