Carter County News


Veterans go fly fishing with Project Healing Waters

Project Healing Waters and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency have put disabled veterans together with local fishing guides for a day of fishing on the Watauga River near Elizabethton.

Woman with ALS says she's thankful for local support

Thousands of Americans have taken the ice bucket challenge raising tens of millions of dollars to help fight ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease. One woman with the disease in Roan Mountain says she's thrilled by the response, but living with ALS is a struggle every day.


Corrections officer charged with inmate attack

A Carter County corrections officer has been terminated amid an investigation into an assault on an inmate.


Sheriff fires jailer after assault investigation

A corrections officer in eastern Tennessee has been fired and his actions will be examined by a grand jury after an investigation into an alleged assault on a prisoner


Corrections officer fired after investigation

Chancelor Presnell actions will be looked into by a grand jury after an initial investigation.


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Four charged with burglary of convenience store

Four people are facing charges after a burglary at a closed convenience store in Carter County.

Milligan College staff prepares campus for new semester

Faculty and staff at Milligan College are hard at work but they aren't in the office or classroom.

Sheriff offers reward after re-election signs are vandalized and stolen

Carter County sheriff Chris Mathes is offering a reward for information about who damaged signs for his re-election campaign.


Elizabethton tech school doubles space, gets specialized training

Additions are now complete at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Elizabethton and the learning space has doubled.


Commission overrides mayor's budget veto

The County Commission voted to override the mayor’s veto on Thursday, approving the version they had already passed.

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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