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July 2, 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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Federal grant helps local business increase sales by $2 million
Just south of Wilkesboro in Moravian Falls is an operation that defies a number of widely held assumptions



Season is slower but toruism officials take regional focus
Despite a slowdown in tourism stays, the Watauga County Tourism
Development Authority is blazing new trails



Goss addresses budget crisis
With budget negotiations in Raleigh in full-swing, N.C. Sen. Steve Goss (D–45)
took some time on the morning of Saturday, June 20



Preparing to pump
Biofuel station to open Friday



Fresh tea party launches July 2
It’s tea time again.



Together NC hears state budget woes
Representatives of a number of public-service agencies gathered at the Watauga County Public Library



Boone will clean up water-intake with $500,000 state grant
The town of Boone has received an expected $500,000 grant from the North Carolina Rural Center



Officials: Before buying fireworks, check local laws
Fireworks have become an Independence Day tradition across the nation.



Bullying bill draws criticism
With the N.C. House of Representatives narrowly passing a controversial school anti-bullying bill

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Military Business Center addresses Boone chamber
The military is not only a force for national defense, it’s also a power in the economic trenches.




Gift from late Boone businessman establishes scholarships at ASU
A gift that will provide more than $1 million from the late Norman Cheek and his family to the Appalachian State University Foundation





Fenwick nets Bernstein award
University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) Chancellor John Mauceri has announced




Market, SAHA hope to plant common ground amid parking dispute
After more than three decades as good neighbors, a feud is developing between two community treasures



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Spirits, food and beans will revolve around Galileo's

It’s a coffee shop — no. It’s a restaurant — no.


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Local woman; Columbian
Boone resident Beth Frye is no stranger to the Blood Sweat and Gears Bike Ride.

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