Carter County News


Man enters guilty plea in 2012 murder

A man has pleaded guilty in the 2012 Roan Mountain killing that left two people dead in the ashes of a burned garage.

Mobile meth lab found in shopping center parking lot

Elizabethton police have arrested Tara Carden.

Elizabethton Utilities Director hoping for changes to water loss project

An ongoing project in Elizabethton is making major improvements to the city.

Citizen group wants Carter County commissioners ousted

The Carter County budget was passed months ago but some residents want the district attorney to take a closer look at how it was done.

Sycamore Shoals needs more funding and volunteers

There are 53 state parks in Tennessee and to operate those parks it takes money and volunteers.

Concert raises money for Elizabethton principal with ALS

Hundreds of people gathered Thursday night to support an Elizabethton principal who suffers from ALS.

More changes coming to downtown Elizabethton?

More changes could be coming to downtown Elizabethton.


Talking signage in Elizabethton

The Elizabethton Regional Planning Commission will hold a public comment period on a potential new sign ordinance.

Football stadium construction underway

Ground was broken Tuesday for a new athletic complex in Elizabethton.

Public weigh in on Sycamore Shoals management

Public hearing on Sycamore Shoals management

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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