Carter County News

UPDATE: Missing hiker found safe in Carter County

Rescue crews recover a hiker who went missing in Carter County Saturday night.

Milligan hosts first nursing camp

Nearly 20 high schoolers from across the country came to see what it was like to be a nursing student.

More than 20 charged after drug investigation in Carter County

The primary focus centered within the Roan Mountain community.

Road closure set for sewer line repair in Elizabethton

The city will be working on North Main St. between Broad St. and East Elk Ave. to repair the sewer line.

United Way of Elizabethton/Carter County appeals to business leaders

Leaders of the biggest employers in the county met with the organization today to discuss workforce campaigns.

Man charged with murder appears in court on separate charges

A man charged with killing and dismembering two people was arraigned in court on a separate set of charges Monday.

Man accused in shootout with police appears in court

Kelly Lee Pitts is accused of opening fire on sheriff's deputies with an AK-47 during a standoff last December.

Two men charged in beating death appear in court

Defense attorneys for a man accused of murder in Carter County are asking the court for a mental evaluation for their client.

Man charged with armed robbery in Carter County

According to police, the victim reported that two people, one armed with a pistol, were involved and fled the area in a small silver car before officers arrived.

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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