Carter County News

Investigation into Elizabethton auto burglaries leads to meth discovery

Elizabethton Police arrested two men Tuesday who are believed to be responsible for stealing from vehicles, as well as making meth.

West Carter County Fire Chief steps down after 44 years

The West Carter County Volunteer Fire Department Chief has decided to step down after 44 years in the position.

Police ID man who stole hundreds in merchandise from Wal-Mart

The man accused of stealing hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise from an Elizabethton Wal-Mart, and trying to do it a second time, is now in jail. Police say 29-year-old Mario Edward Incollingo was arrested in Kingsport.

Carter County election office moving to old 911 center

An empty building in Carter County will soon be remodeled and back open for county workers. Moving the election commission to the old 911 center could get more people to come out and vote.

Help a United Way chapter that hasn't met its goal

Several United Way campaigns throughout our region have met their goal, wrapped up for the year, and are looking to prepare for next year's campaign - but one local United Way chapter isn't thinking about next year.

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Motorcycle wreck kills 1, injures another

An Elizabethton woman has been killed in a motorcycle wreck. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says they think she lost control and flipped over, sliding into the path of an oncoming car.

County commission changing how it votes

There’s going to be a change in how Carter County commissioners take their votes. They voted to install an all-electronic voting system.

$1.5 mil. to relieve overcrowded school?

An area school system is in a predicament. An elementary school is overcrowded, but fixing the problem by adding classrooms is going to be very expensive. The school board will discuss the additional classrooms on Thursday.

Trying to plant 50 thousand trees in an hour

Roan Mountain State Park took part in 50K Tree Day, encouraging volunteers to help plant 50,000 trees across the state of Tennessee in one hour.

Stabbed 7 times, allegedly by sister's boyfriend

A man is recovering from seven stab wounds and police say his sister’s boyfriend did it.

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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