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Old 11-21-2011, 04:17 PM
 
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Geographically, culturally, politically....WHATEVER. It's ALL Southern! All of it! From the highest mountain peaks in the northwest of the state, to the marshy swamplands in the east with moss-draped oaks and little gimpy Palmetto trees! It's a southern state. Period.
Correct! I don't know what people expect to see. There is not one thing in the south you can think of that NC does not have. There are small & midsize cities everywhere in NC that retain that old south look & feel. Western NC is southern appalachian. Rural Piedmont NC is just like anything in the Northern parts of GA, AL, and MS. There is not one MAJOR city in NC that feels like MD PA NY DC DE or really even VA besides Richmond. Charlotte Raleigh Triad Durham are all southern cities and if there not southern cities then go ahead and write GA off the list as well. No not deep south GA! Same way I feel about NC. Lets be honest this has nothing to do with the history or geographical code of NC.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Fuquay Varina, NC
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Correct! I don't know what people expect to see. There is not one thing in the south you can think of that NC does not have. There are small & midsize cities everywhere in NC that retain that old south look & feel. Western NC is southern appalachian. Rural Piedmont NC is just like anything in the Northern parts of GA, AL, and MS. There is not one MAJOR city in NC that feels like MD PA NY DC DE or really even VA besides Richmond. Charlotte Raleigh Triad Durham are all southern cities and if there not southern cities then go ahead and write GA off the list as well. No not deep south GA! Same way I feel about NC. Lets be honest this has nothing to do with the history or geographical code of NC.
I disagree. Im originally from South Jersey. I live next to downtown Raleigh now and I can say this. Downtown Raleigh looks like a mini version of Philly. Head out to South Street in Philly one day and you'll see exactly what I mean. And just the same way they have people on the streets there in Raleigh, they got them in Philly to. Its like that all over in certain places.

Now me being from South Jersey, believe it or not, there was a town next to me that was all country. There were people I knew that lived there that had southern accents and lived that style and are originally from NJ. You might be amazed when you travel to different areas and see what its like. I belive there family moved up from the south, live there and raised there children in NJ and within that area, I would think they were from the deep sound the way some of the speak. But when it all comes down to it, it doesnt matter where your from. I hated NC for the first year I was here. Just because it seemend different. Then After that time period, I realized how much I love it now because Im away from the drama I had back home in NJ. And its actually A LOT bigger here then it was up there.

Matter fact, I met more people from NY here, then I did when I lived in NJ lol
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I disagree. Im originally from South Jersey. I live next to downtown Raleigh now and I can say this. Downtown Raleigh looks like a mini version of Philly. Head out to South Street in Philly one day and you'll see exactly what I mean. And just the same way they have people on the streets there in Raleigh, they got them in Philly to. Its like that all over in certain places.

Now me being from South Jersey, believe it or not, there was a town next to me that was all country. There were people I knew that lived there that had southern accents and lived that style and are originally from NJ. You might be amazed when you travel to different areas and see what its like. I belive there family moved up from the south, live there and raised there children in NJ and within that area, I would think they were from the deep sound the way some of the speak. But when it all comes down to it, it doesnt matter where your from. I hated NC for the first year I was here. Just because it seemend different. Then After that time period, I realized how much I love it now because Im away from the drama I had back home in NJ. And its actually A LOT bigger here then it was up there.

Matter fact, I met more people from NY here, then I did when I lived in NJ lol
This thread is about the whole STATE of North Carolina, not a small area of Raleigh. How many of NC's 100 counties have you actually been to?
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:40 PM
 
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I live next to downtown Raleigh now and I can say this. Downtown Raleigh looks like a mini version of Philly. Head out to South Street in Philly one day and you'll see exactly what I mean. And just the same way they have people on the streets there in Raleigh, they got them in Philly to. Its like that all over in certain places.
I needed that chuckle today.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:13 PM
 
