Carter County News

New grants mean A.P. programs at Carter County's Unaka H.S.

New grants will give some of Carter County's best students an edge, starting in the next school year.

Principal Dr. Josh Wandell steps down amidst battle with ALS

The last day of school is usually a celebration for students and teachers. However, at East Side Elementary School in Elizabethton, the last day was a little hard to do. The school is saying good-bye to their Principal Dr. Josh Wandell, who is stepping down from the position as he continues to battle ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Elizabethton wins 1st battle over Covered Bridge stage

We have a follow-up to the story about an Elizabethton man, suing his own city, claiming leaders are breaking their own rules. Now, a judge ruled his case has been denied.

Bill Birchfield from Roan Mountain Hilltoppers dies

We've lost a legend on the local music scene. Bill Birchfield of the nationally renowned Roan Mountain Hilltoppers, has died. He was from Roan Mountain.

Guilty of 59 counts related to child sex crimes

A Carter County man is admitting he sexually assaulted young girls. James Alan Perry has pleaded guilty to 59 counts related to child sex crimes.

Elizabethton man sues city over Covered Bridge stage

An Elizabethton man is suing the city of Elizabethton claiming they're breaking their own rules.

New recycling center opens in Carter County

A new recycling center in Carter County hopes to reduce the county's illegal dumping problem.

Elizabethton City Schools appoints new superintendent

Elizabethton City Schools appointed a new superintendent Wednesday morning. The school board voted unanimously in favor of Dr. Corey Gardenhour.

Fundraiser benefits domestic violence safe shelter

A Carter County nonprofit, Shepherd's Inn, works with women and mothers who have been victims of domestic violence. The nonprofit held a "Lunch Inn" fundraiser Friday at the Farm Bureau in Elizabethton.

Cystic Fibrosis walk held in memory of elementary school student

Elementary school students honored a classmate who passed away last year in a very special way Friday. Hunter Elementary School students wanted to help find a cure for the disease that took their friend 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
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