Hometown Hello: June 27-July 2, 2011: Scottish towns

WRAL's Hometown Hello visits North Carolina towns with Scottish heritage.

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Incorporated in 1877, Laurinburg is the seat of Scotland County. It's home to St. Andrews Presbyterian College and is a three-time winner of the All America City Award.


Descendants of Scottish immigrants settled this town. It was first called Mackstown and then Shoe Hill. It's the hometown of Angus McLean, who was governor of North Carolina from 1925 to 1929.


Linville hosts the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, which draw Scots from all over the world. The town's landscape is similar to Scotland's.

Scotland Neck

Scottish colonists founded this southeastern Halifax County town in 1722. It was incorporated in 1867.


This southeastern Macon County town has terrain similar to the Highlands of Scotland. It also gets lots of rain, just like Scotland.




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