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Our Extraordinary Hometowns: Polkton, North Carolina

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Jean Wright’s essay was given an honorable mention in our recent “What’s Extraordinary in Your Hometown?” Essay Contest for her simple and succinct description of a place she clearly loves.

We have busy Hwy 74 and Hwy 218. We also have a railroad crossing, which is busy and blocks the intersection at times.

We have a fire department, EMS, post office, several churches, an elementary school, a restaurant, 3 convenience stores, a veterinarian, the Field of Dreams, a town hall and mayor, a bank with the friendliest staff that I’m thankful for, and our depot that is active with the Womens’ Service Club.

We also have a wonderful maintenance staff that keeps the town looking nice. We have 3 prisons and a county landfill.

I’m 76 years old, a widow, and have lived here all my life, attending Polkton School, which is not in use now.

I live about 3 miles out of Polkton. I have 3 children, one that lives nearby, and 2 in Stanly County.

I am very proud to be a citizen of such a wonderful town.


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