Carter County News

Revolutionary wartime militia musters on display

Sycamore Shoals was full of action over the weekend, taking visitors back to  Revolutionary wartime.

Suspect loose after aggravated robbery at local convenience store

A man showed a convenience store clerk a utility knife and demanded cash. Now, police released a surveillance picture so you can help them catch him.

Elizabethton couple both randomly selected for cash prize

H&R Block is giving cash prizes to people around the country who have filed their taxes with the company, and two of those people randomly selected are a couple from the Tri-Cities.

Woman accused of shooting father to death pleads not guilty

The Carter County woman accused of killing her father, who was a retired constable, made her first court appearance.

Mental health blamed for Carter Co. daughter shooting father

Deputies say Sonya Babb was convinced her father, Kenneth Younce, killed her son.  Except, nothing had actually happened to her son at all. 

Kenneth Younce

Carter County fatal shooting

New details in the shooting death of Carter County man Kenneth Younce.

Former Carter Co. constable killed, daughter accused

A former Carter County constable is dead. His daughter is accused of shooting him.

Fatal shooting of a former constable in Carter County

A former constable was shot and killed by his daughter, according to Carter County Sheriff Dexter Lunceford.

Road crews working to clear snow and ice

The mountainous stretch of 19E in Carter Co. was especially bad Saturday.  T-DOT is responsible for that portion.  Crews were able to clear a single path through the dense snow and ice. 

1 killed when car plunges 300 feet down embankment

A car went over an embankment in Carter County and landed 300 feet below, killing one of the people inside.

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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