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Old 11-18-2014, 09:01 AM
 
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Richmond and Raleigh are very alike
Not sure I'd say "very" alike, but they obviously share some key characteristics.

I think the city most like Richmond in NC is Winston-Salem actually, just on a smaller scale.
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Old 11-18-2014, 09:05 AM
 
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Not sure I'd say "very" alike, but they obviously share some key characteristics.

I think the city most like Richmond in NC is Winston-Salem actually, just on a smaller scale.
You don't think Richmond is a little more progressive than that? Kind insulting but I thinks it's more of a mix between those two like I said earlier.
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Old 11-18-2014, 09:14 AM
 
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Richmond is kind of a mix between the Triangle and Triad if you're going to compare it to NC cities. Tobacco heritage and historic core like Winston-Salem or Durham, and a bit "New South" due to Virginia Biotechnology Research Park. Like I've said a number of times, Richmond has always felt similar to Raleigh IMO but it seems like some disagree. Both are still southern, of course.
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Old 11-18-2014, 10:03 AM
 
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I don't get why someone would say the 757 (Tidewater - Hampton Roads USA) is countrified and back o' wall compared to Richmond. It's the total opposite to me. I mean come on, really? It's the frontline of the u.s. navy, being the home of the largest naval base in the world, home of the steel workers and shipbuilding, the gateway to the Chesapeake Bay by way of the Atlantic Ocean, home of some of the best athletes in the usa and the birthplace of the 13 original colonies of America.

What's really country about that other than it is in southeastern virginia and many people, but not all, have a southern dialect?
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Old 11-18-2014, 11:24 AM
 
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I don't get why someone would say the 757 (Tidewater - Hampton Roads USA) is countrified and back o' wall compared to Richmond. It's the total opposite to me. I mean come on, really? It's the frontline of the u.s. navy, being the home of the largest naval base in the world, home of the steel workers and shipbuilding, the gateway to the Chesapeake Bay by way of the Atlantic Ocean, home of some of the best athletes in the usa and the birthplace of the 13 original colonies of America.

What's really country about that other than it is in southeastern virginia and many people, but not all, have a southern dialect?
Some people probably have the Confederate heritage in their minds. A TON of fighting occurred around the Hampton Roads region and Virginia in general. I can't visit or drive through Richmond without acknowledging the fact that it was the Capital of the Confederacy, for example. Plus, Virginia was the home of Robert E. Lee!
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Old 11-18-2014, 11:37 AM
 
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Richmond still.
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Old 11-18-2014, 11:39 AM
 
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Although the south is slightly changing, the south will not disappear. That's a stupid logic.
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Old 11-18-2014, 01:03 PM
 
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Although the south is slightly changing, the south will not disappear. That's a stupid logic.
Do you think states can lose their southern status?
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Old 11-18-2014, 01:11 PM
 
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Some people probably have the Confederate heritage in their minds. A TON of fighting occurred around the Hampton Roads region and Virginia in general. I can't visit or drive through Richmond without acknowledging the fact that it was the Capital of the Confederacy, for example. Plus, Virginia was the home of Robert E. Lee!

The revolutionary war was won in Hampton Roads as well. I mean there are rednecks in the 757 but come on, they don't represent the whole culture of the area either.
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:40 PM
 
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You don't think Richmond is a little more progressive than that? Kind insulting but I thinks it's more of a mix between those two like I said earlier.
Actually I think they are similarly progressive, controlling for size. But understand that I'm not saying they are clones of each other, only that Richmond shares more characteristics with Winston-Salem than with any other NC city.
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