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    Fairmont
    NC
    Fairmont was known as the “biggest little tobacco market in the world” during the 1950s.
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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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    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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    Biscoe
    NC
    Just three miles south of the geographic center of the state.
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    Cornelius
    NC
    The damming of the Catawba River in 1963 to create Lake Norman was as influential as the cotton industry to Cornelius’ development and growth.
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    Nags Head
    NC
    Nags Head is home to the tallest natural sand dune on the East Coast. Jockey’s Ridge, a series of five dunes, is a natural wonder that’s continually changing in shape and height with the highest hill varying from 90 to 110 feet tall.
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    Conover
    NC
    Originally called “Wye Town,” Conover began to develop in the mid 1800s as a "Y" intersection of the railroad traversing North Carolina.
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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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    Bethania
    NC
    Bethania was North Carolina’s first planned Moravian settlement.
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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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