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July 9, 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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Filing still open for area towns
Candidacy filing opened Monday for municipal races in Watauga County and four new candidates filed Tuesday while one incumbent decided not to run

 

 

DBDA will continue to operate for now
Despite losing town funding, the Downtown Boone Development Association is
looking for ways to stay alive.

 

 

 

Bid deadline for old WHS approaches
Officials cautiously hopeful about prospects

 

 

 

Jobless rate grows across High Country
When the N.C. Employment Security Commission released county unemployment numbers for May

 

 

 

‘Christmas’ CD will benefit Hunger Coalition
All the proceeds of this year’s “Christmas in the Mountains Volume 3” CD will fund a new initiative established by the Hunger and Health Coalition.

 

 

Lack of investors may keep away housing stimulus
Though federal stimulus money is being put into government-subsidized housing programs

 

 

 

Chief announces retirement from Boone Police
Boone Police Chief Bill Post is stepping down at the end of July
after 11 years leading the Boone police force.


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Kingdom Builders comes to Boone for 10th anniversary
In the summer of 1999, several church youth groups from Georgia traveled to Boone as a pilot project for Kingdom Builders.

 

 

Amid farmers market dispute, new markets take shape
With the future of the Watauga County Farmers Market clouded because of parking concerns, other farmers markets are also blossoming.

 

 

 

Appalachian Women’s Fund seeking grant applicants
The Appalachian Women’s Fund is currently accepting grant applications for 2010. The deadline for applying is Aug. 1.

 

 

Business Times
Greenway Carpet Care announces grand opening

 

 


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Awards flow from river conservation group

The Watauga River Conservation Partners (WRCP) formed in 1999 as a chapter of the Western North Carolina Alliance


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Dozens Show Livestock at Ag Expo Center
Approximately three dozen youth from all over western North Carolina made the trip to West Jefferson on the Fourth of July

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