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    Stantonsburg
    NC
    Stantonsburg bills itself as “the best little town in North Carolina.”
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    Dillsboro
    NC
    Dillsboro has been a tourist town since 1886 when visitors began to arrive by train and spend several weeks. It is often stated that the first summer visitors were the Misses Nellie and Hattie Norfleet of Edenton.
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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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    Carolina Shores
    NC
    The residents of the Carolina Shores Golf Course community originally made up the town’s population. The town was incorporated in 1998.
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    Denton
    NC
    A sportsman’s paradise, southern Davidson County and Denton are the home to unparalleled fishing and hunting, with its close proximity to High Rock Lake.
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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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    New Bern
    NC
    In 1893, New Bern drug store owner Caleb Bradham invented “Brad’s Drink,” a blend of carbonated water, sugar, pepsin, kola nut extract, vanilla and “rare oils.” On August 28, 1898, Caleb renamed his drink “Pepsi-Cola."
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    Pineville
    NC
    Birthplace of James K. Polk, the 11th President of the United States.
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    Gastonia
    NC
    In 1929, Gastonia was the site of the Loray Mill Strike, the most notorious labor struggle in North Carolina history. The strike would have a profound effect on the union movement in the state for decades to come.
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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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