Hometown Hello: Cutting-edge towns

WRAL's Bill Leslie takes the "Hometown Hello" to towns whose name has a cutting edge.

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


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.


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.


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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