Popular now on WCYB.com

On this day: March 28

POSTED: 7:17 PM Mar 25 2013   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Mar 28 2014

Vikings sack Paris, the Hollywood Walk of Fame gets its first star, President Eisenhower dies, and Three Mile Island melts down, all on this day.

OTD March 28 - Earl Scruggs
1 / 37
Fred Prouser/Reuters

2012: Earl Scruggs, the bluegrass banjo player whose playing style influenced generations of musicians, dies of natural causes at the age of 88 in Nashville, Tenn. Scruggs, along with his guitarist partner Lester Flatt, helped shape the sound of 20th-century country music. Flatt & Scruggs, as they were known, were best known for two signature songs: "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" and "The Ballad of Jed Clampett." Scruggs also helped shape the "high, lonesome sound" of Bill Monroe, often referred to as the father of bluegrass, after joining Monroe's band, the Blue Grass Boys, in 1945.

Crime Report

CARTER CO

Corrections officer charged with inmate attack

A Carter County corrections officer has been terminated amid an investigation into an assault on an inmate.

Man charged with DUI at Van Pelt Elementary School

A Washington county, Virginia man was arrested this morning after drinking and driving in the parking lot of an elementary school.

advertisement

Email Sign-Up

advertisement