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July 30 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

bulletReport: Obesity-busting programs show success
Obesity-prevention efforts led to more physical activity among school-aged children last year


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UPDATE ALERT! Ashe sheriff: Body found; believed to be missing man
Williams: Hammer expected to be charged



ASU will conduct siren test, Aug. 5

Appalachian State University will conduct its monthly test of the campus siren
warning system Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 11:55 a.m.




News Roundup
Foxx sponsors new healthcare bill




Good news, bad news for jobless rates
Watauga County’s unemployment rate rose in June, though regional
unemployment rates decreased last month




Widening project begins Monday
The contractor for the US 421/King Street widening planned to begin work Monday,
according to the N.C. Department of Transportation.




Board of Adjustment suit comes back to Boone
The N.C. Court of Appeals heard an appeal filed by the Town of Boone and the town’s Board of Adjustments (BOA) based a June 2008 lawsuit




New project offers new GATE for the unemployed
When the folks at the Rural Center wrote a grant last June to apply for U.S. Department of Labor funding for an entrepreneurial program

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‘Losers’ win big in county weight-loss program
A team of competition participants are nearly a quarter of a ton lighter after an obesity-prevention program, and the good news is they are fit to share their success stories with clients and patients.




Local sports show is in the cards
Sports card collecting has come a long way from the tiny painted portraits tucked into cigarette packs around the turn of the 19th Century, and now the hobby is coming to Boone.




DBDA works on securing future with town of Boone
The Boone Town Council and the Downtown Boone Development Association will be discussing the possibility of a six-month contract after a presentation on the matter by DBDA



Farm-City will bloom on a farm (in the city)
Watauga County was a mostly rural county and Dwight D. Eisenhower was president of the United States when the first Farm-City Banquet was held.


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Sierra Wilson attends FBI National Academy

A High Country teen was selected to attend to this year’s FBI National Academy Associates Youth Leadership Program (YLP) in late June.


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Watauga swim team shines
The Watauga County Swim Team qualified four swimmers to participate in the North Carolina State Championship Meet for 14 and unders last weekend.

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