About the subscription

Hi, Friends!

Local stories delivered every Sunday morning in a distinct "down-home" style by an award-winning writer and National Teachers Hall of Fame member.

After I retired from a five-year stint writing an award-winning regular Sunday column for the Bristol Herald Courier, I had several hundred friends ask if I would continue writing a column in another format - in my own personal local “storytelling” style.

So … here it is, my friends!

As a full subscriber you will receive a local story of interest every Sunday. You will also gain full access to all previously published stories.

(P.S. - If you want to subscribe but don’t want to pay online, please mail me a $50 check for an annual subscription - please don’t forget to include your email - and I will put you in the system manually myself. To: Hometown Stories, P.O. Box 861, Bristol VA 24203. Thank you!)

(Great news! May it do you good to know that by becoming a fully paid subscriber you are also helping me help needy children, families, and the homeless in Bristol. Proceeds go these causes.)

My column/newsletter is intended to have a distinctively down-home, personal feel. 

I include unusual and original stories about our region’s people, places, and ideas.

Stories that bond us together in our common humanity.

Stories you like to hear.

Stories you need to hear.

Stories you will find nowhere else.

Please hit “Subscribe”. You’ll be glad you did. 😊

Why subscribe?

I truly want everyone to have access to a full subscription, regardless of one’s economic situation.

(Remember, by becoming a fully paid subscriber - only $5 a month - you are also helping me help needy children, families, and the homeless in Bristol. Thank you!)

You will also receive information about opportunities and goings-on that help better our local community and region. Videos, too!

Each Sunday edition of the column/newsletter goes directly to your email inbox.

You will have full access to all back issues, as well!

As a full subscriber, you are literally helping uplift our community - in countless ways.

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Ben Talley 

Ben is an award-winning column writer. He is also an inductee into the National Teachers Hall of Fame, a former Virginia Teacher of the Year, and a recipient of the Bristol Mayors Award for lifetime community service to his hometown.