Carter County News

Emergency drug available to air rescue teams

Air rescue teams have a new resource they hope will reduce traumatic death numbers.

Country store, mill, other memorabilia could be yours

A piece of Northeast Tennessee history is up for grabs and can be yours if the price is right. An old country store and mill are being auctioned off along with all of their contents.

Carter County puts first ads on buses


These two advertisements, one from Subway and the other from Northeast Community Credit Union, are the first in the county.

Police spray chemicals & take armed, drunk man away

Reports of an armed man inside of a home and shots fired ended with police shooting chemicals into a house and finally taking a drunk man away.

Stabbing on the street ends with arrest

Two men fight at a gas station. One ended up stabbed and the other in jail.

Woman charged with rape of a child & incest

A Johnson City woman is under arrest after an investigation into allegations of child sexual abuse from a few years ago.

(img1)TBI agent on getting murder suspect Azetea to talk

Man accused of killing missing couple back in court

There is new information on the man accused of killing a Sullivan County couple and cutting up their bodies. A statement from Eric Azotea describes killing the victims.

Covered Bridge Festival

Elizabethton celebrating 49th annual Covered Bridge Festival

The annual Covered Bridge Festival is now underway in downtown Elizabethton. It’s the beginning of four days of music and festivities. The event is free and open to the public.

(img1)Elizabethton learns what’s best to redevelop downtown

Study finds what Elizabethton needs to revitalize downtown

Elizabethton wants to revitalize part of its downtown area. What’s best to have on West Elk Avenue?

Elizabethton businesses getting on Google Maps

Four out of 5 people use online search engines to find local businesses nearby. That's why Elizabethton is trying to get its small businesses listed on Google Maps.

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
More information: cartercountytn.gov.
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