Carter County News

Wounded Carter County Deputy retraces night she was shot

It has been five months since a Carter County Deputy fresh out of the academy was shot and wounded in the line of duty. In her first interview since being back on the force, Deputy Jenna Markland sits down with News 5's Kristi O'Connor, retracing the night that changed her life forever.

Carter County kids want Tennessee to be tobacco free

A group of teenagers from Carter County will be heading to the FACT Summit in Sevierville this July.

Trial date set for man accused of sexually abusing 8-month-old

The 50-year-old resident of Johnson City is accused of engaging in sexual acts with an 8-month-old baby boy and taking photos.

Man pleads not guilty on attempted murder charges in Carter County

A man charged with seven counts of attempt to commit first-degree murder entered a not guilty plea Monday in Carter County Criminal Court.

Benefit concert held for former Elizabethton principal, battling ALS

Hundreds of people came out to support a beloved former educator in Elizabethton.

Dr. Josh Wandell retired as the principal of East Side Elementary, last May. He was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gherig's disease, three years ago.

Minor league ballpark upgrades could decide teams' futures

The ballparks get pressure from the minor league and their major league affiliations to maintain certain standards, and some parts of these stadiums haven't seen renovations in decades.  If they don't improve the parks, they could lose the teams.

Elizabethton woman missing

According to Elizabethton police, 45-year-old Rebecca Jean Johnson last texted her daughter on May 1.

Johnson City Mall’s ‘Cash For Your Cause’ awards given

Assistance and Resource Ministries was the top recipient of the mall's annual spring fundraiser for non-profits.

Local dam repairs force road closure in Carter County

Wilbur Dam Road closed for about an hour while a massive crane was being removed from TVA property.

Walking to fight Cystic Fibrosis

The new walking trail at Hunter Elementary School saw plenty of action Friday as students, teachers and others set out on the Cystic Fibrosis Walk-A-Thon.

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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