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Old 01-11-2008, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Cary and Wilmington, NC
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Old 01-11-2008, 07:14 PM
 
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I am absolutely at a loss to figure out why someone would hate where they live enough to try to keep more people away, yet still live here...why? I am concerned about anyone who spews hate, and then complains that this place is full of hate.
I love Wilmington and can't imagine why it bothers you so. The natural beauty is fabulous. Why on Earth would you stay and continue to be so hateful? Not surprising you have had a lot of bad experiences. You know what they say, when a person finds something wrong with everything around them, they might want to turn their gaze internally to figure out what is wrong. I hear Apex is nice and suggest you try it.
If what you intrepret what I post is hate so be it. I am only sharing my as well as many others experiences and giving people both sides of the story. Wilmington has problems...infrastructure is dreadful and falling further behind...area schools are a joke...arts and culture see the previous posts. Try to get anything repaired or built...get ready for a boatload of frustration. Once again...people seeking information on the area read this message board and should get both sides of the story. In my opinion the only people who are truely happy here are the ones who have lived here all their lives and don't know any better. BTW...I am looking forward to the day when I can get out. Talk about celebration. Until then and probably much longer...I will write the truth.

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Old 01-12-2008, 08:14 AM
 
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Hello, everybody! I live in NYC and have just started actually paying serious attention to these boards in anticipation of a future move to the Carolinas. Probably in two years. Wilmington is one of the cities I am considering because of its proximity to the beach/ocean. All of the comments are helpful and I thank everybody.

I am in the process of switching to a career in graphic design and wonder about the availability of jobs in my field. Also, I enjoy taking classes and visiting museums; would be interested in knowing about Wilmington's colleges and culture.

Thanks for any input.
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Old 01-12-2008, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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I am absolutely at a loss to figure out why someone would hate where they live enough to try to keep more people away, yet still live here...why? I am concerned about anyone who spews hate, and then complains that this place is full of hate.
I love Wilmington and can't imagine why it bothers you so. The natural beauty is fabulous. Why on Earth would you stay and continue to be so hateful? Not surprising you have had a lot of bad experiences. You know what they say, when a person finds something wrong with everything around them, they might want to turn their gaze internally to figure out what is wrong. I hear Apex is nice and suggest you try it.
Well said! You've got to blossom where you're planted, right?
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Old 01-12-2008, 05:38 PM
 
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RE: Terrible service.......
I read somewhere on this post about the very poor quality of service/repairs in the area.
My husband and I are in the process of purchasing a home in Sneads Ferry. For our home inspection we chose a Wilmington based inspector. I have to say that he has been absolutely wonderful so far. We are currently living overseas. The long distance and time difference usually add a degree of difficulty to any business transaction but this guy has gone way above and beyond the call of duty for us.
Maybe we're just lucky but it gives me hope that there IS quality service in the area.
Anyway, if you do relocate and need a builder/inspector call David Bollenbacher at Tidewater Building Corporation.
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Old 01-12-2008, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Northern CA in the woods
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Default How far out of Wilmington is comfortable for a newcomer with dogs?

I am also visiting Wilmington with the thought of relocating, Dogluvr. I have a lot of dogs, all rescues from my current location on a CA Indian Reservation and they are important to me.

So, about how far away from the city does one need to get to feel welcomed as an outsider and it's easy to live a quiet, rural life and get a job in a progressive elementary school that doesn't do drill and kill and workbook after workbook.

Dogluvr, is this is in appropriate to ask here, I'll make a new query, but you seem to have a lot of folks responding.
Thank you!
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Old 01-13-2008, 07:33 AM
 
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There are quality folks in Wilmington and congratulations to you on two fronts...being wise enough to get an inspector and getting a good one the first go around. However...there are also an inordinate amount of incompetent folks who are just looking to rip people off. I personally attribute it to the recent phase of rapid growth...we have seen it throughout mankind...whenever there is money to be made/had scammers come out of the woodwork. I hope as things continue to slow down the incompetent scammers will get shaken out of the tree. Anyway...congratulations once again.

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Old 01-14-2008, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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Its about a 5 hour drive to the mountains of western North Carolina and about 6 to the mountains of east Tennessee/north Georgia. The closest mountains there would be like the Boone area, or north of Mt. Airy into southwest Virginia. I live in northeast TN and we are 6 hours from Wilmington. I have some photos I will post later.

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Hi everyone,
*How far are the closest mountains from Wilmington?
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Old 01-14-2008, 04:21 PM
 
Location: yep i made it to wilmington!
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Its about a 5 hour drive to the mountains of western North Carolina and about 6 to the mountains of east Tennessee/north Georgia. The closest mountains there would be like the Boone area, or north of Mt. Airy into southwest Virginia. I live in northeast TN and we are 6 hours from Wilmington. I have some photos I will post later.
Thank you so much. We haven't had a real vacation in years, so we're planning on taking a drive to the mountains after getting settled.

I still would love to know if there are any towns closer that have foothills even. It would be great to drive a couple of hours and see some greenery just for the day.

*To 4paws I don't know if there is a posting etiquette, but you are welcome to ask questions on this post. I am very grateful for the wonderful and honest responses thus far. I even booked a great hotel for our visit due to a recommendation from a poster on this thread.
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Old 01-19-2008, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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you can drive a couple of hours to greensboro to see the foothills. it's about a 3.5 hour trek.
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