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    Clayton
    NC
    In 1907, the Raleigh Evening Times wrote that there was “more money per capita in Clayton than any city its size in the world.”
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    Liberty
    NC
    Legend has it that during the Revolutionary War, British and Tory prisoners were held captive in a stockade near a crossroads where the town of Liberty was to be. When the prisoners were released at the end of the war, they shouted, “Liberty! Liberty!”
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    Haw River
    NC
    Haw River (population 2,033) can claim to be the hometown of three North Carolina governors.
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    Chapel Hill
    NC
    When the University of North Carolina Board of Trustees chose the area around New Hope Chapel as the site for the first state university in 1793, they also named a committee to lay out a town adjacent to the site.
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    Rural Hall
    NC
    Named for "The Hall," the home of Benjamin L. Bitting, who used his home as a post office during the Civil War.
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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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    Morganton
    NC
    “Senator Sam” Ervin was a Morganton native who practiced law before serving as U.S. Senator from 1957-74. Ervin served as chairman of the Senate Select Committee to Investigate Campaign Practices – commonly referred to as the Watergate Committee.
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    Winston-Salem
    NC
    In 1951, Winston-Salem became the first municipality in the state to hire African American firemen after the Jim Crow era.
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    Calabash
    NC
    Known as the "Seafood Capital of the World."
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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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