TOM DOOLEY: A Wilkes County Legend... the road to Statesville
This is the story of a lover's triangle and the nation's first highly publicized crime of passion! The tale of Tom Dooley experienced a resurgence of popularity with the international hit "Tom Dooley" by The Kingston Trio. This is the legend behind the ballad. Tom Dooley, was a popular fiddle playin' ladies man who loved two women too much. One, the beautiful and kind Laura Foster and the other, a raven haired beauty with a quick temper and a dangerous obsession with Tom. This July, you can see the story unfold on the Mac Gray Auditorium stage with the old time music of Third Wheel. Decide for yourself who really killed Laura Foster as this tragic story plays out right in front of you.