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Old 01-27-2011, 11:35 AM
 
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Does anyone Know if there are Degraffenrieds in the area?
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:47 AM
 
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New Bern is one of the better areas of Eastern Carolina
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:29 PM
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Does anyone Know if there are Degraffenrieds in the area?
Search the Sun Journal. There was some issue with the 300th anniversary (Thank Jesus that is over) where one branch of the family was slighted or something. I did not read closely, not sure of the name, but it seems that someone felt dissed in regard to Degraffenried heritage. Sorry I do not remember more.

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Old 11-05-2011, 09:57 PM
 
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Default Safest States ??

No, they're the safest because they don't take any crap from these popcorn thugs. I'll bet it's pretty chilly in N.C. right about now, huh?
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Old 12-10-2011, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Berkeley County
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LLN,
Did 'ya ever offer the bum a ham sandwich? I know, I know, could end up like a stray cat you feed once and they never leave... But, in my experience, offer them a sandwich, preach a little.... he won't be back.

Well, I am making the plunge into New Bern. I got the job transfer and am now looking for a house suitable for a growing family. Since I will be coming down ahead of them.... I may look up the bum and share a tall boy with him. I am sure he can tell me all about which area is good or bad.

Dad
That approach always works! Preach, hand them a Bible and bug them to visit your church...soon enough they find another place to relax.
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Old 01-15-2015, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Northern Central Mass.
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Question New Bern living?

Hey I am also researching New Bern- I see these posts are from 2011, how have things changed?? the info on the town looks great and the video makes it seem like a paradise, but i know its not showing the real day to day nitty gritty. The video for one thing shows predominantly white people when the statistics show its a pretty good mix- which is good for a biracial family.. But my bf is originally from NYC and he does NOT want to be reminded of it when we relocate. We are in MA right now..
The crime statistics are showing the crime rates in New Bern are twice the national average. Now while Ive lived in the Cape for several years, I know theres plenty of crime down there as well- I just dont want to have to look over my shoulder once the sun goes down.. Or worry about break ins.. I like the places where u dont have to lock ur doors. But I know it may be a stretch. Am I missing a nice place by the ocean that anyone can suggest? With a good high school?
Ive seen the posts with some suggestions but I want to ask again to be sure..

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Old 01-15-2015, 05:09 PM
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The VAST majority of crime is restricted to several areas. I doubt you would go there. The first few years we were here, we had 9 murders within 1000 yards or our home, but all were across main road, rr tracks, etc. Small town has good areas and bad areas near each other.

I would be much more worried about the inept police force, the farcical government and the beyond terrible roads. Both gas (automobile) and electricity are very high priced, too.

On reflection crime is way behind the other issues mentioned in things I worry about.

Good Luck
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Old 06-14-2015, 10:24 AM
 
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D. and I just returned from a week of investigating New Bern and area. We drove through the good, bad and ..etc. and we were neither shocked or frightened by the economic disparity that seems evident as in most American cities. The projects north of Queen Street are in need of rehab. Just providing low-cost housing without some form of monitoring and ongoing reevaluation is a recipe for creating a problem (desperation, drugs and high crime) in many Cities, not just New Bern. All-In-all, New Bern folks seem to all get alone fine.We found other areas of the city very charming. We looked at a few possible rentals and were impressed by the quality and value of some older properties. The Country Biscuit was our favorite breakfast spot. Everyone chats with everyone from table to table. It was fun and the food is great. Persimmons had good food at higher prices but one is paying for the ambiance (view). MJ's Raw Bar had great soft shell crabs. Gary's Downeast deserves its acclaim for beast lump crab. Sting Ray's fresh fish is a bargain. We loved the Farmer's market. I wish we could have stayed longer but we ran out of time and
money. High crime? It wasn't evident to us during such a short stay. It certainly is safer than many areas of Long Island New York. In today's world good judgement and common sense are the best way to avoid becoming a victim.
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Old 06-14-2015, 10:30 AM
 
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