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    Waynesville
    NC
    The final shots of the Civil War, east of the Mississippi River, were fired near Sulphur Springs, near Waynesville, and General James Martin surrendered honorably on May 9, 1865.
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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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    Sunset Beach
    NC
    In 2013, Sunset Beach celebrated it's 50th anniversary.
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    Bladenboro
    NC
    BeastFest honors the mysterious (and never captured) vampire-like Beast of Bladenboro (or "BOB") that terrorized the community in the 1950s.
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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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    Siler City
    NC
    The N.C. Arts Incubator, located in Siler City, fosters dozens of artists, working in a variety of media from pottery to glass to fiber, honing their crafts over several buildings in downtown.
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    Stantonsburg
    NC
    Stantonsburg bills itself as “the best little town in North Carolina.”
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    Kernersville
    NC
    In the 1870s, Kernersville citizens graded four miles of land for the railroad tracks themselves to ensure the railroad would travel through town.
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    Boone
    NC
    Boone has the highest elevation (3,300 feet) of any town of its size (over 10,000 population) east of the Mississippi River.
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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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