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Any Witch Way?

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Residents of the Appalachian Mountains have a number of unique struggles and adversities not found elsewhere, as it has always been. The prevalence of

White-Livered Vixens and Vamps

The term, “white liver,” has recently found its way into Appalachian discussions. According to legend, if a woman has the dreaded white liver, her

Abingdon’s Dry Killers

Scott County’s Battle Physician

Dr. Robert Watson “Doc” McConnell was born in 1869.

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.

The Moon Ghost

The Moon Ghost is a name given to a series of bizarre incidents that took place in the home of Schulyer Moon, of Fluvanna

Esserville’s Banshee Rock

A large rock once sat beside the road going between Wise and Norton, near the small coal town Esserville, Virginia. The rock was believed