PM News Break 11/11/21
By: Tommy Savoia
Around campus, you can look forward to more shows at the Schaefer Center of the Performing Arts. Their website lists the next big show planned for 7PM on Sunday, November 14. The show will feature popular bluegrass groups Yonder Mountain Spring Band and The Del McCoury Band. Schaefer Center credits Yonder Mountain Spring as the band that “redefined” the bluegrass genre by combining it with the world of rock-and-roll. The Del McCoury Band is mentioned to be the “most awarded band” in bluegrass antiquity. Tickets can be purchased on the Schaefer Center’s website or in-person at the venue’s ticket counter.
Around the local community, The Watauga Democrat details a search by the High Country Crime Stoppers and the Boone Police Department for a suspect that was responsible for driving a bicyclist off the road on 583 Jefferson Rd last Monday. The incident happened at precisely 3:44PM. It is reported that the individual riding the bike was driven off the road by a “black pickup truck” with a trailer of tires driving too close for safety. If anyone has information about the event, they are urged to contact High Country Crime Stoppers or the Boone Police department, the instructions of which can be found on WataugaDemocrat.com. Rewards are offered for helpful information.
Nationally, The Wall Street Journal reports that The Justice Department is suing Uber over transgressions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The popular transportation company is in hot water due to an increasing number of incidents involving charging more in “wait-time fees” to those who are physically disabled and cannot arrive at the Uber driver’s location as fast as others. Seen as an unfair situation, US Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds describes the added costs as “significant toll on people with disabilities”. As of the last week, Uber stated that it has removed its previous guidelines and is deferring fees for those who mentioned that they are physically disabled
This afternoon’s weather report is thanks to Booneweather.com. It looks like we’re back to a cloudy sky today. Rain will be moving in this afternoon and carrying into the night. Slight winds and low temperatures will accompany the showers, with a high of 58 degrees and a low of 42 degrees.