WMC welcomes first baby born in 2023

Watauga Medical Center has welcomed the first baby of 2023, who made his entrance on Sunday, Jan. 1. Ethan Emilio Vicente Alvarez was born at 10:55 a.m. to parents Esmeralda Alvarez and Felipe Vicente Santiago of Newland. He weighed 5 lbs. and 8 oz. and was 19-inches long.

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