Springtime at Carter Mansion, Elizabethton

Summer at the Rhododendron Festival, Roan Mountain

Fall at Ripshin Lake, Carter County

Snow covered Roan Mountain, Carter County

“Naturally Nice”

As a gateway to the Southern Highlands, Carter County is known for its beautiful natural sites. From the Watauga River, a trophy trout stream, to the peaceful waters of Watauga Lake, along the winding Appalachian Trail to the mile high Rhododendron Gardens on Roan Mountain, there’s something for everyone.

With the 2000 mile Appalachian Trail as the centerpiece, hikers, campers, walkers and nature enthusiasts have a wide selection of destinations. Waterfalls, lakes, mountain views and trails through peaceful forests allow visitors to choose any level of activity (or inactivity) that suits their fancy.

Whether you’re looking for a change of scenery, a summer get-away, or maybe even a new place to call home, Carter County is the place for you. Come on down, we’re Naturally Nice!

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Appalachian Region Commission – April 19, 2018

ARC NEWS ROUNDUP  |  April 19, 2018  |  VOLUME 3, ISSUE 16 ARC SPOTLIGHT Officials celebrate the opening of a new welding lab at Hocking College. Pictured, left to right: Ben Mitchell, Hocking College Trustee; John McClung, Welding Program Manager; Leon Forte, Hocking College Trustee; Mike Brooks, Hocking College Trustee; Tom Johnson, Hocking College

Team Tennessee Times – April 16, 2018

Van Hool Establishes First US Factory in Morristown, Plans to Create Nearly 640 Jobs Van Hool NV, a Belgium-based charter coach and commuter bus manufacturer, unveiled major plans to establish its first U.S. manufacturing in Morristown. Van Hool will invest more than $47 million to build a 500,000-square-foot factory and create approximately

Development Finance Review Weekly – April 12, 2018

Feature Bankers Picked for $10B Foxconn Project Morgan Stanley will run the books on several deals that are part of about $360 million in local government borrowing planned for the $10 billion Foxconn manufacturing plant in SE Wisconsin.The local borrowing is part of $764 million in local incentives struck under a development