WATAUGA COUNTY — Boone area residents have spent years following the developments of two asphalt plants in Watauga County, one located on U.S. 421 by Deep Gap and another by Rainbow Trail in Boone. The completion of these two asphalt plants, however, is still not in the immediate future.

Neither facility is set to begin construction soon, according to the Watauga County Director of Planning and Inspections Joe Furman.

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Marisa Mecke is a Report for America corps member for Mountain Times Publications. Report for America is a national nonprofit service program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on undercovered issues.

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“basically zero emission”

It's an asphalt plant. It's literally hydrocarbons. This is 100% BS.

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