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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Jul 26, 2019

There are a lot of men and women who make a career out of helping others achieve their life goals. These self-help teachers and authors include Norman Vincent Peale, Tony Robbins and Dale Carnegie.  One of the first of these was a man named Napoleon Hill, whose book "Think And Grow Rich," was a world wide...


Jul 20, 2019

During the Great Depression jobs were hard to come by.  So when the Rhinehart and Dennis Construction Company came looking for workers to build a hydroelectric tunnel on the New River in West Virginia in 1930, men from around the country started pouring into the area.  Many of these men were African Americans from...


Jul 13, 2019

We have a "two-fer" for you this week!

In our first story, from Pennsylvania, we tell of a murder with a wizardly twist.

In the second, a husband with a dying wife in West Virginia appears to be trying to hurry her along.

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Jul 6, 2019

In 1886 two brothers from Carter County, Tennessee, ran for governor of the Volunteer State, one a Republican and the other a Democrat.  Instead of ripping the family apart, the campaign allowed the two to have the time of their lives, all the way to the Governor's Mansion.  Today we tell the story of the War of...