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No Greater Love

Life in early Appalachia wasn't always about outlaws and the thrill of blockading. It wasn't always gunfire and violence.

That’s a Flinch

Alexander Wright was a locomotive fireman in Bristol, Virginia. Wright loved practical jokes, until one joke went horribly wrong.

The Carter Family’s Ordeal of Blood

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The body of a baby boy was found in Accomack County, in March  of 1679. It was buried in a blue blanket.

Roan Mountain’s Witch Gold

A poor Irish immigrant named Ardan came to America, just after the Revolutionary War. He found peace and tranquility in Roan Mountain.

From the Pulpit to the Prison

The police waited for Reverend Tipton to finish his sermon on November, in 1892. Attendees were stunned to learn the simple “mountain preacher,” was

Abingdon’s Femme Fatalle

The Baker trial of 1891 held the region spellbound with shameless love, infidelity, and ultimately murder. The prosecution’s star witness was the mistress herself,

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,

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