In 1957 The Kingston Trio emerged from San Francisco's North Beach club scene to take the country by storm, bringing the rich tradition of American folk music into the mainstream for the first time. During the late 50s & early 60s, the Trio enjoyed unprecedented record sales and worldwide fame, while influencing the musical tastes of a generation.

Little Creek Books is a cooperative venture between a small independent publishing group and a motivated force of authors. A division of Mountain Girl Press,; Little Creek Books was established in the summer of 2009. At Little Creek Books, we strive to publish a diverse selection of authors; from a wide variety of genres.

Mountain Girl Press is a small press aimed at publishing quality fiction that will interest and entice our readers. Established in 2005, Mountain Girl Press is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, in the heart of Southwest Virginia.

The Institute of Outdoor Drama is a public service agency of the College of Fine Arts and Communication at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. It is the only organization in the U.S. providing national leadership in fostering artistic and managerial excellence and expansion of the outdoor drama movement through training, research and advisory programs. The Institute serves as a national clearinghouse for more than 101 constituent theatre companies across the nation.

Novelist, screenwriter and playwright Robert Inman is a native of Elba, Alabama where he began his writing career in junior high school with his hometown weekly newspaper. He left a 31-year career in journalism in June, 1996 to devote full time to creative writing.


Life in the Carolinas TV show - The Carolinas offer some of the most beautiful places on earth and each episode on the Life in the Carolinas TV show features a unique Carolinas destination. Viewers will see the behind the scenes story of some of the most treasured places in the Carolinas. Life in the Carolinas will share stories of the people of the Carolinas who endeavor do their best for their own communities, nation and for some the world. Good things are happening in the Carolinas and Life in the Carolinas with Carl White will feature the people and places that are leading the charge.

Wilkes Heritage Museum, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization formed in 1968. The Wilkes Heritage Museum, Inc. is responsible for operating and maintaining the Old Wilkes Jail (c. 1859), Robert Cleveland Log Home (c. 1779), and the Wilkes Heritage Museum (former Wilkes County Courthouse, c

Whippoorwill Academy and Village - Edith Carter started this village with her husband, Hill, in Ferguson, North Carolina to preserve a part of the area's rich history. Whippoorwill Academy and Village is a delightful place to visit and tour the past as you walk through this small village of yesteryear. Owner and operator, Mrs. Edith Ferguson Carter started this village by moving historical buildings to the family farm many years ago. As an artist, Mrs. Carter has made several videos using art work to tell the stories of "NC Legends." The "Legend of Tom Dooley" is the most popular one. She is happy to share those with groups and give them a tour of the buildings. A favorite is the local jail and chapel. This quaint chapel called "The Chapel of Peace," has been the setting for many lovely weddings over the years.

Anne Melton - Anne Melton was Tom Dooley's married lover and many believe she murdered Laura Foster. She was known to be exceptionally beautiful and extremely volatile.

Perline Foster - Perline Foster was hired to be Anne Melton's serving girl. She turned state's evidence in the famous trial of Tom Dooley for the murder of Laura Foster. She remains a person of interest in Laura's death..

Tom Dooley (Dula) - Tom Dooley loved two women - Laura Foster and the married Anne Melton. When Laura's body was found he became the prime suspect and was later hanged for the crime. Many in the community where it happened still believe an innocent was hanged.

Laura Foster - Laura Foster was murdered in the spring of 1866 and Tom Dooley (Dula) was hanged for the crime. Many believe she was the victim of a lover's triangle and the real murderer was Anne Melton.

The Wilkes Journal Patriot - The Wilkes Journal-Patriot is an award-winning, family-owned newspaper that has been dedicated to covering the news of Wilkes County and serving as a voice for the well-being of the county for over 100 years. The newspaper’s roots go back to May 1906, when Charles Holden Cowles started The Wilkes Patriot in a small brick building near the Wilkes County Courthouse in Wilkesboro.

Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend - Outdoor Drama/Wilkes County, NC. Written by Karen Wheeling Reynolds and produced by Wilkes Playmakers, Inc. this show is a proud member of The Institute of Outdoor Drama in Greenville, NC. The play just completed it's 11th season.

Wilkes Chamber of Commerce - Promoting economic development and striving to enhance the quality of life for all Wilkes County citizens.

The Caldwell Heritage Museum and Historical Society - The Caldwell County Historical Society was organized in 1949 and chartered as a non-profit corporation on July 3, 1950. The purpose as stated in the charter continues as: “…to investigate and study the history of Caldwell County, provide for collecting of information relevant thereto; protect and display archival documents, records, artifacts; mark and preserve historic sites and buildings; own, lease, operate, or sell real or personal property, publish and sell a history or other works of interest to citizens of Caldwell County.”

The North Carolina Society of Historians - This society was formed in 1941 for the purpose of collecting and preserving North Carolina history, traditions, artifacts, genealogies and folklore on not only the statewide basis, but on the county and local levels also. Our purpose is to aid in and encourage the exchange of information between members; AND, primarily to reward those persons who fulfill our objectives in exceptional ways via our rewards program.

Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend - outdoor drama - written by playwright Karen Reynolds. Forest's Edge Amphitheatre in Wilkesboro, NC Performed annually in July

Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend - Commercial 2008 - Outdoor Drama - Forest's Edge Amphitheatre - Wilkesboro, NC - Presented Annually in July

A web guide by Paul Slade dealing with some of the world's most fascinating Murder Ballads, a series of Secret London's forgotten mysteries.

The Elkville String Band - The Elkville String Band was the house band for Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend for several years under the direction of Jerry Lankford - with members Herb Key, Drake Walsh, Bill Williams and Tony Joines.

Wikes Acoustic Folk Society - Their mission is the enjoyment, perpetuation and encouragement of all types of acoustic music, educating the public in music appreciation and forms of self entertainment, sharing of musical ideas, venues, performing, passing down, and preserving this region's musical heritage for our youth. Our upcoming events are listed on this page. In addition, this site contains many details so you can learn more about WAFS. We hope to see you soon.

The Legend of Tom Dooley (Movie/1959) - Three renegade Confederate soldiers rob a stagecoach, only to find out the war is over and they're now outlaws. Based on the song made famous by the Kingston Trio.

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"Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend" is produced by Bleu Moon Productions. The outdoor drama is produced at The Forest's Edge Amphitheatre off Hwy 421 N in Historic Fort Hamby Park in partnership with the US Army Corps of Engineers. Performances dates for 2013 are: Thursdays through Saturdays, July 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 25 & 27 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for Students and Seniors. Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more upon request!

"Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend" is performed in July at The Forest's Edge Amphitheatre in Wilkesboro, NC. The Amphitheatre is located off Hwy 421 N in Historic Fort Hamby Park on South Recreation Road.