Carter County News


Man found in Watauga Lake was co-owner of popular Johnson City restaurant

Investigators released the name of a man whose body was found in Watauga Lake after a sailboat washed ashore in Carter County.


Crack cocaine conspiracy broken up, leads to convictions

An Elizabethton man will spend more than 15-years in prison for his part in a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine.

Doe River Gorge hosts father-son challenge

Dad's and their and sons from all over the U.S. spent the weekend at Doe River Gorge taking on the 2014 father-son challenge.

Milligan College business showcase

Milligan College students had the chance to learn more about campus activities and the surrounding community today.

Tennessee Promise program poses challenges to students, colleges

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed the Tennessee Promise program into law months ago but now the hard work starts, as students try to register before the November deadline.

First female judge in the 1st judicial district takes the bench

The 1st Judicial District is setting a historical mark. Judge Lisa Niddifer Rice has assumed the role as Criminal Court Judge of the 1st Judicial District.


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

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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