Sophia, North Carolina facts for kids
Sophia is an unincorporated community in central Randolph County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is located along U.S. Route 311, just northwest of the route's intersection with I-73/I-74/US 220 and southeast of Archdale. It is the location of WGHP-TV's (Fox 8) television transmitter tower. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Sophia citizens protested the plans of North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) to route I-74 through the center of town, essentially removing the community from existence. After a hearing with locals, the NCDOT decided to shift the planned corridor approximately one mile to the north.
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