Franklin County, Virginia is the moonshine capital of the United States. The geography of the area contributes to this status, as there is both significant farmland for growing corn and other crops that mysteriously disappear from the land, and some nice mountains, being right on the edge of Appalachia.

Busts help to liven up local television news broadcasts in the otherwise tranquil Roanoke Valley -- I'll admit, it's a whole lot better than the murder reports I have to watch all the time when I'm in Richmond.

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