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    Lillington
    NC
    Was named for John Alexander Lillington, an officer from North Carolina during the Revolutionary War who fought in the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge in 1776 and served as brigadier general in the state militia.
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    Ocean Isle Beach
    NC
    Because Ocean Isle Beach stretches for seven miles in an unusual east-west direction, sunrises and sunsets are amazingly dramatic.
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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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    Sunset Beach
    NC
    In 2013, Sunset Beach celebrated it's 50th anniversary.
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    Tabor City
    NC
    Home of Pulitzer Prize winner, W. Horace Carter, founder of the Tabor City Tribune in the 1940s.
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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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    Kill Devil Hills
    NC
    On December 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright were successful in making four flights at the base of the big hill that is now a part of the Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kill Devil Hills.
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    Pineville
    NC
    Birthplace of James K. Polk, the 11th President of the United States.
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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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    Mount Pleasant
    NC
    Reed Gold Mine, the site of America’s first gold rush, is located just five miles from Mount Pleasant.

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