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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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