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May 14, 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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School meal prices will increase
School meals will increase next year under a plan approved by the
Watauga County Board of Education Monday night.



News Roundup
Who is Boone’s Biggest Loser



Tourism revenue lags behind 2008 increase so far
While state tourist and visitor spending grew slightly last year, this year will likely see some downturn



Organic co-op rolls forward
The New River Organic Growers is poised for a bountiful year


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Happy Trails to Trailway

421 project forces dry cleaners to close




Quartet of speakers challenge ASU graduating class
Commencement at Appalachian State University was a day to honor graduates who have completed their dream of earning a college degree.



A Place for Portraits
County looks for new home for displaced paintings




Chetola picked as top biz
From a boarding house to lakefront condominiums. Chetola Resort has long been an escape for visitors and travelers and now it’s been recognized by the business community.




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Fundraisers to benefit Bradley Swift

Boone Police officer battles leukemia


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Free Livestock Showmanship Clinic Set for Saturday
The North Carolina Cooperative Extension and Ashe Friend of Agriculture will be hosting a livestock and horse showmanship clinic on Saturday, May 16, beginning at 9 a.m.

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