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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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    Mayodan
    NC
    The town is named after the converging Mayo and Dan Rivers.
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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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    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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    Kings Mountain
    NC
    Kings Mountain takes its name from the Revolutionary battle fought five miles south, thus bringing meaning to the town’s motto, "The Historical City." This battle was very important in early American history, being proclaimed "the turning point."
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    Columbia
    NC
    Sits along the beautiful Scuppernong River.
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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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    Yadkinville
    NC
    In January 28, 1851, an act was passed to establish a county seat for Yadkin County. A 50-acre tract located at the center of the county was selected as the site of the new town.
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    Rocky Mount
    NC
    On November 27, 1962, while speaking in Rocky Mount, Dr. Martin Luther King used his soon-to-be famous refrain, “I have a dream,” which would be heard by a much larger audience from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial the following August.
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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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