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August 27, 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

Blood supplies sinking lower; several types needed
A critical drop in blood supplies across the Southeast has ramped up the local call for donations.


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No action on county billboard question
Opposition and support to a proposed amendment to the sign ordinance in Watauga County were evenly matched at Tuesday’s public hearing.




Town council to appoint new member
The Boone Town Council is expected to appoint a new member Thursday to fill the vacancy left by council member Liz Aycock, who resigned in late June.




ASU students move in




Watauga’s charter school faces budget uncertainty
Watauga County’s only charter school brought home recognition on its end-of-year
testing despite facing budget challenges.



Armed & Numerous
Concealed carry handgun permits on the rise



Crime decreases across the state; varied locally
Crime rates are down statewide.

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Down on the Farm; out in the City
The 54th annual Farm City Celebration, held on Saturday, recognized
some of the key contributors to local agriculture



Famous pet detective takes local case
A nationally recognized pet detective has come to Boone to crack a tough case.




Cotillion opens 2009-10 season
The High Country Cotillion program is registering students for the 2009-10 Weekend Session.




Skyline Membership Corporation recognized by Board of Education
SkyLine Membership Corporation has received an Education Partnership Award from the Watauga County Board of Education


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An Evening of Watauga Women Songwriters on Friday

The Watauga Arts Council presents An Evening of Watauga Women Songwriters on Friday, Aug. 21, as part of the Jones House Concerts on the Lawn series.


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20th Annual Brutal Attracts More Than 300 Cyclists
The 20th Annual Blue Ridge Brutal was one to remember on Saturday, Aug. 15, as 331 cyclists gathered at the Ashe Civic Center early Saturday morning to test their endurance on the mountain roads of Ashe County


Community Foundation tees off (or serves up) golf and tennis for a cause
The golf carts and tennis courts of the Blowing Rock Country Club will be filled with
people doing their part

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