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Watauga County sued over The Cottages wastewater spills

Ethan Hunt, News Editor | January 19, 2022

A recent lawsuit could hold Watauga County responsible for numerous treated and untreated wastewater spills from The Cottages of Boone, if the court rules in the plaintiff’s favor.  Adam Zebzda, senior political science major and Boone Board of Adjustment member, filed a complaint Dec. 3 for declaratory ruling, requesting the North Carolina superior court division grant declaratory relief against...

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PHOTO GALLERY: Winter Storm Izzy hits Boone

Photo Desk | January 18, 2022

North Carolina braced for heavy snow and severe weather conditions through the weekend from Winter Storm Izzy. Prior to the storm reaching Boone, the National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for western North Carolina, parts of Virginia and West Virginia. With 12 inches of snow reported, App State students found ways to make the most of the inclement weather by hiking around town...

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In-person classes canceled due to snowstorm

Emily Milano, Reporter | January 17, 2022

In-person classes are canceled Tuesday because of snowfall, according to an email to students and faculty Monday.  Chancellor Sheri Everts said faculty should utilize online or course “winterization” options as Boone experiences approximately 15.6 inches of snow.  Adverse Weather Condition 2 is extended for non-faculty employees until 7 a.m. Wednesday. The Adverse Weather Policy at Condition...

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Town of Boone advises caution, snow removal ahead of storm

Cameron Marshall, Reporter | January 15, 2022

After the National Weather Service predicted more than a foot of snow, the Boone Public Works Department issued a statement to the public Thursday regarding snow removal procedures. Because of the forecasted winter storm Sunday, the Town of Boone prepares to clear snow in downtown Boone. Parking is not allowed on "Emergency Snow Route" areas, which are marked with red and white signs. During the...

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Boil water advisory lifted for Boone, water main break resolved

Will Hofmann, Reporter | January 13, 2022

The Town of Boone Public Works Department lifted Wednesday’s boil water advisory Thursday morning. Traffic flow on King Street has returned to normal after construction on the water main closed part of the road Wednesday.  A main water break on King Street created a loss of pressure in the town water system, causing the Town of Boone to send out the boil water advisory.  The Boone Public Works...

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King Street water main breaks, Boone under boil water advisory

Lucy Bomar, Reporter | January 12, 2022

A water main broke on King Street around 3 a.m. Wednesday, according to a press release published by the Town of Boone Public Works Department.  Water is being restored to affected areas but the boil water advisory will remain in effect until results return tomorrow morning, according to Laney Pilkington, Town of Boone administrative support and communications specialist. “Residents are...

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