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    Morrisville
    NC
    Known as “The Heart of the Triangle.”
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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    The residents of the Carolina Shores Golf Course community originally made up the town’s population.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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    Mars Hill
    NC
    The name for Mars Hill College came from Acts 17 that relates that while in Athens, Paul was invited by philosophers to speak to them at the forum. "So Paul, standing before them at the Mars Hill forum, addressed them."
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    Mount Holly
    NC
    In 1875, the name of the town of Woodlawn was changed to Mount Holly, after the Mount Holly Cotton Mill that was started that year. The name “Mount Holly” was used in recognition of the famed yarn made at a spinning mill in Mount Holly, New Jersey.
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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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    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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    Bethania
    NC
    Bethania was North Carolina’s first planned Moravian settlement.
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    Greenville
    NC
    East Carolina Teachers College became East Carolina University in 1967. At the turn of the century, enrollment at ECU topped the 18,000 mark, and current enrollment is nearly 26,000 students.
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    Wilmington
    NC
    Known as “Hollywood East,” Wilmington has a thriving film community, and the EUE/ Screen Gems Studio and the Cucalorus Film Festival are popular destinations for movie lovers.
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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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