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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Apr 30, 2022

We've told the stories of businessmen in Appalachia, all with their own colorful history, folks from Cas Walker to Virgil Q. Wacks.  But they take a back seat to an Asheville businessman who took pushing boundaries to a whole new level.

Today we tell the story of who the newspapers of the 1920's called "Asheville's...


Apr 16, 2022

Today we tell the story of one of the most successful musicians to come from Southwest Virginia: Dr. Ralph Stanley, from Dickenson County.

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Nov 6, 2021

In the early 1800's central Pennsylvania was the home of a man named David Lewis.  Lewis joined the army then went AWOL, starting down a road that led to him becoming a charming con man, counterfeiter, robber and murderer, as well as a legend in the area, some even comparing Lewis to Robin Hood.

Today we tell his...


Sep 4, 2021

We wrap up our story about Davy Crockett, telling of his leaving Tennessee and moving to Texas to fight in the Texas War of Independence.

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Aug 28, 2021

Probably nobody embodies Appalachia and her people more than a man born near Limestone, Tennessee, in 1786.  Davy Crockett was a frontiersman, cowboy, businessman, politician and a martyr to the cause of Texas independence.  

Today we start telling you his very big story.

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