The 44th Annual Grover C. Robbins, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament was held at Grandfather Golf and Country Club on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. The event raised more than $31,000 to benefit the Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center.

AppHealthCare (Appalachian District Health Department) and Appalachian Regional Healthcare System are advising residents and visitors to be aware of the possibility of smoke from Sampson/Horton fire in the southern portion of Watauga County.

The Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) Board of Trustees voted unanimously on October 27, 2016 to appoint Charles Franklin "Chuck" Mantooth, 49, as President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He will officially start in the role January 27, 2017.

New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S., were announced today by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. Watauga Medical Center was one of 844 hospitals to receive an “A”, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.

Albert Einstein said, “There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

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