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Old 12-12-2006, 04:51 AM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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Just an observation from a Newbie, but appears that most of the NC topics are about Raleigh and all points west.
Any coastal folks like me out there??
(Is Wilmington considered coastal? )
Great site!!
Bill
(From "The Crystal Coast" of North Carolina!)

Last edited by Bill Hitchcock; 12-12-2006 at 04:52 AM.. Reason: spelling!
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Old 12-12-2006, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Yep, the majority of posts are concerning the Charlotte and Raleigh Metro areas, but both have their own sub-forums now.

Charlotte Metro Area

http://www.city-data.com/forum/charlotte/

Raleigh-Durham Metro Area

http://www.city-data.com/forum/raleigh-metro-area/

Other NC Areas


http://www.city-data.com/forum/north-carolina/
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Old 12-12-2006, 07:58 AM
 
Location: in a house
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Just an observation from a Newbie, but appears that most of the NC topics are about Raleigh and all points west.
Any coastal folks like me out there??
(Is Wilmington considered coastal? )
Great site!!
Bill
(From "The Crystal Coast" of North Carolina!)
Yes, honey, there are those of us who live at the coast vicariously, such as me. My youngest lives in Wilmington and is a UNC-W grad and employee (Go Seahawks!) and middle son lives / works at Hilton Head. DON'T TELL ANYONE!!!!!!
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Old 12-14-2006, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Snow Hill, NC
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The reason most people steer away from the coastal areas unless they were born here is because of the threat of the hurricanes. From 1996-1999, we were hit 6 times and twice by the same system in 1999 followed closely by Hurricane Floyd that nearly sank the entire eastern part of the state. That might be the trend towards points westward. But the last round of hurricanes that hit Florida took an extremely wide swipe at the state and hit areas in the mountains that probably haven't seen hurricane damage in decades. So no place is really safe from some type of natural disaster. But I will say the homeowners insurance on the coastal areas are probably more than further inland. Now I am referring to those all but on the water.
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Old 12-14-2006, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Wilson
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The reason most people steer away from the coastal areas unless they were born here is because of the threat of the hurricanes. From 1996-1999, we were hit 6 times and twice by the same system in 1999 followed closely by Hurricane Floyd that nearly sank the entire eastern part of the state. That might be the trend towards points westward. But the last round of hurricanes that hit Florida took an extremely wide swipe at the state and hit areas in the mountains that probably haven't seen hurricane damage in decades. So no place is really safe from some type of natural disaster. But I will say the homeowners insurance on the coastal areas are probably more than further inland. Now I am referring to those all but on the water.
I don't agree with that.

I think the reason nobody talks about the coast is there are no job opportunities there. People are relocating here for the high number of high paying jobs, and relative low costs of living (compared to where they are moving from) They want to move to a place where they can make money off of there houses.

Hurricanes have nothing to do with it, or they should not. They don't keep anyone out of Florida.
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Old 12-14-2006, 11:29 PM
 
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Just an observation from a Newbie, but appears that most of the NC topics are about Raleigh and all points west.
Any coastal folks like me out there??
(Is Wilmington considered coastal? )
Great site!!
Bill
(From "The Crystal Coast" of North Carolina!)
Anyone from Outer Banks? Kill Devil Hills?
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Old 12-15-2006, 04:51 AM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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If you examine the damage and the areas affected by NC hurricanes you may find that coastal residents often fare better than folks far inland.
Example: Anyone remember Charlotte during Huricane Hugo??
The coast of North Carolina is the number one vacation destination and the number one relocation destination in the state. Tourism is often times the number one industry for North Carolina.
But Beffrey2 is correct-the job opportunities-particularly the high tech opportunities are not along the NC coast.
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Old 12-15-2006, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Wilson
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If you examine the damage and the areas affected by NC hurricanes you may find that coastal residents often fare better than folks far inland.
Example: Anyone remember Charlotte during Huricane Hugo??
The coast of North Carolina is the number one vacation destination and the number one relocation destination in the state. Tourism is often times the number one industry for North Carolina.
But Beffrey2 is correct-the job opportunities-particularly the high tech opportunities are not along the NC coast.

Yeah, I lived down there in New Bern during all those Hurricanes (the 96 through 01 canes) we had zero damage through out any of them. The only damage we saw anywhere in New Bern was Pine tree damage. Morehead city had very little damage as well. Just some minor beach front damage. Inland areas just east of Raleigh get hit the worst because of flooding. And on top of that the wind is usually strong enough for some Pine tree damage as well.

Only of you are on the barrier islands, should you worry about powerful hurricanes. (Atlantic Beach to Emerald Isle, Surf City to Topsail, Outerbanks) And of of course the beaches east and southeast of Wilmington.
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