Carter County News

Longer emergency response times possible in Carter County

People living in Carter County could see emergency response times nearly double starting in August. Without more funding, the Carter County Rescue Squad will have to close two of its stations.

Roan Mountain bridge dedicated to murder victim

A Carter County bridge now honors a member of the Roan Mountain community who was brutally murdered one year ago.

Stadium on schedule, construction for music starting at Elizabethton High

Construction is underway on a new band room, along with a few more classrooms, adding much-needed space for students and teachers at Elizabethton High School.

Community health screening on Saturday morning

Sycamore Shoals Hospital will be hosting a community health screening on Saturday morning.

Carter Co. veteran remembers fighting in Vietnam

On July 8, 1959 the first Americans were killed in Vietnam, setting the stage for a war that lasted more than a decade. And on Capitol Hill, Congress marked the 50th anniversary of when the war began in 1965.

Spencer Nave Jr. who lives in Carter County joined the army in 1961 and was volunteered to go to Vietnam.

Man arrested after hit and run injures 2

There is now an arrest after the hit and run that sent two people to the hospital in Elizabethton on Friday night.

Emergency drug available to air rescue teams

Air rescue teams have a new resource they hope will reduce traumatic death numbers.

Country store, mill, other memorabilia could be yours

A piece of Northeast Tennessee history is up for grabs and can be yours if the price is right. An old country store and mill are being auctioned off along with all of their contents.

Carter County puts first ads on buses


These two advertisements, one from Subway and the other from Northeast Community Credit Union, are the first in the county.

Police spray chemicals & take armed, drunk man away

Reports of an armed man inside of a home and shots fired ended with police shooting chemicals into a house and finally taking a drunk man away.

Carter County, Tennessee

County courthouse in Elizabethton, Tenn. Photo by Brian Stansberry
General Information
Size: 348 square miles
Population: 57,424 (2010)
County seat: Elizabethton
Other cities and towns: Watauga, Johnson City, Roan Mountain, Central, Pine Crest, Hunter, Big Springs, Hampton
More information: cartercountytn.gov.
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