Carter County News

Weekend Drive: Watauga Lake paddleboarding

As the temperature heats up and more and more people look for heat relief, there’s a water sport you may want to check out – paddleboarding.

Bonnie Kate to house a bakery and restaurant

Sugar Love Bakery and Café will be moving into the Bonnie Kate Theatre building in Elizabethton by September.

Safety concerns after tank spill in Elizabethton

Residents from Riverview Apartments are questioning why this land was able to be built on in the first place.

Update on tank hit by construction crew in Elizabethton

An update on the underground tank that was hit by a construction crew at the Riverview Apartments complex in Elizabethton.

Fatal Crash

Elizabethton man dead in fatal crash

A man is dead after a single-vehicle crash Wednesday along Tennessee State Highway 91 in Elizabethton, Tenn.

Construction crew hits underground tank in Elizabethon

A construction company working on a subdivision in Elizabethton hit an underground tank today causing an evacuation.

Case of woman accused of killing father headed to grand jury

The case of a Carter County woman accused of killing her father is going to a grand jury. In January, Sonya Babb was arrested for shooting her father, Kenneth Younce, in the chest.

Weekend Drive: Roan Mountain

This year, Roan Mountain State Park celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Rhododendrons Festival.

Volunteer firefigher recruit numbers shrinking

About 85-percent of fire departments across the country are volunteer-based according to the National Fire Protection Association, but fire chiefs say the number of recruits are diminishing.

Toddler from Elizabethton battling neuroblastoma

A toddler from Elizabethton is facing a battle before he’s even old enough to walk. Gideon Purchase is one-year-old and has been diagnosed with cancer.

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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