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June 4, 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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Commissioners close skate park
After three years in operation, the Appalachian Skate Park was closed Monday by a unanimous decision by the Watauga County Board of Commissioners.



News Roundup
Benefit bike ride and concert
Friends and coworkers of Bradley Swift have organized a benefit bike ride for June 13.



Making a difference for $20
What can $20 do?



Cost of green changes discussed at luncheon
The Green Revolution doesn’t come without a price.



Ordinance requires bike spaces
Amendment applies to new buildings in Boone




Ashe, Boone officials to address water-intake issue
The Ashe County Board of Commissioners will meet with town of Boone officials



Land Trust Day returns to area
Several local businesses will celebrate Land Trust Day on Saturday, June 6.



CCC&TI moves ahead with building despite state’s budget crunch
The Watauga campus of Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute is officially poised for expansion, but as with most public agencies, a lean budget year lies ahead.




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Fire on the Rock contest sparks a first-ever tie
Winning chefs in the 2009 Fire on the Rock Chef Challenge received trophies last week.



Annual meeting and groundbreaking ceremony planned




Getting a handle on green training
Sometimes you just need to sit down in the same room.




Softball battle benefits Boone police officer
Ten teams battled through a double-elimination softball tournament for a good cause Saturday.



Local author finds cat cliff-hanger stranger than fiction
Local author Maggie Bishop has a passion for telling stories of mystery and romance.



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Senior Games wrap up in High Country

The two men exchange a good-natured slap on the back on the sports field


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SCORE Alliance Soccer camp scheduled for June 26-27
Get ready to don those shorts and lace up those cleats as it’s almost time for the SCORE Alliance Soccer Camp in Boone.



Tournament Raises More Than $7,000 for Clinic
Thunder storms and soggy fairways weren't enough to keep golfers away from the second annual Ashe County Free Medical Clinic charity golf tournament.

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