Rediscovering our local history is vital to preserving our rich cultural heritage here in Appalachia. Every town and community has stories to tell. Busthead, VA has one. So does Jewell Ridge and Maiden Springs. Where did your town get its name?

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Nearly everyone in our region has been to visit the Great Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. But have you visited the most haunted locations there? 

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#Appalachia

#Cherokee

#Spearfinger

#CadesCove

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Since the era of silent film, Hollywood has consistently portrayed Appalachians as uneducated, backwards, and poverty stricken. Many times even worse! But that doesn't represent Appalachia at all. Dr. Benko and I talk about how to change this perception and about the endless opportunities here in Appalachia. 

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In this episode, we explore some local history and the importance of Col. William Russell. 

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#Castlewood

#StPaul

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With the changing of the leaves, there is no better time to get in your car and take a scenic drive. Along the way, make sure you stop and take in the culture and history of your part of Appalachia. In this episode, we explore what to do in Tazewell County, VA.

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Have you ever marked an X on your windshield 3 times to ward off bad luck? When you harvest that apple tree you better leave one apple hanging to avoid the devil! More Appalachian superstitions in this episode of Appalachian Shine.

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Do you remember all the superstitions and Appalachian tall tales you heard from your childhood? Stories of local haunts and monsters in the woods? That if you see a ring around the moon in winter that you're going to have a major snow? In this episode we talk about some well known, and some not so well known, superstitions and mysteries. 

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A bit of history behind Mountain Parkway and the scenic attractions along the way. With autumn approaching fast, this is one drive you should make. Make sure to take your camera!

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Thinking back to the attacks on 9-11, and why we need that unifying spirit of September 12th in our nation today. 

In this episode we look back at the legendary ride of Molly Tynes of Tazewell County during 1863 and talk about the massacre of the Roark Family that settled in Baptist Valley.

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