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Old 10-20-2013, 12:54 AM
 
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So much fail in this thread by many posters. Things aren't much better (if not worse) in NC than most other places. ESPECIALLY coastal NC. Very difficult to find a job (in small towns if you can't work tourism/military) or you have to deal with Wilmington Traffic. I'm a coastal NC native, have lived a few years in rural and urban NC and have family all along the urban crescent. For transplants I would highly recommend either Charlotte, Raleigh or somewhere in between along the I-40 corridor to W-S. Eastern NC is very, VERY, clannish (no...not that kind of clan.....for the most part). I'm lucky that I'm local and I still don't like the way they treat people. If you must live on the coast I'd recommend the northern OBX/VA beach area. The further south you go until you hit FL the worse it gets.

I admire your passion for the anti-progressive rules of Southern California. You may share the same view of many people from ENC....Don't underestimate those farmers by the way! They hold around 28-30% of the state congress.
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:44 AM
 
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One things thread illustrates is that everyone's expereinces and opinions vary, so take everything hear with a grain of salt, good and bad, and know that your mileage may vary. Your reccomnedation that's it's worse the farther south you go stands in stark contrast to other posts where people say it's worse the farther North you go, unless you are specifically talking about Camden, Gates, and Currituck and that's only in unemployment. Those areas are extremely rural and still among some of the most cliquish areas. Fine if you go along to get along. The communities are inviting, but go against the grain and you can find yourself on the outside. Here are the NC unemployment rates, since I mentioned them. N.C. county-by-county unemployment rates :: WRAL.com

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So much fail in this thread by many posters. Things aren't much better (if not worse) in NC than most other places. ESPECIALLY coastal NC. Very difficult to find a job (in small towns if you can't work tourism/military) or you have to deal with Wilmington Traffic. I'm a coastal NC native, have lived a few years in rural and urban NC and have family all along the urban crescent. For transplants I would highly recommend either Charlotte, Raleigh or somewhere in between along the I-40 corridor to W-S. Eastern NC is very, VERY, clannish (no...not that kind of clan.....for the most part). I'm lucky that I'm local and I still don't like the way they treat people. If you must live on the coast I'd recommend the northern OBX/VA beach area. The further south you go until you hit FL the worse it gets.

I admire your passion for the anti-progressive rules of Southern California. You may share the same view of many people from ENC....Don't underestimate those farmers by the way! They hold around 28-30% of the state congress.
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:27 PM
 
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One things thread illustrates is that everyone's expereinces and opinions vary, so take everything hear with a grain of salt, good and bad, and know that your mileage may vary. Your reccomnedation that's it's worse the farther south you go stands in stark contrast to other posts where people say it's worse the farther North you go, unless you are specifically talking about Camden, Gates, and Currituck and that's only in unemployment. Those areas are extremely rural and still among some of the most cliquish areas. Here are the NC unemployment rates, since I mentioned them. N.C. county-by-county unemployment rates :: WRAL.com
I don't see alot people posting that the North is more clannish that the South. Terms like worse or better are subjective, but this poster is talking about societal clannishness and job opportunities, both of which are specific qualities about the area that everyone who has been here knows about.

To someone who is a local and part of the "clan" (not "Klan" as the other poster astutely observed) would think such an area is "better" while someone who was from elsewhere would feel alienated and discriminated against in such an environment.

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Fine if you go along to get along. The communities are inviting, but go against the grain and you can find yourself on the outside.
Not sure what the first sentence means, but the reader should take heed that the very fact that a person is from somewhere else is sufficient to land them on the outside.
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:19 PM
 
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All over these forums I see people trying to move to NC to achieve what little may be left of the American dream its very sad when I think about it. The NC I remember as a kid was poor, isolated, and the economy was primarily agricultural. Jobs with the state government were highly coveted and obtained only by "knowin' somebody". There was still a cultural dislike for outsiders, perhaps more intense then. Things changed over the years mostly for the better (except crime which skyrocketed) with the foresight to diversify their economy with finance, health care and technology. But now so many people have moved there without jobs that the unemployment rate in NC is right down there CA!!

I live in SoCal now and I come back time to time for business and family. Its nice for a short visit, but there's nothing like leaving dreary, cold NC in January and then 5 hours later landing at LAX and its 70 degrees and sunny with palm trees!!
Well...you make some good points, but the folks that live in Wilmington know that that area of the state is usually 10 degrees warmer in the winter, so the climate change is not as drastic. The difference between Asheville and Wilmington is drastic and the difference between Raleigh and Wilmington is noticeable. I would say just as California can not be painted with a broad brush, neither can North Carolina.
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