Carter County News

Road closure in Elizabethton this weekend

Water crews will be working on a new water line on Siam Road in the Valley Forge Community beginning this evening.

Boil water alert issued in Hampton

It could take days for water to be back to normal for people living in Hampton.

Water outage closes Carter County schools

Because of a water pump break, Hampton High School and Hampton Elementary School will be closed Friday. The other schools in Carter County will still be open.

Man wanted in connection with several crimes in Elizabethton

The Elizabethton Police Department is asking for your help.

(img1)Nervous neighbors talk about wildfire too close for comfort

Carter County wildfire officially contained

A wildfire that has been burning for nearly two weeks in Carter County is now officially contained.

Carter County wildfire 90 percent contained

A Tennessee wildfire is almost completely put out.

Rain brings much needed relief to wildfires

Today's rain finally brought relief to wildfires burning in our region.

Milligan College

Milligan announces measures to reduce energy usage

The college is overhauling campus infrastructure to reduce its energy consumption by more than 20 percent.

Wildfire in Carter County is mostly contained

Officials with the Tenn. Division of Forestry say a wildfire in Carter County is three quarters contained tonight, after burning for more than three days.

Occupational therapy students show off innovative ideas

Future Occupational Therapists at Milligan College put on an expo showing some of their best ideas to help patients.

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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