By: Ethan Bumgarner
In campus news, the Reich College of Education Public Schools Partnership Mini-Grants Committee has awarded mini-grants to education workers who help pitch projects that “help make an impact on public schools.” The Public Schools Partnership program was established in 1987 and helps bring App State and different P-12 public schools together to work with one another to help improve education, according to The Appalachian.
In local news, the Boone Fire Department responded to a structure fire call at the Boone Mall around 2 p.m. on Friday, According to Fire Chief Jimmy Isaacs it was a HVAC malfunction that caused an odor. The mall was evacuated and allowed community members to reenter around 2:50 p.m., according to The Watagua Democrat.
In national news, crews on water and shore worked feverishly to prevent environmental damage from one of the largest oil spills in California history. The spill was caused by a suspected leak in the underwater pipeline that fouled the sands of the famed Huntington Beach and could keep the beaches closed for weeks or longer, according to The Associated Press.
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