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Old 10-07-2009, 02:23 PM
 
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Charlotte Offically Falls Off The Map
Charlotte officially falls off the map | Charlotte | News | Citizen Servatius
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Old 10-07-2009, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I like Tara Servatius a lot, but I just don't agree that Charlotte spent the last 15 years trying to become a tourist destination. Sure, things like the NASCAR museum will attract tourists, but we don't want to become some kind of touristy place. We just want to be a city that offers a lot for its citizens and visitors to do. Really, the fact we have fallen off the list of "hot places" for trendy young 30-somethings is all due to the current economy and our high unemployment. So? So now fewer people will flock here for jobs for a while - I'm okay with that, gives the city a chance to catch its breath and let the schools and infrastructure catch up a bit too

Charlotte is far from really falling off the map - we were a great city before the banking crisis and we'll be a great city for decades to come.
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Old 10-07-2009, 03:22 PM
 
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I was in Raleigh recently to attend a wedding and had some time to spend looking around and they have gotten a lot of things right about that city. Charlotte has spent too much money on building monuments to excess whereas they have focused more on making Raleigh a nice place for the people.

There is a lot to take note of there. Another city where they have done an absolutely great job of reviving their downtown area is Greenville, SC. Will this be taken note of in Charlotte? Not a chance.
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Old 10-07-2009, 03:46 PM
 
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Default Overdramatic

I recall reading that article on the plane down to Charlotte a couple of weeks ago.
The reviewer IMO makes it sound as if the WSJ article was a comparsion of the two cities, which it was not. Rather, the art. rated the top cities that would draw "young ppl" in the future and why.

The Next Hot Youth-Magnet Cities - WSJ.com
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Old 10-07-2009, 03:56 PM
 
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I find it interesting that Tara and her followers rip on Democrats/liberals but then say Charlotte should look up to Raleigh-Durham, which is much more Democratic/liberal than the Charlotte area. Not to turn this into a political debate or anything, but if Raleigh is doing so well, why is she, as usual, blaming the Democrats? Yeah, I don't get it either. I really think it has nothing to do with political party affiliation...
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Old 10-07-2009, 04:15 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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*In the future try not put one word titles and give your opinion or a snippet of the article."
(ill change the title you only have 40 minutes to change a post)
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Old 10-07-2009, 05:26 PM
 
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Westcoastbabe - based on your opinionated statement and other statements I've seen you make, you really don't care for Charlotte much, or so it would seem. Am I wrong?
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Old 10-07-2009, 05:36 PM
 
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These placements are a joke. Charlotte goes up and down continuously. One day we will be off the charts and the next month we'll likely be on top. God knows how many times over the past two years Charlotte has been in the top three nationally in various categories.
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Old 10-07-2009, 05:55 PM
 
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I find it interesting that Tara and her followers rip on Democrats/liberals but then say Charlotte should look up to Raleigh-Durham, which is much more Democratic/liberal than the Charlotte area. Not to turn this into a political debate or anything, but if Raleigh is doing so well, why is she, as usual, blaming the Democrats? Yeah, I don't get it either. I really think it has nothing to do with political party affiliation...
You got that right. On her show she constantly praises Raleigh's school system and talks how Charlotte should be more like theirs. Uhh, duhhh, they still bus kids in Raleigh

And she has this thing how she keeps calling Raleigh the "next big thing". And then she'll say, "You watch and see, I'm telling you, they're going to be the next boom town in NC". She claims to be this great researcher but I guess she's missed all these years Raleigh has been growing faster than Charlotte, and all these years Raleigh has ranked higher than Charlotte in a gazillion polls.
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Old 10-07-2009, 08:50 PM
 
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I find it interesting that Tara and her followers rip on Democrats/liberals but then say Charlotte should look up to Raleigh-Durham, which is much more Democratic/liberal than the Charlotte area. Not to turn this into a political debate or anything, but if Raleigh is doing so well, why is she, as usual, blaming the Democrats? Yeah, I don't get it either. I really think it has nothing to do with political party affiliation...
It seems that 99% of every topic Tara has in some way gets twisted into an attack Obama rant. I have noticed that since the new owners have took over wbt radio that ALL of their show host make anti-Obama statements but she is obsessed with it and she has no credibility. She was the one I recall that went on and on and on and on about Obama being a friend to arab terrorist and she just wont stop her crying and whining and slanting and spinning . I cant listen anymore and I had been a regular listener for 50 years The first radio I ever had at age 9 was a cheap little transistor tuned in to TY Boyd .WBT has an agenda, an agenda thats not good for the country now that Obama has been elected. You would think by the hatred people like Tara shows every time she gets a mike in her hands that she is pushing for people to take to the streets with guns and fight our elected government.I wish WBT would go off of the air.
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