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The Murder of the Ladies’ Man

Thomas Haydin was a man who loved the ladies. In April of 1897, that affection caught up with him.

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,

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

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,

Lord Brewer’s Dragon Bed

The ruins of a magnificent stone house once stood high atop a bluff in the North Carolina pine forests, alongside the Cape Fear River.

The Witch Bride

A wealthy bachelor named McKim owned a gristmill and much prosperous farming land in Virginia. His wealth made him very influential and citizens from