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View Poll Results: I feel that_________has the best cities.
Virginia 200 50.25%
North Carolina 198 49.75%
Voters: 398. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-18-2010, 08:23 PM
 
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Not too familiar with a lot of the cities in NC, but i feel its economy is better than VA.

But there is something about NC that is just really plain and boring to me. VA "appears" to have more diversity and character to me.

In VA, you have DC/NOVA, Richmond, Hampton Roads, Roanoke, Southern VA, etc. which are all very, very different. Even here in tidewater, each of the cities have a different vibe and feel to them. You can go from the beach, to the suburbs, to the country, and over to the inner city all within 15-20 minutes. And there is always something to do or something going on.

Im sure NC is not as boring and plain as it may seem to me, but im just not that familiar with it.
Always something going on VA? NC and VA are both boring... The only thing that VA has to do is just clubs... besides that there is nothing really.
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:00 PM
 
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I agree va is more diverse but nc has more pop faster growing cities

ur part of the state is the biggest, so there is a lot to do there, but i dont think its as nice or fun as raleigh bc of the college element, i live in roanoke and there isnt much to do here
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:03 PM
 
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That facebook group proves that there are many people who feel that virginia isnt the south

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Old 05-18-2010, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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That facebook group proves that there are many people who feel that virginia isnt the south

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Which is expected. Whats that saying about opinions and a-holes?.... LOL j/k
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:27 PM
 
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i just wanted to make a point that sw wasnt southern. its country thats all...has little southern traditions, ive lived here most of my life. Va tech for example is not a southern school. but UVA is, and its a history thing basically. If u were connected with the civil war people think they are southern in virginia and thats fine by me. Richmond and danville were capitals of the confederacy afterall. but sw va... please... there practically werent any poeple in this part of the state at that time.
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:50 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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va is geographically in the middle
Geographically, there are a few different subsections of the South: south Atlantic, mid-South, Gulf Coast, etc. Just because VA is geographically mid-Atlantic doesn't mean it's not also part of the South. The two designations are hardly mutually exclusive.

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... i lived in charleston, sc, most people in that city didnt consider va the south.
First of all, did you take a survey or something? Secondly, since when does a few people's opinions in another state become so authoritative? Thirdly, even if this is the case, those people would be wrong. And fourthly, Charleston's newspaper, the Post & Courier, calls VA Southern a couple of times:

"A native of Eastern Virginia, Smith projects the voice of Southern women of all ages talking about men, the weather, baking cakes and making clothes, and something else that is out there among the stars."
The Post and Courier - 'Mrs. Darcy' has Southern voice: Printer-friendly version - Charleston SC - postandcourier.com

"Needing advice on what to cook, Peacock turned to Edna Lewis, a famed Southern cook who championed the food of her Virginia upbringing in the kitchens of New York City..."
The Post and Courier - Chef finds roots as Southern cook - Charleston SC - postandcourier.com

"Fifty-two inmates were executed across the country last year. The vast majority were in southern states from Virginia to Texas, according to the Death Penalty Information Center."
The Post and Courier - 1 in 5 death penalty cases led to death row - Charleston SC - postandcourier.com

"Along with his duties as executive chef at McCrady’s, Sean Brock will lead the culinary team at Sazerac, which will feature food that is indigenous to the South. 'If it ain't Southern, it ain't walkin' in the door,' said Brock, originally from Virginia."
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va has many yankees that have helped evaporate the culture.
That's mostly only true of NoVA, and to a lesser extent (largely because of the military presence), Hampton Roads. Throughout the rest of the state? Hardly.

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i was a history major in school and illinois contributed to the south... but that doesnt make the southern end of it a southern state
That doesn't make Illinois as a whole a Southern state, but that would definitely make that area culturally Southern, just like certain parts of Indiana and Missouri.
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:53 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Always something going on VA? NC and VA are both boring... The only thing that VA has to do is just clubs... besides that there is nothing really.
That's because you're a teeny bopper who knows very little about real culture or entertainment beyond malls and clubs.
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Old 05-19-2010, 01:42 AM
 
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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Now that's funny... but I reported you.
Lol @ reporting someone, it's funny that you said VA is boring but your location says "Virginia Beach"...what gives?
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Old 05-19-2010, 01:45 PM
 
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ok first of all i actually live in Virginia, u live in charlotte. secondly i consider parts of VA southern and some parts are not!! Most of southwest Va is not southern.... Its a cultural thing... SW is redneck not southern. Ur point about indiana, and missouri proves my point... Just bc there are areas of southern culture in a state doesnt make it southern. I consider true southern states to be entirely southern, like mississippi, georgia, sc tennessee, ect... I def wouldnt consider florida a southern state bc the northern half is the only part where southern culture exists.
NOVA makes up a large portion of the VA population and has the most influence in the state. Southside and parts of the lower tidewater are the only parts i see with southern culture.
Many people in SW have a country accent, drive pick up trucks, hunt, ect... but those arent necessarily elements of southern culture. Most of the cooking isnt southern, i dont know many people from this area that have even ever tasted grits!!! There is little civil war history... There is no cotton... No spanish moss... Few plantation houses and little southern hospitality.... The college... Virginia Tech has no southern traditions. West Virginia is a lot like sw virginia and its def not a southern state.
I have lived 29 years of my life in southwest va.
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Old 05-19-2010, 01:49 PM
 
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oh yeh that census map also says delaware and maryland are southern almost no one would agree with that... which backs up my argument that va is mid atlantic
Oh really? Where is your data on this subject? Can you provide a link that proves your theory?

Stop making claims that can't be supported.
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