Carter County News


Leadership conference at Milligan College

High School students from across the country are learning about leadership this week at Milligan College.

Carter County Commission raises property taxes

Carter County commissioners approved a new fiscal year budget Monday.

Carter County commission approves tax increase for school funds

Construction of a new middle school in Carter County is leading to a tax increase.

Carter County 911 dispatch has a new home

Their new building in Elizabethton will help them serve the community better.

Elizabethton retail gap analysis aimed at addressing sales leakages

Elizabethton city planner Jon Hartman is overseeing an effort to bridge the retail sales gap in his city.

Sunday sundaes benefit Cup of Cold Water fund

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream, for a good cause of cours


Water outage planned Friday in part of Carter County

You may want to bottle or save some water Thursday night if you live in part of Carter County.

Longest-running outdoor drama in Tennessee begins Thursday

The 36th annual presentation of "Liberty: the Saga of Sycamore Shoals" at Sycamore Shoals State Park in Elizabethton begins Thursday evening.

Roan Mountain Homicide

Teenagers charged in Roan Mountain murder arraigned

Two men from Roan Mountain will head back to court in September after being arraigned on murder charges Monday.

New facts in Roan Mountain murder

Two Roan Mountain men sit in the Carter County Jail for the murder of 56-year-old Danny Vance.

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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