Carter County Sheriff’s Office asking for information after alleged armed robbery
CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Carter County authorities are asking for information after an alleged armed robbery on Monday. According to the Carter County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), deputies responded to an Old Stoney Creek Road home after a woman called 911 reporting two individuals had broken into her home and threatened her with a gun […]
Mario’s Power-Up Party at Kiwanis Park June 23
Staff Reports The City of Elizabethton Parks and Recreation Department, Elizabethton Library and the Carter County Drug Prevention Coalition are excited to present Mario’s Power-Up Party at Kiwanis Park on Friday, June 23, beginning at 7 p.m. This fun event will serve free hotdogs, chips, drinks and cookies to enjoy while families play on inflatables […] The post Mario’s Power-Up Party at Kiwanis Park June 23 appeared first on www.elizabethton.com.
Budget Committee clarifies stance on funding non-profits
BY ROBERT SORRELL Star Correspondent After hearing concerns from local non-profit organizations, the Carter County Budget Committee has clarified that it plans to provide funding for those agencies. The committee had planned to take non-profit funding out of the budget, but give them the opportunity to return later to seek money. Committee members said during […] The post Budget Committee clarifies stance on funding non-profits appeared first on www.elizabethton.com.
Eleven champions crowned as 2023 Carter County Omnium comes to an end
After three grueling challenges, including the Roan Groan, time trials, and the Criterium, the 2023 Carter County Omnium sponsored by Carter County Tourism wrapped up Sunday with the crowning of 11 champions in their respective categories. In the men’s categories, Milligan University rider Trevor August capped his weekend by taking...
Cyclist from all over the country compete in Carter County Omnium
The Carter County Omnium held three races for cyclist to compete in. Cyclist from all over the country compete in Carter …. The Carter County Omnium held three races for cyclist to compete in. HMG Health Matters: Improving Cognitive Function. Dr. Ronna New, Holston Medical Group geriatrician tells us about...
Carter County Republican Party to host golf tournament June 24
The Carter County Republican Party will host a golf tournament on Saturday, June 24, at the Elizabethton Golf Club. Check in will begin at 12:30 p.m. and the tournament will begin with a Shotgun Start at 1 p.m. Following the tournament there will be a meal and prizes awarded. In addition to prizes for the […] The post Carter County Republican Party to host golf tournament June 24 appeared first on www.elizabethton.com.
Milligan University’s August captures 2023 Roan Groan title in Pro 1/2
Riders couldn’t complain about the perfect weather they had for the 2023 Roan Groan Road Race sponsored by Carter County Tourism, one of the three events of the 2023 Carter County Omnium. Departing from Cat Island in downtown Elizabethton, the riders made their way along Highway 19E on their...
Woodby receives leadership award from Carter County Republican Party
ELIZABETHTON — The Carter County Republican Party recently recognized Carter County Mayor Patty Woodby with the 2023 Conservative Leadership Award. The award recognized Woodby’s leadership in securing over $46 million in state funding for Carter County “to support community projects to improve the quality of life for our community.
August, Howden roll to Carter County Omnium victories
ELIZABETHTON — Trevor August and Florence Howden parlayed wins in Saturday’s prestigious Roan Groan road race to overall victories in the Carter County Omnium on Sunday afternoon. August, a 21-year-old member of the Milligan University cycling team, finished fifth in Sunday’s Ballad Health Criterium. It was enough to...
Sons charged with first-degree murder of Carter County man plead not guilty
CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Three people previously charged in the death of a Carter County man pleaded not guilty in court on Friday. Bill Hitchcock was found deceased on April 1 by a group of fishermen on the Watauga River, who reported seeing his body in a driveway on Old Stoney Creek Road. Court documents […]
Carter County non-profit funding back in budget plans
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) — After it appeared that funding for non-profits would be left out of next year’s budget, the Carter County Budget Committee has decided to put the funding back in. During a Budget Committee meeting Thursday night, county commissioners unanimously decided to restore the funding. However, county leaders are considering phasing out funding […]
Carter County budget could include 13% property tax hike
CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Carter County Budget Committee members meet Thursday night to continue discussing the terms of next fiscal year’s budget, which includes a possible property tax increase and cuts for non-profit organizations. The current county property tax rate is $2.03 per $100 of assessed value. The potential rate increase has dropped to […]
Comptroller’s office releases audit of Carter County School Department
The Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury has released its findings of invested irregularities in the Carter County School Department, among which reveal deficiencies in internal control and compliance related to school department time records, attendance records, and inspection logs. Among the deficiencies noted were that time and attendance records were not maintained properly. […] The post Comptroller’s office releases audit of Carter County School Department appeared first on www.elizabethton.com.
Carter County Budget Committee assures outside agencies they will be funded by the county at current levels
ELIZABETHTON — The Budget Committee of the Carter County Commission took steps Thursday evening to calm the worries of charitable organizations that have traditionally received annual contributions from the local government. Although there is a consensus on the Budget Committee to remove most outside agencies from the revenue raised...
ECCYBSA is hosting baseball and softball signups
Elizabethton/Carter County Youth Baseball and Softball Association is hosting signups for a Fall Baseball and Softball League. The season will run from August 1st through the end of October and place a higher emphasis on instruction, with games played on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday to not interfere with football games in the area. Age groups will be as follows: Baseball 6-9 and 10-13 and Softball 6-9 and 10-13. The cost to participate is $50. Please bring cash or check only.
Tri-Cities' premier cycling event set for this weekend
The Tri-Cities’ largest cycling event, the Carter County Omnium, returns on Saturday and Sunday. The three-race event features the area’s premier road race: the 38th annual Roan Groan, which has attracted riders who have competed in the Tour de France and Tour of California, as well as cyclists from international teams.
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