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More to the Story on WNCW: The Conflicted Life and Legacy of Appalachians Most Famous Moonshiner

Smoky Mountain News

Cory Vaillancourt, Smoky Mountain News Politics Editor, returned
to More to the Story to share his story on Popcorn Sutton. Popcorn
of Maggie Valley, was not only a veteran moonshiner but also quite
the entertainer. Popcorn especially turned on his Appalachian
humor when tourists came through the region. There's a new
documentary book out about his life and legacy. This interview first
aired May 12, 2021.

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Paul is a broadcasting and public relations veteran, having worked mostly in radio as well as television, news, marketing and higher education. His radio experience includes writing and reporting news, announcing both music and talk shows, management and sports play-by-play. He fully believe all types of music have the freedom and opportunity to be played and heard. Paul is a native of the region.