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June 18, 2009 EDITION
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Relay for Life gets ready for annual fight against cancer
The Watauga County Relay for Life held its kick-off dinner Monday night, with about 400 cancer survivors, relay team members and supporters gathering at Greenway Baptist Church in Boone.

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.

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Staying fit is only a few thousand steps away


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County passes $40-million budget
Watauga County now has its budget for the next fiscal year,
with two weeks but no money to spare.



Officers go on prescription patrol
Two local narcotics officers, one from Boone Police Department and one from Watauga County Sheriff’s Office, attended a training course hosted by the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office



Boone budget includes money for 421 project
The Boone Town Council will kick in additional funds for the widening of
U.S. 421 set to begin later this year.



Slim state budget leads to local school layoffs
Possibly facing an almost $3-million shortfall from a budget-strapped state, the Watauga County school system announced the layoff of 28 employees on Wednesday.



News Roundup
Parade moves up in time

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10,000 Step Closer...
Check helps Hospitality House get closer to new facility



Playhouse offers early-bird tickets for music fest
Rain or shine, a sure-fire recipe for fun this summer is a visit to The Children’s Playhouse.



Relay for Life takes off Friday



Luminaria Form
Relay for Life 2009

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On the Porch with Michael Reno Harrell

Singer-songwriter plays Friday at the Jones House


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Canoe Race Raises $2,200 for 4-H
Almost 100 competitors took to the New River on Saturday, June 6, paddling as fast as they could in a bid to claim glory at the 28th Annual New River Canoe Race.
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