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    Lumberton
    NC
    The namesake for the city is the Lumber River, which several native tribes may have used for travel and sustenance as far back as 20,000 years ago. The descendants of those tribes took their name from river’s ancient name: Lumbee.
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    Cornelius
    NC
    The damming of the Catawba River in 1963 to create Lake Norman was as influential as the cotton industry to Cornelius’ development and growth.
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    Albemarle
    NC
    Albemarle is named for George Monck, the Duke of Albemarle, who was one of the eight Lords Proprietors granted the province of Carolina in 1663 by King Charles II.
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    Murfreesboro
    NC
    Chowan University, based in Murfreesboro, is a Christian educational institution founded in 1848 by Baptist families and named Chowan – which means “people of the south” – to honor the Native American Algonquin Chowanook tribe.
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    Jonesville
    NC
    The Yadkin River separates Jonesville from Elkin. When a covered bridge was built across the river in 1872, it was hailed as the longest suspension bridge in the world.
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    Mayodan
    NC
    The town is named after the converging Mayo and Dan Rivers.
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    Wilmington
    NC
    Known as “Hollywood East,” Wilmington has a thriving film community, and the EUE/ Screen Gems Studio and the Cucalorus Film Festival are popular destinations for movie lovers.
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    Wilson
    NC
    “Well connected” Wilson boasts Greenlight, North Carolina’s only all fiber optic network. This city service provides faster Internet access, as well as superior TV images and dependable phone service.
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    Bladenboro
    NC
    BeastFest honors the mysterious (and never captured) vampire-like Beast of Bladenboro (or "BOB") that terrorized the community in the 1950s.
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    Harrisburg
    NC
    Settled mostly by Scotch-Irish sometime between 1732 and 1765, Harrisburg, still home to families that arrived in the 1700s, came by its name from the Robert Harris family and his descendants.

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