Carter County News

Community members, inmates build new Carter County softball facility

The Elizabethton High School softball team is getting a new addition to its program this year.

Elizabethton High School stadium nearly ready to go

It has been a five-year project in the making for Elizabethton High School, but their new stadium and football field is nearly complete.

Carter County sues economic development company

Carter County is suing the non-profit economic development company it does business with, known as Carter County Tomorrow.

More decades in prison for aggravated rape of a child

An Elizabethton woman is getting 40 more years in prison. She’ll start serving that sentence when she finishes the 27 years behind bars she’s already serving.

It's cleanup time on the Milligan campus

The faculty, staff and even some students of Milligan College came together to help spruce up the campus before the Fall semester starts.

Woman's Body Found In Creek

Carter County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating the discovery of a body in a Roan Mountain creek.

Safe house stops foreclosure

It's been almost two weeks since the Bank of Tennessee warned the Shepherd's Inn that it would be auctioned off, if the the shelter did not pay back four late mortgage payments before Aug. 13th.

Longer emergency response times possible in Carter County

People living in Carter County could see emergency response times nearly double starting in August. Without more funding, the Carter County Rescue Squad will have to close two of its stations.

Roan Mountain bridge dedicated to murder victim

A Carter County bridge now honors a member of the Roan Mountain community who was brutally murdered one year ago.

Stadium on schedule, construction for music starting at Elizabethton High

Construction is underway on a new band room, along with a few more classrooms, adding much-needed space for students and teachers at Elizabethton High School.

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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