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The Parsimonious Philanderer

One of the most famous swindling Romeos was captured near Gate City, Virginia. Ironically, at the same time of  the "Lonely Hearts" serial killers,

Abingdon’s Dry Killers

The Buchanan County Butcher

Everyone seems to have a complaint with the justice system today. The fact remains that most of us take our due process for granted.

The Spy Who Came to Kingsport

Notorious Soviet spy Harry Gold was captured in 1950. For most of America, it just meant another enemy agent was no longer working against

A House of Death in Carter County

The night of January 7, 1938, didn't start with any distinction; however, the events that would happen that night forever changed Carter County, Tennessee.

Rage

William Bales visited brother-in-law Burney Bayless on October 4, 1908. He didn't say a word as he entered the house in Johnson City, Tennessee.

A Fatal Attraction

John Orr came home from work as usual, but things at home were not as usual on July 2, 1906. His wife was missing,

A Cold Case in Nickelsville

It was a mild and balmy May evening when services ended at Culbertson's Chapel, in Nickelsville, Virginia. Everson "Red" Collins attended and afterward visited

Life after Death

Elis Lawton was born in Scott County, Virginia. By 1905, he worked in Colorado mine owned by a man named Baxter Pate.

The Haunted Brothel

The area surrounding Williams Mill in Scott County, Virginia, has seen many changes in the past century. Perhaps the most notable is the demolition