Just a tidbit of info...that article centers on former moonshiner Jerry Rushing and Moonrunners, the movie. If I'm not mistaken, Jerry Rushing is from Monroe, NC just outside of Charlotte. I have a newspaper article I cut out a few years ago that talked about it. The stories he told Gy Waldron were the impetus for the whole Moonrunner movie and eventually the Dukes.
So maybe the Dukes of Hazzard were actually set in Union, not Hazzard county?