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Sheriff Oscar Adkins

Back in the 1930s, being sheriff of McDowell County meant that your entire family became part of the process.  Betty Adkins Gibbs, daughter of Sheriff Oscar Adkins, remembers how living in the courthouse just steps away from the jail cells and the court room got everyone in the family involved in some way (willingly or not).  In this clip, you’ll hear Betty urged on by her husband Pete, to whom she has been wed for over 60 years. 

Listen to Betty here:


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