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Old 11-05-2011, 02:14 PM
Location: you decide
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I have a friend who moved to this area with her new husband. She is encouraging me to move out of MN and the oppressive weather.

What's it like there? Are there RN jobs? (There are none here unless you are already employed). Also, my son is of mixed heritage, is this a problem? (I am a single parent for the most part).

What are salaries/cost of living like?

Thanks for any feedback...
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:12 PM
Location: Wilmington, NC
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According to city-data, there are three hospitals within 35 miles. It's definitely more of a summer area in my opinion. I can't imagine there being a lot to do. But the area is nice.
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Old 11-06-2011, 05:08 AM
Location: Morehead City, NC
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Pine Knoll Shores (PKS) is on an island called Bogue Banks. Other towns on Bogue Banks include Atlantic Beach and Emerald Isle. Access to the island is via two bridges. One bridge is located (mainland) in Cape Carteret (Cape C). The other in Morehead City.

Carteret General Hospital is located in Morehead (MHD): Carteret General Hospital
Housing costs are approx. half (and less) in MHD & Cape C compared to PKS.

Although tourism is the driving force we are still a year round community. We no longer roll up the sidewalks and lock the doors the day after labor day.

Most of our towns and cities are just like any other small town and city. For a lot of us residents tourism is incidental. (I bet that'll evoke a comment or two)
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:32 AM
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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Pine Knoll Shores is gorgeous, it's set in maritime forest and on days like today when the temps approach the 70's, it's delightful to be so close to the beach and sound. Traffic during the summer tourist season can be frustrating at times...

Maybe you want to see which hospital has need of your services and then make a geographic decision? You can always rent for a year before deciding to buy...
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