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Old 01-31-2011, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Swansboro, NC
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Home Depot closing in Greenville and Rocky Mount is just another sign of some towns dying a very slow death. Tobacco dying out, and NAFTA severely hurt Eastern NC..

Unless things radically change...more Eastern NC towns will pass away.
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:37 PM
 
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Home Depot closing in Greenville and Rocky Mount is just another sign of some towns dying a very slow death
Maybe in Rocky Mount, but Greenville isn't dying a very slow death. A major hospital and university will create growth once we come out of this recession. How can you explain the three new restaurants being constructed in the area if the area is dying?
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Home Depot closing in Greenville and Rocky Mount is just another sign of some towns dying a very slow death. Tobacco dying out, and NAFTA severely hurt Eastern NC..

Unless things radically change...more Eastern NC towns will pass away.
You're dead on with NAFTA. When I was growing up in Kinston I remember all of the textile factories laying everyone off and packing up and leaving the country.

Since most of the population wasn't educated enough to adapt to the changes and learn new skills, everything just slowed down. It's depressing to see every time I drive through there. Hopefully Spirit can help turn the area around.

Kinston has less people now than it did in 1990.
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:36 PM
 
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people who think Goldsboro is dying should take a look at all of the McMansions and suburbs getting thrown up on the outskirts of town. Also, there is a reason why a 2nd Walmart was built in Rosewood. granted, I don't believe Goldsboro is place to move to without reason. I don't think it's a destination in of its own self, but to say it's dying is pure hyperbole. If somebody has a reasonto draw them to Goldsboro, it's not bad place to be. There's alot more money in Goldsboro, though, than there are jobs. I think Goldsboro future is as a bedroom room community for Raleigh. In fact, i do believe eventually Goldsboro will truly becone the SE terminus of the Triangle. Kind of like what Fredicksburg is for the DC metro in VA.

Another BBQ reccomendation for anyone passing through there would be Uncle Yammy's on Spence right off 70.

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And the aforementioned Adams Roadside BBQ

http://adamsroadsidebbq.com/menu.html (broken link)
http://www.yelp.com/biz/adams-roadside-bbq-goldsboro
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:29 PM
 
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Greenville will be here and GROW because of ECU and PCMH.
Jacksonville will be here and GROW due to Camp Lejeune and all the other Marine bases close by
Goldsboro will be here and GROW due to Seymour Johnson.

Other towns are on a slow track to death. There just isn't enough industry to support the dozens of small towns, which is sad. What is even sadder, like I've said before, is the clipping of the knees of towns and in response, keeps other towns down.

Having Greenville, Jacksonville and whoever else super strong will benefit towns around them. See Washington in regards to Greenville.
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