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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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    Haw River
    NC
    Haw River (population 2,033) can claim to be the hometown of three North Carolina governors.
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    Matthews
    NC
    The Matthews Town Hall and Library was dedicated on Sept. 30, 2001. The facility was a partnership between the town and the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.
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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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    Maggie Valley
    NC
    In 1961, Cataloochee Ski Area opened as N.C.’s first ski resort, and today has the longest operating calendar east of the Mississippi.
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    Morrisville
    NC
    Known as “The Heart of the Triangle.”
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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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    Elizabeth City
    NC
    Elizabeth City’s location on the Pasquotank River and Intracoastal Waterway makes it a popular stop for recreational boaters from around the world. There’s even a famous welcoming crew, the “Rose Buddies,” who for decades have greeted wayfaring travelers
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    Murfreesboro
    NC
    Chowan University, based in Murfreesboro, is a Christian educational institution founded in 1848 by Baptist families and named Chowan – which means “people of the south” – to honor the Native American Algonquin Chowanook tribe.
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    Valdese
    NC
    The summer outdoor drama “From This Day Forward” honors the 29 Waldensian immigrants who fled religious persecution and settled in what would become Valdese. Their settlement was the largest Waldensian colony in the world outside of Italy.

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