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Old 04-05-2008, 07:42 PM
Location: north carolina
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I understand this is not a chat room,I'M LOOKING FOR INFO OF ANY KIND
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Old 04-06-2008, 04:56 AM
Location: Asheville
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I've lived in Rocky Mount and Greenville and I've visited Wilson many times. I prefer Greenville; in fact, I love it there. It is a university town, lots of trees, older and newer homes, good hospital system, people-friendly downtown. Greenville is in the middle of a rural area of tobacco fields with a river running along the north side. It is very much oriented to the East Carolina campus, an excellent school, walking down the sidewalk past the grounds on Fifth Street is a pleasant experience. Lots of bicycling, easy to get around, small-town feel. Rocky Mount is a lot busier, spread out. Wilson is small and not as pretty as Greenville. You could visit all three places in one day, the drives are reasonable between the three cities. If you flew into Raleigh/Durham airport, you could make Wilson within a couple hours easy, and then the other two are not any farther than that. Also, you could read their newspapers online, to get a better idea of what's going on. But that's just my opinion. I really like Greenville, and in fact, it is one of my favorite towns in North Carolina. But everyone has their own style and needs. Coastal living is tops for me, just about anywhere on the ocean in NC and SC.
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Old 04-06-2008, 09:31 AM
Location: Maine
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I've been looking at jobs in the Greenville area too - found a website called indeed.com where you can list your criteria for jobs and it sends you emails when new jobs are listed by employeers. You can expand the search radius by how many miles you'd travel to work, etc. I found it when I was looking at Pitt Cty hospital job site. Info has been reliable so far and saves me alot of time trying to search myself.
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Old 05-19-2008, 06:34 AM
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Having been born & raised in eastern NC I know all of the areas you mentioned quite well. I think, hands down, Greenville is the better place for jobs. You have East Carolina University and Pitt County Memorial Hospital first of all...then there are many other businesses in the area...

Don't get me wrong, I love Wilson and Rocky Mount as well, but I wouldn't move there for job possibilities....

Another website to check out is eastcarolinahelpwanted.com that has jobs in the greenville, wilson, kinston, rocky mount, new bern areas....

Good LUck!
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Old 05-19-2008, 07:21 AM
Location: the luxury ghett-oh-noes
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I'm from Wilson and lived in Greenville for a number of years--I personally prefer my hometown. While I attended ECU for my bachelor's and master's degrees, the college town atmosphere of Greenville drove me crazy even while I was a student. While I like a community to support its schools, how the two were tied together was a bit overbearing for me.

But if you are looking for a small city with a more coastal feel, Greenville would probably be the more progressive of the bunch. Wilson, IMO, is beginning to identify more with the eastern suburbs of Raleigh and is growing fast toward the north and the west.
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