Carter County News

Train hits, kills man in Carter County

Tennessee Highway Patrol says a man died after he was hit by a train in Carter County.

H.S. students to gain real-life experience with farmers market

Farmers and crafters from across the region will soon gather in Roan Mountain to sell their goods. It's an opportunity for Carter County to bring in visitors and to help some of their students.

Tennessee lawmakers considering new DUI bill

Tennessee lawmakers are considering a bill to prevent repeat DUI offenders to buy alcohol. The bill is aimed at those convicted of three or more DUI’s.

Elizabethton High School stadium on track to open by first game

A project more than seven years in the making is nearly complete at Elizabethton High School.

Grants from state of Tenn. helping 2 local non-profits

Two Carter County non-profits have a few more dollars in the bank as they head into the weekend.

Carter County Rescue Squad faces cuts and reduced funding

A service many people rely on in Carter County is facing cuts and reduced funding.

Milligan College honors 13 local leaders

The father of 9/11 hero Todd Beamer joined Milligan College in recognizing 13 local leaders at the college’s annual Leaders in Christian Service program.

Peters Hollow Egg Fight shells out fun for the 192nd time

Easter Sunday is full of traditions. Maybe you go to church or hide eggs. Whatever you do, it's probably not as unique as what happens in a hollow in Carter County each Spring.

Elizabethton Cruise-In shifts into gear

It was a chilly morning, but by the afternoon it was plenty warm enough for the first "Cruise-In" of the year in Elizabethton.

Elizabethton Planning Commission will vote on new city sign ordinance

Businesses and homes in Elizabethton soon might have to change the signs they have outside their buildings.

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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