Carter County News

Elizabethton-Carter County United Way needs donations

The United Way of Elizabethton and Carter County says they need the community to rally if they're going to meet their fundraising goal.

Elizabethton school recognized for standard of excellence in education

Elizabethton City Schools continue to stay ahead of the learning curve and their teachers are being recognized by the state's Instructional Leadership and Support board.

Donkey basketball raises money for Carter County non-profit

It's a game you won't see on ESPN but it draws a crowd almost as big, well not quite. A donkey basketball game did still fill stands at Hunter Elementary School in Carter County on Friday night, to raise money for a good cause.

Carter County schools bus ads still up for debate

Ads on school buses - up for debate in Carter County Thursday. The school system's plan was to raise money without raising taxes.

Elizabethton church honoring local law enforcement

An Elizabethton church is saying 'thanks' to local law enforcement, serving lunch to more than 40 officers.

Firefighter still serving community after 44 years

A volunteer firefighter in Carter County is making some changes after more than four decades on the job, but he is not hanging up his helmet just yet.

School bus ads could soon appear in Carter County

A school system in our area has come up with a unique way to raise money without raising taxpayers' dollars.

2014 TCATE Student of Year

TCAT Elizabethton names student of the year

Practical nursing student Julie Ebers of Washington County has been named named 2014-2015 Student of the Year at TCAT Elizabethton.


Man will spend a dozen years in prison on drug trafficking charges

A man from Elizabethton, Tennessee will serve more than 12 years in prison for drug charges.

Aaron Wallace

Aaron Wallace

Man pleads guilty to two gas station robberies

A Carter County man has been sentenced to prison time for robbing convenience stores.

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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