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Old 09-29-2012, 03:37 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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McCrory is from Ohio. He moved to Greensboro as a youth.

I know for a fact the the Wesley Chapel town council had some recent transplants from NY on it and I would assume some of the other small suburbs have transplants on their boards.
We have a transplant from NY (not sure if it's NYC or Upstate) on the Kings Mountain city council.
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:41 PM
 
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I guess the response to the OP depends on your definition of transplant. If a person is born in another state and lives in NC for X number of years, how many years are required to no longer be considered a transplant? or if a person is born in another state and moves to NC, are they always considered a transplant? or are they only considered a transplant if they plan to stay in NC forever?
You're a native of where you were born. That's the definition of being a native of a place. You can be a long-term resident of a place, but you can't change where you happened to be born, at will.
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:54 PM
 
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McCrory is from Ohio. He moved to Greensboro as a youth.

I know for a fact the the Wesley Chapel town council had some recent transplants from NY on it and I would assume some of the other small suburbs have transplants on their boards.
Good grief, Pat McCrory has been here most his life and grew into adulthood here - he's hardly what our OP meant by "transplant"
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:15 PM
 
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When I think of transplant, I think of someone who's lived in an area for not a long time....(including myself)


I think most people would consider McCrory a native since he's lived here most of his life...
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:22 PM
 
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McCrory in his stump speech often reminds people he grew up in Jamestown after moving there with his parents as a child. He doesn't pitch himself as a "native" but as someone that adapted to living here.

I generally agree though, that he's not a transplant if he got a public education here and worked his adult life in NC.
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:28 PM
 
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LOL I thought we were talking about ORGAN transplants... Never mind
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:29 PM
 
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Good grief, Pat McCrory has been here most his life and grew into adulthood here - he's hardly what our OP meant by "transplant"
Hmm. I seem to remember you arguing that even folks whose parents were from the North couldn't really be considered "natives," but I digress.

I think the larger point the OP was getting at was the influence of "transplants," however defined, in public office. It is interesting to note that some of Charlotte's best mayors were not born in Charlotte - Harvey Gantt is from Charleston, and Sue Myrick and Pat McCrory are from Ohio.
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:34 PM
 
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Hmm. I seem to remember you arguing that even folks whose parents were from the North couldn't really be considered "natives," but I digress.

I think the larger point the OP was getting at was the influence of "transplants," however defined, in public office. It is interesting to note that some of Charlotte's best mayors were not born in Charlotte - Harvey Gantt is from Charleston, and Sue Myrick and Pat McCrory are from Ohio.
There is a HUGE difference between being a transplant somewhere and being a native of a place.

Southbound explained it above. You are a "native" of wherever you are born, a "transplant" if you move to a place once you are grown up.

So while Pat can't be called a "native" southerner, he is certainly a southerner by virtue of the fact he moved here as a child and came to adulthood here.

My husband was born in New Jersey because his folks happened to be there when she went into labor. So while technically he's not a "native" southerner, you better never call this southern boy a yankee, lol!!
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:38 PM
 
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Hmm. I seem to remember you arguing that even folks whose parents were from the North couldn't really be considered "natives," but I digress.
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And I have NO CLUE what in the hell you are referring to there.

I would NEVER say someone has to have had parents born in the south for them to be considered southern themselves - that's just nuts.

You are a "native" of wherever you happen to be born.

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Old 09-29-2012, 04:43 PM
 
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You're a native of where you were born. That's the definition of being a native of a place. You can be a long-term resident of a place, but you can't change where you happened to be born, at will.
No offense, but I was talking about transplant rather than native...and I am happy to know that I can't change my birthplace.
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