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May 7, 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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The Summer of Detours
DOT gets ready for major 421 construction




New Roundup
Who is Boone’s Biggest Loser



County board looks to tighten fiscal belt
The county government is tightening its collective belt for the year ahead.



Foxx criticized for Shepard remark
U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx is again taking media heat for a comment made on the congressional floor.



ASU to conduct emergency drill
Appalachian State University will conduct an emergency exercise Wednesday, May 13, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

As prices flare up, smokers look to kick butts
Increases in the cost of cigarettes, as well as restrictions on public smoking, have created a sprint to help lines and other methods for helping kick the habit.





Survey reveals land-use concerns
A Mars Hill College survey claims most Watauga County residents are concerned about the effect of development and growth on natural areas on water resources.

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The Roadeo: Low-Speed Thrills
County bus drivers take on obstacles




Wheels stay on skate park for at least a month
The Watauga County Board of Commissioners debated the future of the county’s skate park during Monday’s meeting, deciding to spend another month trying to make the park work.




ASU conducts spring graduation
More than 1,800 students are expected to receive their degrees during May commencement at Appalachian State University.




High school Graduation Project becomes optional for 2010
The new “Graduation Project” requirement that would have taken effect with the Class of 2010 has been made optional for next year’s seniors at Watauga High School.



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Mr. WHS nets nearly $40,000 for area families

Mr. WHS nets nearly $40,000 for area families
On Saturday, April 25, the Watauga High School Student Council held its ninth annual Mr. WHS Pageant.


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Despite Weather, Hagel Memorial Tournament Draws Crowd
Cloudy skies were not enough to keep approximately 160 golfers away from Mountain Aire Golf Club on Saturday, May 2, for the 14th annual Carl Hagel Memorial Golf Tournament.

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