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The narrative around rural areas has often held that people need to leave for a better chance to find success, typically in the city. But for many, leaving the place they love and call home never really feels like an option.
Here are seven stories of people who are turning that narrative on its head.
Photo gallery: Transforming the South Fork of the Catawba River and its towns
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