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Old 07-22-2008, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Wow! This has evidently created quite a "Hub-bub"!! The CQ press site is down!!
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Old 07-23-2008, 03:08 PM
 
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Good point jmarquise.......however,just because you feel fine walking around the roughest neighborhoods doesn't mean everyone else does or would.I personally don't feel it's worth it,but like we've said before......to each his own.If you're willing to take that risk,more power to you-everyone doesn't feel that way and that's their choice. Bravery is one thing....stupidity is another.
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Old 07-23-2008, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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and we both know I am not stupid. I feel perfectly fine walking on my street, but I wouldn't make the decision to walk where I know there are crime pockets. it just depends on what fits the needs of the individual. a lot of people are willing to take the risk of living downtown to be closer to work and not commute. we all know the dangers of driving in new hanover county!

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Good point jmarquise.......however,just because you feel fine walking around the roughest neighborhoods doesn't mean everyone else does or would.I personally don't feel it's worth it,but like we've said before......to each his own.If you're willing to take that risk,more power to you-everyone doesn't feel that way and that's their choice. Bravery is one thing....stupidity is another.
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:44 PM
 
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I wasn't implying that you are stupid.I can tell from your posts that you are VERY intelligent. I would feel more stupid and afraid though than brave and comfortable walking in a questionable area. People new to the area don't know where the crime pockets are so they would be taking a huge risk. Yes,driving around here is horrendous and I don't blame you for wanting to be closer to your job and not commute......especially with the high gas prices now as well.
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Cary and Wilmington, NC
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I think that's pretty funny. I really don't feel like this is a dangerous place to live. I know we do have a higher crime rate but "dangerous"? Interesting
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:48 AM
 
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Funny? I have a great sense of humor,but I see no humor in this huge problem.
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Old 07-24-2008, 07:52 AM
 
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I think that's pretty funny. I really don't feel like this is a dangerous place to live. I know we do have a higher crime rate but "dangerous"? Interesting
I agree 100% Oyster, sometimes the over-the-top dramatics on this board are enough to make you shake your head and laugh. Do I like that Wilmington is ranked in the top 100 along with the other NC cities? No. Do I keep it in perspective and realize that the majority of areas in Wilmington are quite safe? Yes.
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:32 AM
 
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I agree 100% Oyster, sometimes the over-the-top dramatics on this board are enough to make you shake your head and laugh. Do I like that Wilmington is ranked in the top 100 along with the other NC cities? No. Do I keep it in perspective and realize that the majority of areas in Wilmington are quite safe? Yes.
While I do agree that sometimes there is some drama on the forums, I think the real issue a lot of people have is that while the majority of areas in Wilmington ARE quite safe, there are a LOT more bad areas now than than there used to be. I moved to Wilmington back in '83, and there were maybe 2 bad areas in town then. Fast-forward to now, and granted, Wilmington has grown, but the bad, run down areas seem to have grown faster.
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Old 07-24-2008, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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the downtown "revitalization" isn't quite going as planned. too many speculators out there hurt the local real estate market, so now there are large condo complexes in bad areas that are not selling. they need to attract more businesses to the bad areas before they build these upscale condos. very very poor city planning.

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While I do agree that sometimes there is some drama on the forums, I think the real issue a lot of people have is that while the majority of areas in Wilmington ARE quite safe, there are a LOT more bad areas now than than there used to be. I moved to Wilmington back in '83, and there were maybe 2 bad areas in town then. Fast-forward to now, and granted, Wilmington has grown, but the bad, run down areas seem to have grown faster.
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Old 07-24-2008, 02:18 PM
 
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Hmmmm, I wonder what all of these cities have in common? :O
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