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April 30, 2009 EDITION
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bullet Health officials advise calm amid swine-flu outbreak

While swine flu is dominating headlines, the disease still seems to be a long way from the Boone area.

bullet On the Run
Staying fit is only a few thousand steps away


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Buzzing back to Boone; Peterson returns to ASU
Sometimes, a coach can have two tours of duty at one school.




News Roundup
Expo launches May 5



Farmers Market opens May 2
The Watauga County Farmers Market is kicking off its 35th anniversary
season on Saturday, with local green



SafeLink effort provides cell phones for needy
Nearly 4,000 Watauga County residents may be eligible for a free cellular phone




USA Weekend comes to The Mountain Times
Mountain Times Publications is going national--at least for a new weekend supplement.



Jobless rate trends downward in Watauga Co.
Most regional counties still recording double-digit rates



25 summer jobs available for youth ages 16 to 24
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act — the federal stimulus program



More at Four program faces possible cuts
With the North Carolina Senate’s adopted budget cutting $40 million from the “More at Four” program, the local school system could lose staff




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‘Dancing for Paws’ steps out for Humane Society

As a start to the celebration of its 40th anniversary year, the Watauga Humane Society is hosting a dance featuring local DJ Keith Richardson



Sqrambled Scuares moves to MTN
“MTN” might not make a very good word to scramble, but it seems to be
a good fit for Sqrambled Scuares.



Counting Every Drop
Hardin Park School hosts conservation day



Midnight at the OASIS celebrates seven years
One of the area’s largest non-profit service organizations, Opposing Abuse with Services


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'Legends help open ball park

The gloves were a little stiff and the bats a little dusty, but Watauga’s all-time all-stars added sparkle to the county’s newest diamonds Thursday.


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Blue Ridge Parkway
They clean up with a little help from their Friends

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