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    Franklinton
    NC
    When federal agents dumped about 10,000 gallons of illegal whiskey on the ground following a raid in February 1959, they didn’t realize it would run into the town reservoir. The “white lightning in the water supply” brought much publicity to Franklinton.
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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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    Albemarle
    NC
    Albemarle is named for George Monck, the Duke of Albemarle, who was one of the eight Lords Proprietors granted the province of Carolina in 1663 by King Charles II.
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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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    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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    Cherryville
    NC
    One custom shared by established and new Cherryville residents is the greeting of each New Year with a chant and the shooting of muskets.
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    Zebulon
    NC
    The Wakelon School Building was built in1909 and was the first school in eastern Wake County. Today it is the Zebulon Municipal Complex.
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    Stantonsburg
    NC
    Stantonsburg bills itself as “the best little town in North Carolina.”
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    Hildebran
    NC
    First known as “Switch,” because of a railroad switch, Hildebran was later named after Solomon Hildebrand, who lived nearby.
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    Raleigh
    NC
    Raleigh’s Fayetteville Street pedestrian mall has been reconverted to vehicular traffic and to even greater glory as North Carolina’s ceremonial corridor.

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