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    Conover
    NC
    Originally called “Wye Town,” Conover began to develop in the mid 1800s as a "Y" intersection of the railroad traversing North Carolina.
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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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    Charlotte
    NC
    Charlotte’s suburban growth can be credited to Edward Dilworth Latta, who introduced the concept in 1876. He, with the Charlotte Consolidated Construction Company, also developed trolley transportation, making this growth in Charlotte possible.
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    Mars Hill
    NC
    The name for Mars Hill College came from Acts 17 that relates that while in Athens, Paul was invited by philosophers to speak to them at the forum. "So Paul, standing before them at the Mars Hill forum, addressed them."
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    Stantonsburg
    NC
    Stantonsburg bills itself as “the best little town in North Carolina.”
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    Bethania
    NC
    Bethania was North Carolina’s first planned Moravian settlement.
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    Franklinton
    NC
    When federal agents dumped about 10,000 gallons of illegal whiskey on the ground following a raid in February 1959, they didn’t realize it would run into the town reservoir. The “white lightning in the water supply” brought much publicity to Franklinton.
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    Garland
    NC
    Incorporated in 1907, Garland was originally known as Sloan’s Crossing.
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    Lenoir
    NC
    Baseball great Rube Walker, born in Lenoir in 1926, was the Brooklyn Dodger catcher behind the plate when Bobby Thomson hit “The Shot Heard Round the World” in 1951.
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    Hildebran
    NC
    First known as “Switch,” because of a railroad switch, Hildebran was later named after Solomon Hildebrand, who lived nearby.

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