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Attorney General Josh Stein announced a $118,642,000 settlement with web-based electronic health records company Practice Fusion over allegations that the company accepted payments from some drug manufacturers in exchange for using its software to promote their drugs to physicians.

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving a  vandalism crime.

The Golden LEAF Foundation has announced its Community-Based Grants Initiative in the Northwest Prosperity Zone, which includes the High Country Counties of Alleghany, Ashe, Avery Mitchell Watauga and Yancey Counties.

Appalachian State University has released the Dean’s and Chancellor’s lists for the Fall 2019 semester as well as the list of 1,022 undergraduate students and 155 graduate students that received degrees during commencement ceremonies held in December 2019.

The Boone Town Council and the Boone Planning and Inspections Department held a joint planning retreat January 22 and parking, stormwater, downtown design standards and rezoning were among the topics discussed.

North Carolina District 45 Republican Senator Deana Ballard of Blowing Rock has been named co-chair of the 11-member Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee, and was named to several joint legislative committees.

Watauga High School is set to host its annual Eighth-Grade Parents Nights from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on February 10th and 11th.

New River State Park in Ashe County is planning a series of prescribed burns to reduce the chance of wildfires.

The Watauga County Arts Council has leased the Blue Ridge ArtSpace facility from Watauga County for the last seven years. 

Wilkes Community College and GE Aviation have been named as the 2020 Distinguished Partners in Excellence Award recipients by the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges.