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Old 03-09-2012, 06:26 AM
 
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Perhaps you should keep reading that article. Before the war was over, there were chapters of the Heroes of America in Charlotte, as well as Raleigh.

The OP asked about the Southern-ness of Charlotte. I take questions like that to be very generic & not skewed to any ethnicity. Urban made a post which was very good & informative to me. He indicated that there is a black view & a white view. Your views pointing out differences sort of fit with what he indicated is the black view. There is no need to bully 2 older white women. I've written extensively on this topic in previous threads & have been hounded & bashed by posters stating what are essentially your views.

I will be happy to discuss particulars with the OP, but I am not going to get into an arguement with you.
PLEASE tell me that because you can't explicitly defend your POV that you're going to play the age, sex, AND race card. "You're a young Black man, leave us poor older innocent White women alone!" I mean really????? Has it come to THAT? Only one or two things I mentioned were race-specific, and they were largely centered on speech patterns or "Southernisms." Everything else (cuisine, established quality educational institutions, religion, geography, climate, history, urban fabric, etc.) had absolutely nothing else to do race specifically.

Why is it so hard to provide a list of similarities between Charlotte and the mid-Atlantic if they are so prevalent or at least point me to a previous thread in which you've listed them? I mean really? I don't get it. It's not "bullying," it's a simple request that you cannot seem to make heads or tails of. If it's only relegated to a chapter of the "Heroes in America" in Charlotte, then say that (although it would be quite insufficient).

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Old 03-09-2012, 06:28 AM
 
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The cultures in Richmond, DC, Baltimore and Philly are different yet all are classified as mid-atlantic. Culturally, Richmond is southern but architecturally built much like a northeastern city (rowhouses, etc). To a certain extent, PG County MD (DC) and Baltimore metro folk live in two different worlds altogether but there a regional similarites.

The larger NC metros are heavily influenced by the geographical mid-atlantic states due to in-migration and general location for business commerce but remain southern at the core, as does Atlanta.

Of the larger metros in NC, the Raleigh/Durham area is the closet thing to mid-Atlantic, especially Durham, it's definitely a different demographic animal for this state.

The OP isn't going to find a wealth of southern charm in the Triangle, Triad, Charlotte or Atlanta although you can still order sweet tea with all possessing pockets of southern hospitality.
I largely agree, although I'd make a differentiation and say that based on history, Winston-Salem is closest to mid-Atlantic. Based on demographics and economy, I get the comparison with Durham/the Triangle.
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:13 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I have spent very little time in the south, and absolutely no time in Charlotte. My wife and I, however, are looking into various southern cities, and we're looking for a large city with an unmistakably southern sort of culture and feel (southern moss, sweet tea, and on and on with the stereotypes). I know that Charlotte has experienced a great deal of in-migration from distinctly non-southern newcomers. How much has Charlotte been changed by it? Just how southern is Charlotte and, especially, surrounding areas like Belmont, Henderson, Gastonia, etc.?
Charlotte may be mid-atlantic, deep south or south east that is not the discussion of this thread please refer to OP (original post) and assist GoneNative by sticking with what is high lighted in red.
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:22 PM
 
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Charlotte was never "southern" in the sense of moss and sweet tea and on and on with those stereotypes. If you're looking for that, go the Charleston or Savannah or maybe Mississippi or Alabama(though I know nothing about those place nor do I care to ever go there). Charlotte's more of a "cracker culture" backwoods town that got big off railroad and cotton mill money in the early 1900s. There was never much "Old South" to speak of here. Of course there's sweet tea and barbecue and lots of bible-thumping churches.

But do you really want to decide where to live based on some stereotype you saw in a movie?
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:24 PM
 
Location: What use to be the South
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Charlotte was never "southern" in the sense of moss and sweet tea and on and on with those stereotypes. If you're looking for that, go the Charleston or Savannah or maybe Mississippi or Alabama(though I know nothing about those place nor do I care to ever go there). Charlotte's more of a "cracker culture" backwoods town that got big off railroad and cotton mill money in the early 1900s. There was never much "Old South" to speak of here. Of course there's sweet tea and barbecue and lots of bible-thumping churches.

But do you really want to decide where to live based on some stereotype you saw in a movie?
Just curious,.....you from here?
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:24 PM
 
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Just curious,.....you from here?
Lived in North Carolina all my life. In Charlotte since 2000.
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Old 03-10-2012, 05:58 AM
 
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this thread done made me dumber.
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