Carter County News

Man killed in Carter County logging accident

A logger cutting trees in Carter County has been killed in a tragic accident. He was clearing a trail around powerlines when he was struck by a tree.

Carter County business goes up in flames

A Carter County business went up in flames, Tuesday night.

Fire destroys Elizabethton home early Sunday

An Elizabethton couple's home is destroyed after a fire early Sunday morning.

Aggravated rape and sexual offenses arrest

45 year old Virgil Eugene Thomas pleaded guilty to various sexual offenses, in Carter County Criminal Court Monday.

Ten Thousand Villages sale providing international fair trade

Sales from a Elizabethton weekend festival are going to craft artisans from all over the world. The First Presbyterian Church Peacemaking Committee hosted its annual Ten Thousand Villages sale.

Carter County Sheriff's Office unveils new website

A local law enforcement department is offering another option for keeping the community informed.

Teen investigators put skills to the test in CSI competition

Pulling fingerprints from a crime scene isn't a typical teenage pastime, but Sullivan East High School senior Jamie Springs and her partner knew exactly what to do when they got to the scene.

Elizabethton holds 27th annual tree lighting

Elizabethton held their 27th annual tree lighting, Tuesday night.

Heated Carter County Commission meeting leaves tourism money frozen

The decision to start a new economic development board in Carter County is tabled, after a heated discussion at the commission meeting Monday morning.

Victim critical, suspect released after Carter County weekend shooting

A Florida man is facing charges after a weekend shooting in Carter County that sent another man to the hospital. The suspect is out of jail on bond.

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
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