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    Haw River
    NC
    Haw River (population 2,033) can claim to be the hometown of three North Carolina governors.
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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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    Stedman
    NC
    Stedman Atlantic Coast Line depot has been renovated into a library.
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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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    Boone
    NC
    Boone has the highest elevation (3,300 feet) of any town of its size (over 10,000 population) east of the Mississippi River.
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    Graham
    NC
    Staunch prohibitionist Carrie Nation visited Graham in the early 1900s. She came to with her eye set on denouncing three such establishments. Then-Mayor H.W. Scott informed the visitor that any such activity would be frowned upon.
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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    The residents of the Carolina Shores Golf Course community originally made up the town’s population.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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    Rural Hall
    NC
    Named for "The Hall," the home of Benjamin L. Bitting, who used his home as a post office during the Civil War.
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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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    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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