Carter County News

People in Lee County cleaning up after snowstorm destroys buildings

Tons of snow and ice caused major damage to parts of our region particularly in Southwest Virginia. News 5 found some of the worst hit places in Lee County.

Armed Robbery suspect gets away in Elizabethton

Police arrested "Brian Kimbrel" today. He's accused of walking into the "Stateline Market" on Highway 19-E with a knife and took off with money and lottery tickets.

Crews busy battling winter fires across region

We've seen several fires throughout our region the past couple of days. This past weekend - in Scott County and Russell County.

Korean War Veteran gets a long overdue award

A Carter County Korean War veteran finally gets an award he's been waiting for for more than 60 years.


Deputy returns to work following domestic violence investigation

A Carter County deputy is back on the job following an internal investigation by the department.

Shoe collection at East Tennessee Christian Home and Academy

An agency in Elizabethton is once again asking for the community's help to provide shoes for people in third world countries who may not have any.

Expansion in the works for Elizabethton Police Department

Lack of space has kept the Elizabethton Police Department separated into two camps, but now there's a plan to fix the problem.

Amphitheater and more developments coming to Tweetsie Trail

New developments are coming to the Tweetsie Trail, thanks to the Elizabethton and Johnson City rotary clubs.

Elizabethton receives grant to preserve archives and history

The city of Elizabethton plans to make some changes at city hall and library to help preserve history.

Sullivan Central students finish cabin, prepare for auction

Sullivan Central High School students have been hard at work for the past year. Not only in the classroom, but also in the carpentry and electrical lab.

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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