There are 2 comments on the The Mountain Times story from Nov 13, 2009, titled More . In it, The Mountain Times reports that:

ASU holds ribbon-cutting for wind turbine Published: 8:22 AM, 11/13/2009 by Scott Nicholson More than four months after installation, the Appalachian State University Renewable Energy Institute held a ribbon-cutting for the Southeast's largest wind turbine, which sits near the Broyhill Inn & Conference Center in Boone.

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Ridge Keeper

Vilas, NC

#1 Jan 1, 2010
This wind turbine makes the most awful screeching noises. You can not sleep if you stay at the Broyhill Inn. It has small blades and it is not going to make much energy. It is just a deception, or tease on ASU's part. ASU wants to destroy the mountain ridges by supporing the installation of 400 foot wind turbines on our ridges. ASU supports bird kills, and blowing up the mountains to insert these huge wind turbines. We should not support Appalachian State University. They already break the ridge law on Beech Mountain. I would not trust them.

United States

#2 Jan 1, 2010
How did they break the ridge law on Beech?

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