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    Pineville
    NC
    Birthplace of James K. Polk, the 11th President of the United States.
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    Durham
    NC
    The "Bull City" prospered as a manufacturing hub for the tobacco industry and textiles for many decades, but has transformed itself into a place where shopping thrives and high-tech industry flourishes with upscale housing in the same classic buildings.
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    Scotland Neck
    NC
    In 1722, a colony of Scotch Highlanders led by Lord Nairn settled in the "neck" of the Roanoke River. The name Scotland Neck first described the small communities that clustered around this original settlement.
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    Tobaccoville
    NC
    Tobaccoville was named for a plug chewing tobacco factory owned and operated in the 1870s. The Orrender Tobacco Factory was the principal landmark in the area, and the name "Tobaccoville" was suggested for the post office.
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    Greenville
    NC
    East Carolina Teachers College became East Carolina University in 1967. At the turn of the century, enrollment at ECU topped the 18,000 mark, and current enrollment is nearly 26,000 students.
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    Kannapolis
    NC
    Kannapolis is home to the NC Research Campus, a $1.5 billion life sciences hub that is home to eight universities.
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    Mount Holly
    NC
    In 1875, the name of the town of Woodlawn was changed to Mount Holly, after the Mount Holly Cotton Mill that was started that year. The name “Mount Holly” was used in recognition of the famed yarn made at a spinning mill in Mount Holly, New Jersey.
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    Graham
    NC
    Staunch prohibitionist Carrie Nation visited Graham in the early 1900s. She came to with her eye set on denouncing three such establishments. Then-Mayor H.W. Scott informed the visitor that any such activity would be frowned upon.
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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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    Greensboro
    NC
    The civil rights sit-in movement was launched on February 1, 1960, when four N.C. A&T State University students sat at the whites-only counter of the downtown Greensboro Woolworths store.

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