2/8/22 PM News Break
By: Zachary Masters
In local news, you may be hearing some construction noise in the near future on King Street. While demolition is not yet authorized by the Boone Board of Adjustment, the BOA recently gave permission for River Street Ventures to disturb the creek around the Cafė Portofino's building. This is a sign the redevelopment of the former bar and restaurant may soon be taking place. However, due to the building being in a historical district, The Appalachian reports that demolition can only take place as early as April 15th.
In state news, the search continues for one 39-year old father, Jeremy Scott Lemmond, who is believed to be linked to the kidnapping of his 1-year old daughter. An amber alert was sent Sunday morning following a report that his daughter was missing. While she was found later that day, The News and Reporter states that he is wanted for questioning. Lemmond is reported to be 6 feet tall, weighs about 160 pounds and has brown hair with blue eyes. Anyone with information should contact the Mint Hill Police at 704-889-2231.
In world news, NPR reports one free-skier made history twice in one run at the Winter Beijing Olympics. American-born Eileen Gu, who was representing China during the freeski big air event, became the first person to attempt and complete a double cork 1620 jump in a competition, as well as become the first woman to win a gold medal in the event. She hopes her accomplishments will encourage other young girls to take up freeskiing sports and to “shift sport culture toward one motivated by passion”.
Today's weather is brought to you by booneweather.com. Today, expect a high of 41 and a low of 27 degrees with winds reaching 5-15 miles per hour and clear skies. Winds will become more mild in the evening.