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    Carthage
    NC
    Started in 1989, the Carthage Buggy Festival is held each year to commemorate the famous Tyson and Jones Buggy Factory that, from the mid-1800s to the 1920s, produced the carriages that were essential to life in rural North Carolina.
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    Franklin
    NC
    An ancient Indian Mound located in the heart of town serves as a reminder of an earlier time when the Cherokee lived in and around what is now called Franklin. Streets with names like Wayah, Ulco, Iotla and Watauga reflect Indian heritage.
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    Jonesville
    NC
    The Yadkin River separates Jonesville from Elkin. When a covered bridge was built across the river in 1872, it was hailed as the longest suspension bridge in the world.
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    Kannapolis
    NC
    Kannapolis is home to the NC Research Campus, a $1.5 billion life sciences hub that is home to eight universities.
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    Lincolnton
    NC
    Thomas Jonathan Jackson, later the Confederate general known as Stonewall Jackson, married Anna Morrison on July 16, 1857 in her home in Lincolnton.
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    Mayodan
    NC
    The town is named after the converging Mayo and Dan Rivers.
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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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    Biscoe
    NC
    Just three miles south of the geographic center of the state.
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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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    Lumberton
    NC
    The namesake for the city is the Lumber River, which several native tribes may have used for travel and sustenance as far back as 20,000 years ago. The descendants of those tribes took their name from river’s ancient name: Lumbee.

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