An African-American business owner in Bristol lay on his deathbed, in February 1876. He’d enjoyed a successful life and had well-established himself, as well as his family. The confessions from … Read More
Gate City witnessed two different shootings on May 25, 1903. “Lil” Ramey tried to run Brayton Salyer off his property after he discovered Salyer’s illicit distillery. Ramey, nephew of outlaw … Read More
The morning started as any other on December 11, 1907. Nothing was amiss… until an explosion rocked Bristol, Virginia. The Benjamin Shipley home was just obliterated. The roof was blown … Read More
A mysterious collision occurred in Gate City, Virginia, on January 27, 1940. The victims’ families were never given reason as to why the tragedy happened, and the unknown lingers even today.
The Grand Prize winning entry comes from Mr. Colin Mullins!
Bostian Bridge is a fixture near Statesville, North Carolina. It is also the scene of one of the most popular phantom trains in the state.
An old southwest Virginia mine operator discussed his career in the 1890s, during a trip to Richmond, Virginia. He visited a historic tavern and ordered a drink.
Folklore: Nina Craigmiles was a vivacious and precocious 7-year-old in 1871, as most children of her age and lifestyle are.
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 be found to support this long-held belief. Still, the case remains a fascinating glimpse at justice in Virginia just after the Civil War.