Hometown Hello: Cutting-edge towns
Posted May 21, 2012 1:07 p.m. EDT
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.
This western Avery County town lies in rough and rugged country in the Pigsah National Forest.