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Hometown Hello: Happy names

Posted November 27, 2011

WRAL's Bill Leslie takes the "Hometown Hello" to North Carolina towns with happy names.


This unincorporated Burke County community is near the community of Worry. It lies north of Morganton.


This Edgecombe County is named for homebuilder Richard Hart. It was originally spelled Hartsease. It lies 8 miles northwest of Tarboro.


This Iredell County town is named for political "harmony meetings." It was incorporated in 1874 and has a population of 526.

Love Valley

Population 30, this Iredell County town is an Old West-style village and throws controversial rock festivals. 


This southwestern Wake County was settled in 1800 and is named for a church. Towns in Guilford, Duplin and Yadkin counties also have the same name.


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