Location: In the stix
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North Carolina - The Old North State


yeah i know.. i really do.
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:55 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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This thread is about the whole STATE of North Carolina, not a small area of Raleigh. How many of NC's 100 counties have you actually been to?
I've been to a bunch of them and I can tell you this. I could take you out of any county in North Carolina and drop you into a county in Maryland and you'd never know you left North Carolina. Maryland's Eastern Shore is just like Eastern Carolina. The mannerisms, the feel and the look. Then you have the urbanized central part of Carolina, Charlotte and Raleigh, just like Baltimore and Washington. Then you move into the mountainous areas of both states. They are one in the same.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:48 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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I've been to a bunch of them and I can tell you this. I could take you out of any county in North Carolina and drop you into a county in Maryland and you'd never know you left North Carolina. Maryland's Eastern Shore is just like Eastern Carolina. The mannerisms, the feel and the look. Then you have the urbanized central part of Carolina, Charlotte and Raleigh, just like Baltimore and Washington. Then you move into the mountainous areas of both states. They are one in the same.
I've been taken to task on many threads for saying what you're saying. Unfortunately, posters can not resist comparing Bugtussle, NC to Philly, Baltimore, & DC. If you compare cities to cities & Bugtussle to places like Finksburg, in Maryland, or Elmer, in South Jersey (The key is South Jersey, not the whole state.) the similarities are obvious.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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I've been to a bunch of them and I can tell you this. I could take you out of any county in North Carolina and drop you into a county in Maryland and you'd never know you left North Carolina. Maryland's Eastern Shore is just like Eastern Carolina. The mannerisms, the feel and the look. Then you have the urbanized central part of Carolina, Charlotte and Raleigh, just like Baltimore and Washington. Then you move into the mountainous areas of both states. They are one in the same.
Did you really just compare Charlotte and Raleigh to Baltimore and DC... You got to be kidding me. Charlotte and Raleigh are sprawled, Baltimore and DC are tightly together. Baltimore for instance has 7,641.5 people per sq mile vs Charlotte's 2,457.1 people per sq mile. Mass transit is used in DC and Baltimore, not used here; the Triangle and Triad doesn't even have any. People are mostly friendly here in NC, not at all up there. Fast pace vs slow pace. Green space vs concrete jungle. Food in NC is southern in take i.e. BBQ, Sweet Tea, Fried Chicken, etc vs Food in Maryland seafood focus i.e. crab, etc. Heck compare the low income areas and you will continue to see the differences. Personally, I can't think of one thing they have in common.

To the other two comparisons...
The beaches. Ocean City, Maryland is fast pace with a carnival on their boardwalk, everything very walkable. The beach itself is an afterthought. Go to the Outerbanks and it is quiet, relaxed very beach focus. To go places i.e. food requires a car (to the most extent). Two completely different beaches.

Mountains. Show me a town in Maryland that really matches Asheville's charm.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:55 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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I've been taken to task on many threads for saying what you're saying. Unfortunately, posters can not resist comparing Bugtussle, NC to Philly, Baltimore, & DC. If you compare cities to cities & Bugtussle to places like Finksburg, in Maryland, or Elmer, in South Jersey (The key is South Jersey, not the whole state.) the similarities are obvious.


Anybody who has ever visited South Jersey and North Carolina will tell you they are a lot more similar than they are different.
Especially here,
Pine Barrens (New Jersey) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

NJ even has it's own "special" people called Pineys
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:21 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Anybody who has ever visited South Jersey and North Carolina will tell you they are a lot more similar than they are different.
Especially here,
Pine Barrens (New Jersey) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

NJ even has it's own "special" people called Pineys
TY

How could I forget. . .Chatsworth, in the Pine Barrens is the ultimate MidAtlantic example. The Piney Power website had a great article, focused on the general store, but since the general store is now up for sale, they are now featuring that & I can't post that. So. . . Best Adventure Towns: Chatsworth, New Jersey - National Geographic Adventure Magazine & Elmer, New Jersey - Home Page & the bustling Woodstown, Welcome to Woodstown, NJ
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