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Old 04-14-2010, 03:50 PM
 
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I agree with most of what headdr has to say...although, living in Charlotte now, and having lived in Winston-Salem twice, I find Winston-Salem to be very liberal for it's population considering the size of the artistic community, the people who support the arts, and having the School of the Arts, Wake, WSSU, and Salem College in the city. I found after living the first time in Charlotte 10 years and moving to Winston-Salem that it was much easier for me to make friends in the gay community, even tho Charlotte has three times the population. There is plenty to do for one that has an open mind and inquiring eye.
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Old 04-17-2010, 01:41 PM
 
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That said our Dems are more like CA Reps.

I think you'll get a pleasant shock at the prices of things. People here generally aren't as crazy as just to the south. There's a huge difference between NC and the deep south.
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Old 04-17-2010, 02:08 PM
 
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thanks headdr ( I didn't realize there's a VA hospital in that area). It is not my choice to move to NC. Husband's dad is terminally ill and he wants to be closer. Husband actually grew up about a hour west of W-S, and went to Wake Forest. His family blames me for converting their son into a liberal.......they enjoy Rush what's his face.

The up side is we'll be able to buy a house and have money left over for retirement (and trips to Tahoe and Lake Almanor). I like to stay optimistic about the possibility of moving back to northern CA some day, but at the rate CA state government is circling the drain that optimism may be misplaced.

My friends tell me we're crazy but they've been telling me that for years.
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Old 04-17-2010, 02:23 PM
 
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Well, if you want liberal radio- 101.1 has Alan Combs at 10pm, and the morning show is moderate learning liberal (Brad and Britt)- just avoid 10-1 and 7-10.

Radio is pretty horrible in this area for me at least.
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Old 04-17-2010, 02:38 PM
 
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Radio? There must be national public radio, Charlotte or UNC station. There's always satellite and the internet.

That will be the least of our adjustments. Gotta run over to Trader Joes now. It's two blocks away.
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Old 04-18-2010, 10:45 AM
 
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NPR is 89.9 I think. Based out of Roanoke,VA.
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Old 04-18-2010, 10:52 AM
 
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I was born in Lexington (Barbecue Capital!) and I've lived here my entire life and I have one question- Who's Jimmy Johnson?
NASCAR Driver.
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Old 04-18-2010, 04:41 PM
 
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I grew up in San Luis Obispo, CA and spent lots of time in SF when my sisters lived there. Moved to DC and now live in NC. To a "Northerner" NC has "pockets" of great areas. It is also just on the border of the Bible Belt (not trying to offend anyone!!). Winston-Salem is a good pocket. It is also only 2 hours from Ashville, which is called "The San Francisco of the South." Both areas are "artsy" and diverse. You will be stunned at the lower housing prices, but you will feel a culture shock. You will find people of like mind though, by the things u enjoy doing or places u like to go.
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Old 04-18-2010, 04:50 PM
 
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I agree with sticking to the city. You will find more diversity.
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Old 04-18-2010, 05:20 PM
 
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NPR is 89.9 I think. Based out of Roanoke,VA.
Local NPR is at Wake Forest U and is 88.5 WFDD. Just saying....
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