Carter County News


Roan Mountain park named the best in Tennessee

An area park in the Volunteer State has been named the best in Tennessee.

GENERIC - traffic-alert

One injured, traffic blocked in Carter County collision

A collision in Carter County blocked traffic on Highway 67 Wednesday morning.


Elizabethton school superintendent announces retirement

The long-time school superintendent for Elizabethton Schools, Ed Alexander, will be retiring in early 2015.

College basketball team throws fundraiser for teammates

Teammates help two basketball players with medical issues

Milligan College

Teammates throw fundraiser for two basketball players

Serious medical issues have kept two Milligan College women's basketball players off the court.  In response, their team has organized a fundraiser for them Friday night.  The team and its coach are throwing 'Harmony and Hope': A Buff Nation Benefit.

Elizabethton Zoning Commission votes to add part of downtown to historic district

Elizabethton's Historic Zoning Commission voted tonight to approve adding remaining portions of downtown to the historic district.

Vote to expand historic district of Elizabethton

The decision to expand the Downtown Historic District of Elizabethton comes down to a vote.

Red Cross, Elizabethton Fire Department hand out smoke detectors

American Red Cross volunteers went door-to-door in Elizabethton on Saturday to make sure everyone had a working smoke alarm.

New Elizabethton yard sale ordinance

If you live in Elizabethton, there's now a limit on the number of yard sales you can have each year.


Carter County corrections officer fired

 A Carter County corrections officer was fired, accused of smuggling narcotics into the Carter County Jail.

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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