Raleigh, N.C. — Three North Carolina towns – Garner, Dunn and Thomasville – are finalists for the All-America City Award.
The cities will compete against 17 others for the award in Denver next month. Finalists were selected by the National Civic League, and this year's program spotlights community-wide initiatives that honor and benefit veterans and military families.
The All-America City Award recognizes community-based efforts and civic involvement to solve problems. Since the award was created in 1949, over 600 cities have won this honor.
Many North Carolina towns have won the All-America City Award, including Dunn (1989), Raleigh (1974-75), Wilmington (1965), Winston-Salem (1959, 1964), Fayetteville (1984-85, 2001, 2011), Durham (1982-83) and High Point (1962).
You can read more about the competition on the All-America City Award's website.