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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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    Bethania
    NC
    Bethania was North Carolina’s first planned Moravian settlement.
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    Concord
    NC
    Concord’s motto, “High Performance Living,” is appropriate. It is home to the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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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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    New Bern
    NC
    In 1893, New Bern drug store owner Caleb Bradham invented “Brad’s Drink,” a blend of carbonated water, sugar, pepsin, kola nut extract, vanilla and “rare oils.” On August 28, 1898, Caleb renamed his drink “Pepsi-Cola."
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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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    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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    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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    Hertford
    NC
    The bridge on the main highway into Hertford is an “S”-shaped bridge, the only one of its kind in the country.
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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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