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Hometown Hello: Cutting-edge towns

Posted May 21, 2012

Barber

This railroad junction town in western Rowan County is named for a landowner.

Sharpsburg

On the border of Nash, Edgecombe and Wilson counties, this town offers "Tri-County Hospitality." Population 2,500, it was founded in 1844 by John Sharp.

Bladenboro

This farming community of 1,720 got national attention with mysterious animal killings labeled the Beast of Bladenboro in 1954. The town was incorporated in 1903.

Cutshalltown

This north Madison County lies along a tributary of Shelton Laurel Creek and is part of the Pisgah National Forest.

Razorback Ridge

This western Avery County town lies in rough and rugged country in the Pigsah National Forest.

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