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View Poll Results: How would you describe the VA/NC relationship?
Peas and carrots 6 35.29%
White on rice 2 11.76%
Cornbread and pot liquor 9 52.94%
Voters: 17. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-20-2014, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Are there any two states that can be more similar to each other (other than Maryland and New York with their vast wealth and upscale lifestyles for educated professionals)? How would you describe the relationship of these two states?

Peas and carrots?

White on rice?

Cornbread and pot liquor?
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Old 08-20-2014, 05:25 PM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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Mashed potatoes (North Carolina) and gravy (Virginia).
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Old 08-20-2014, 07:39 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Mashed potatoes (North Carolina) and gravy (Virginia).
...probably more like biscuits and gravy.
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Old 08-20-2014, 07:49 PM
 
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Besides the state line areas i don't see them being all that close, and what is pot liquor??lol
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Old 08-21-2014, 08:31 AM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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There's alot of overlap with these states as to culture, climate, scenery, etc. N.C. is a little more southern while Virginia has the DC suburbs which are part of the northeast urban corridor. That's what I mean by Virginia being the gravy on the mashed potatoes (or biscuits). A northeastern urban area sitting atop a large southern, mostly rural area. N.C. and Va. together have just about every type of culure, climate, and topography anyone could want. From mountains to the outer banks, cities to farmland, something for everyone.
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Old 08-21-2014, 09:40 AM
 
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They are quite similar in many respects, but I think NC has more ties to SC than VA.
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Old 08-21-2014, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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They so tight that you get their styles tangled

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Old 09-07-2014, 06:25 PM
 
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I'd say they're quite similar, but Mutiny is right. There is more interaction between NC and SC than NC and VA. Charlotte, the largest city in the Carolina's, sits right on the border between NC and SC. SC cities like Fort Mill and Rock Hill are included in the Charlotte metro, and many South Carolinian's work in Charlotte. Also, SC is quite a popular tourist destination for North Carolinian's. You always hear about people going down to Myrtle Beach or Charleston in NC, it's not as common for people to go up into VA with the exception of traveling to Kings Dominion, Busch Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg, or Jamestown. But in the long run, I definitely think NC has more in common with VA. Both the Triangle and Triad are located roughly an hour south of the VA border, the SC border is much further from these metros. In both of these metros, you see A TON of VA license plates. I don't visit VA too often, but this might be the same story in Richmond or the Hampton Roads regions with NC license plates. The majority of NC's population lives relatively close to VA. NC and VA are the only states in the south without SEC teams, the ACC is BIG TIME in both of these states. The UNC/UVA football rivalry is known as the "Oldest Rivalry in the South" and both universities have similar histories. Tobacco was huge in both states, look at Durham and Winston-Salem in NC along with Richmond and Lynchburg in VA. Both states have always been seen as the more progressive/moderate southern states. Both states have three major metros, NOVA, Hampton Roads, and Richmond in VA and Charlotte, the Triangle, and Triad in NC. Raleigh and Richmond are about the same distance away from the NC/VA border, if not Raleigh being a bit closer. Not to mention both are Fall Line Capitals. You could definitely draw more similarities between the major metros of both states, I've traveled around the Richmond metro and some areas are practically identical to the Triangle in NC. So yeah, I could go on and on. Some might say NC is more similar to SC, or VA is more similar to MD, but I think NC and VA are definitely peas and carrots.

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Old 09-07-2014, 07:20 PM
 
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Are there any two states that can be more similar to each other (other than Maryland and New York with their vast wealth and upscale lifestyles for educated professionals)? How would you describe the relationship of these two states?

Peas and carrots?

White on rice?

Cornbread and pot liquor?
NY doesn't have vast wealth, at least not outside the NY metro region. NYS is quite different from MD, I think. A better example would probably be NJ and MD, or metro NYC NY and MD.
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Old 09-07-2014, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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I had to read the title twice
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