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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.

Hatfield’s Jail Break

The Hatfield-McCoy feud is a part of American history that has became a common adjective for any bitter dispute between people. The original warfare

Reuben Herndon and the Ordeal of Blood

The case of Reuben Herndon is often mentioned as one instance of the "ordeal of blood" in Virginia's history, but unfortunately, no evidence can

Noah Fulton and the Execution of Confusion

Noah Fulton's execution remains one of the most controversial instances of capital punishment in Virginia. The 21-year-old was tried and convicted of first-degree murder

The Murderous Belle of Powell Valley

Emma Rogers was the prettiest lady in Claiborne County, Tennessee. Her beauty and finery earned her the title, "The Belle of Powell Valley.

The Murder of Elsie Lawson

Elsie Lawson was a bright and vivacious 11-year-old in 1921. She lived with her family at the end of Pulp Row, or "Chinch Row"

The Bizarre Millionaire Murder

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James A. Mahoney is little known today, but in 1949, he was truly a Bristol pioneer on both sides of the state line.

Strange Case of Dr. Jay and Mr. Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.

Ben Burchfield, Bristol’s Axe Murderer

The proverbial "axe murderer" is a staple of many urban legends. It's been the subject of countless works in film and fiction, inspired by