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Hometown Hello: Thanksgiving towns

Posted November 20, 2011

WRAL's Bill Leslie takes the "Hometown Hello" to Thanksgiving-themed towns in North Carolina.

Cranberry

This Avery County town is named for abundant cranberries. It's in Christmas tree country and used to be a mining town.

Plymouth

This port was once major enough to warrant a Union blockade in the Civil War. Today, it's famous for its lighthouse, maritime museum and historic walking tour.

Turkey

This Sampson County town is named for Turkey Creek. It was settled in 1847 and has a population of 262.

Thanksgiving

This crossroads community in northern Johnston County is named for a Baptist church founded on Thanksgiving Day 1899. It has its own fire department.

Fork

This southeast Davie County was formed in 1895. It boasts an historic Baptist church and lies east of Mocksville.

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