I learned with great sadness that the tower on High Knob in Wise County was burned by arsonists the night before Halloween.
It is really tragic for someone would lay waste to such a historic and frequently used local landmark. More information can be found at The Coalfield Progress and The Kingsport Times-News.
I did a post on the tower sometime back on HS. While the tower might be gone for now, I have a feeling I am not alone in saying one day it will be restored to its original glory.