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    Kings Mountain
    NC
    Kings Mountain takes its name from the Revolutionary battle fought five miles south, thus bringing meaning to the town’s motto, "The Historical City." This battle was very important in early American history, being proclaimed "the turning point."
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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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    Fairmont
    NC
    Fairmont was known as the “biggest little tobacco market in the world” during the 1950s.
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    Charlotte
    NC
    Charlotte’s suburban growth can be credited to Edward Dilworth Latta, who introduced the concept in 1876. He, with the Charlotte Consolidated Construction Company, also developed trolley transportation, making this growth in Charlotte possible.
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    Raleigh
    NC
    Raleigh’s Fayetteville Street pedestrian mall has been reconverted to vehicular traffic and to even greater glory as North Carolina’s ceremonial corridor.
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    Canton
    NC
    "Where the mountains kiss the sky."
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    Kernersville
    NC
    In the 1870s, Kernersville citizens graded four miles of land for the railroad tracks themselves to ensure the railroad would travel through town.
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    Chapel Hill
    NC
    When the University of North Carolina Board of Trustees chose the area around New Hope Chapel as the site for the first state university in 1793, they also named a committee to lay out a town adjacent to the site.
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    Whiteville
    NC
    Whiteville is more than 180 years old and has long been an important business center and cultural center, to the surprise of some who call it “that little town with the big city ways.”
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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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