Hometown Hello: Beastly names
Posted May 7, 2012 12:39 p.m. EDT
The Banner family settled this town on the Elk River. The northeastern Avery County town is home to Lees-McRae College.
This southwestern Chatham County town is home to the Southern Supreme fruitcake factory and Chatham Central High School. It was first called Richmond but renamed for a nearby creek.
This northwestern Rutherford County town lies along Buffalo Creek, near Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton's home.
A buffalo slaughter gave this northern Caldwell County town its name. It is near Chestnut Mountain, due north of Lenoir.
This sparsely populated town is near the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. The town is off U.S. Highway 64 in northeastern Tyrrell County.