For the past four months, a Tennessee corporation has been trying to convince our Board of Adjustments that they should be allowed to develop an asphalt plant on Highway 421. They're arguing grandfathered status that would allow them to go against local ordinances that were passed by our county administrators to protect local citizens. A corporate expert, attempting to belittle a local homeowner's concern, said that citizen's house wasn't going to catch the bulk of emitted pollutants, stating: "On the side of the prevailing winds you might have concerns."
So, what is on the side of the prevailing winds? Parkway School.
Two Rivers Community School is also nearby.
Closing arguments in this hearing will take place at the Watauga County Courthouse on Wednesday, February 10 at 4:00 p.m.. Your presence is your voice. Come help us stand against the emission of known carcinogens near our schools!