|Raccoon Swamp||rises in SE Bladen County and flows W into Colly Creek.|
|Raccoon Swamp||rises in SE Johnston County and flows S into Neuse River.|
|Race Prong||rises in NE Nash County and flows SE into Beaverdam Swamp.|
|Rachel||community in SW Randolph County served by post office, 1890-1926.|
|Rackley Mill Pond||See McLamb Mill Pond.|
|Radder Creek||rises in NE Cherokee County and flows NE into Worm Creek.|
|Radford Crossroads||community in E Johnston County.|
|Radical||community in N Wilkes County between Chestnut and Herald Mountains.|
|Radio Island||land mass between Morehead City and Beaufort, S Carteret County. Takes name from commercial radio station formerly operating on the island.|
|Raeford||town and county seat, central Hoke County. Settled 1867; inc. 1901. Took its name from the last syllables of two of the town's founders, J. A. MacRae and A. A. Williford. Produces textiles, lumber, concrete, rubber; processes poultry, and cotton. Alt. 262.|
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