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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Team Tennessee Times – January 16, 2018

AGC Glass North America Expands in Hawkins County AGC Glass North America, Hawkins County's largest employer, announced last week that it will expand its manufacturing operations in Church Hill and create 85 new jobs. One of the largest manufacturers of glass and glass-related products in North America, AGC plans to add more than 100,000

Northeast Tennessee Regional Economic Partnership – January 16, 2018

TDOT grants $4.1 million to Aerospace Park Tri-Cities Airport’s Aerospace Park project will receive a $4.1 million grant from the the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Aeronautics Economic Development Fund. Read More 2017 a banner year for Tri-Cities real estate: Trends bode well for 2018 as well For the first time since the Great

Team Tennessee Times – January 8, 2018

TNECD Awards 29 Work-Based Learning Grants TNECD on Monday announced the 29 recipients of the Work-Based Learning Grant. In total, TNECD awarded more than $710,000 to school districts that have designed programs to promote career skills and readiness among Tennessee students. The department is also accepting applications for the second round of