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View Poll Results: Is North Carolina the greatest state in the Union?
Yes 13 12.26%
No 93 87.74%
Voters: 106. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-19-2007, 09:30 PM
 
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Do you feel North Carolina is the greatest (the best) state in the Union? If you believe it is, explain why? If not, do the same.
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:01 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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The best state in the U.S. As far as the Union, no, because it seceded from the Union. Can we please try and just say the U.S.? The Union makes it sound like 150 years ago.
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Not even close. NC seems like a pretty boring state, there aren't any major us cities nor are there many corporate headquaters. I mean it might be a nice state but it's definetly near the bottom on my least favorite states.
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:38 PM
 
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not at all. overrated, overhyped and oversprawled, yes. but there's no way north carolina compares to states like california, ohio, missouri, pennsylvania, georgia, new york, etc.
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:41 PM
 
Location: North Side of Chicago, Illinois
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gracious, no! ridiculous!
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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No. It's a pretty state (in parts), but certainly not the greatest. I'd rate it about middle of the road. OBX is nice, but I feel it's a bit overhyped.
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Old 06-20-2007, 02:47 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Not even close. NC seems like a pretty boring state, there aren't any major us cities nor are there many corporate headquaters. I mean it might be a nice state but it's definetly near the bottom on my least favorite states.
Charlotte is a major city that is still growing and metamorphising into a newer better city as you read this. Charlotte looks nothing like it did ten years ago and with all the current multiple construction projects currently going on it metro area and skyline will look nothing like it does today within another five years. BET even ranked it best place to raise a black family.

No major corporate headquarters? Are You Kidding

Here is list of Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Carolina

Bank of America Corp.
BB&T Corp.
Duke Energy
Family Dollar Stores
Goodrich
Jefferson-Pilot
Lowe's Companies
Nucor
Progress Energy
R.J. Reynolds
Sonic Automotive
VF Corporation
Wachovia Corp.
SPX Corp

ther companies headquartered in North Carolina within top fortune 500 and 1000
Pantry
Laboratory Corp. of America
Ruddick
Belk
Carlisle
Ingles Markets
Quintiles Transnational
Martin Marietta Materials
Piedmont Natural Gas
Dex Media
Sealy
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Old 06-20-2007, 03:11 AM
 
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I would say Yes, but the fact they continually vote Republican is a turn off for me, I was thinking of moving there, but the fact Bush won in 04 in such a landslide is a complete turn off
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Old 06-20-2007, 03:29 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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not at all. overrated, overhyped and oversprawled, yes. .
over hyped
time will only tell why people are choosing this state that has jobs, affordable housing and four season climate. A state that remains economically strong even after 3 vital industies are no longer an economy force (textile, tobacco, furniture).
Yes Ocracoke was given the best beach
Yes People will find the validity in this abc nightline report

YouTube - DFPR Clients on Nightline - Charlotte Real Estate


Hop off the interstate and ride US 64 it will take you thru 500 miles across the state beautiful undeveloped country side

Here some photos I took in may





I had the beach practically to myself




You can drive for over a hour and this is nothing you will see on both sides
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k10/stopbythursday/Outer%20Banks/DSCN1074.jpg (broken link)

If getting up early to watch a sunrise over the ocean is not your cup of tea you can always watch the sunset over the Pamilco Sound
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Old 06-20-2007, 04:49 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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even though NC is likely my new home in a couple of years, i'll always think VA is the best state.
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