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Woman Charged With DWI after Wreck

January 3, 2020 

BOONE  — A Vilas woman was suspected to have been under the influence on Jan. 2 when she rolled her Subaru Outback on Poplar Grove Road South. Click here to read more...

Watauga Medical Center's First 2020 Baby Born

January 2, 2020


BOONE — Watauga County Medical Center’s first baby of 2020 was born at 3:10 p.m. on Jan. 1, 2020.Click here to read more...

NC DHHS Vaccination Recommendations

October 25, 2019

RALEIGH – Health officials with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are encouraging North Carolina residents to protect themselves, their families and other people around them by getting vaccinated against Influenza as the state enters flu season. Click here for more...


Paramedic Ambulances staffed 24/7


With the support of Watauga County we staff multiple paramedic level  ambulances to respond to emergencies in 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  In 2018 we responded to over 6,000 emergencies, a number which continues to increase annually.


Community CPR Classes

We are better together!  We know that the more members of our community who are comfortable with life-saving interventions such as Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, the better.  Our monthly community CPR courses are FREE to the public.  The only cost is $7 which covers the American Heart Association CPR card issued to each participant at the end of the class.  Sign up now!

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Emergency Fest 2019

EmergencyFest 2019

Some serious fun happens every year on the campus of Appalachian State University.  Check out the video to learn more.  We are already looking forward to next year!!

Watauga Medics: 
Fast Facts

- Total paramedics - 34


- Total EMT's - 19

- Total calls run 2019 - 6,142

- Average response time - 8:46