Carter County News

Cleared of murder in son's dump truck death, 5 days before trial

A judge has dismissed the first-degree murder charge an Elizabethton woman was facing since the death of her four-year-old son.

Money raised at new thrift store helps rehab, recovery programs

Buy an inexpensive product and help empower women in East Tennessee. It’ll happen if you shop at the Red Legacy Thrift Store in Elizabethton.

Adopt-a-thon finds homes for pets across the country

Animals who need forever homes got a big boost from pet stores across the country over the weekend. Pet Sense held a nationwide "Adopt-a-thon."

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Teen crashes into school bus; 22 children unhurt

A 17-year-old driver hit a school bus, Thursday afternoon in Carter County. Luckily, none of the 22 students on board were hurt.

Stalled emergency notification for Carter County schools

In emergency situations, school systems around the Tri-Cities have different ways of contacting parents. But on Friday, that system wasn't working in Carter County.

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Nothing dangerous found at evacuated middle school

Elizabethton police have given the all-clear after Explosive Detection K-9 Units from the Bristol TN Police Department and Unicoi County Sheriff’s Office searched Happy Valley Middle School, and found nothing explosive.


Trying to get murder charge thrown out in toddler son's dump truck death

Tiffani Holston's son, Joshua, was killed by a dump truck. It happened in 2012, after he stepped out into the road, in front of the truck. This week, her lawyer filed a motion to dismiss the charge.

Closed bridge cuts off access for residents

A historic bridge in Carter County is deteriorating and unsafe for cars traveling across it.

Overmountain men's 235th 'Gathering at Sycamore Shoals' honored

People in Elizabethton spent Saturday morning honoring some of the country's oldest veterans.

Race for Wandell going strong in third year

The legacy of an Elizabethton principal struggling with ALS is going strong in his community.

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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