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In the pottery world of the Southeast, Les Powell is a celebrity. On this cold November weekend, the Asheville, North Carolina, potter is working in Marion at the Henderson school, sharing some of the knowledge he’s gained in 47 years of creating pottery across the region.

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Lionel Barrymore created the template for Javier Bardem’s blank nastiness. As he tries to suck the life out of a New York hamlet and its middle-class residents, Potter owes something to the silent-movie tradition of villains who delight in their evil. Director Frank Capra knows Potter horrifies us because, like Jimmy Stewart’s George Bailey, we can’t comprehend how he sprang from the same world we did. There’s probably a Potter origin story to explore in a latter-day “Wonderful Life” prequel; let’s hope no one makes it.

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The general had been responsible for high-stakes, high-profile projects throughout his entire career before Disney World.

Ollie Bell Potter, 88, of Abingdon, Va. passed away on Monday, April 20, 2020. The family will receive friends from 3 until 7 p.m. on Friday, …

Ollie Bell Potter, 88, of Abingdon, Va., passed away on Monday, April 20, 2020. She was born in Bristol, Tenn., on April 24, 1931, a daughter …

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Check out exhibits, meetings of local astronomy club and cavers, plus, find out about the Farm, Fishing, Hunting and Camping Expo in Kingsport.

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