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Old 12-09-2011, 05:16 PM
 
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^ rnc, our responses are because this very topic was debated way more than it should have been a few months back. Someone (don't remember the poster's name) insisted that NC wasn't in the South, and despite much clear evidence to the contrary he/she could not admit that NC is really a southern state. We all thought it was crazy then, so to see the very same topic as someone's first post...well, it just seems odd, that's all.
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Old 12-09-2011, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Is Georgia mid-atlantic also? Because when I went to Atlanta...
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I don't think this observation is that far off the mark. Let's face it, the Triangle is pretty similar to NOVA in a variety of ways. Like the relationship between NC and the Triangle, most of Virginia has its dissimilarities with NOVA. Both areas have grown wildly with transplants that come for technology, government and education jobs. The culture in the two places is more "American homongenized" compared to other areas of their respective states and the South in general. I read the post as an observation from a fresh set of eyes. I don't see it as an insult to the area, the South or any one particular group.
The fact that someone would "proclaim" something about an entire state based on a short period of time in one area, in their FIRST post, smells trollish to many of us, especially considering the previous threads on this "topic". If someone just wanted to make an observation, they would word it differently or as a question, not a "proclamation".

Those eying the OP with suspicion about his motives are not saying it's an insult, but a possible troll of many-changing-usernames.
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Old 12-10-2011, 06:35 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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this is just plain dumb!!!
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:45 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Just got back from the southern us and stoped in north carolina for two weeks and to me north carolina is more mid atlantic. I went to areas around the triangle. Accent is not as southern as south carolina or south of south carolina. High educated people and healthy places to eat. To me north carolina is like northern va.
You have got to be kidding. You went to one little area in a very large state & came up with this.

Granted, there are areas in the MidAtlantic that have a marked resemblance to NC, but to make a pronouncement for the entire state based on one little area is making a pretty big leap. If you'd been in multiple places & said it was both, I'd defend your right to have that impression, but in my opinion, you don't have a defensible arguement.
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:32 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Wow...such visceral response to this person's post.

...I don't see it as an insult to the area, the South or any one particular group.
Except that the OP stated
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To me north carolina is like northern va.
which natives and long-time residents know isn't true.

The OP is either trolling or needs to learn specificity about posting.
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:09 PM
 
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Wow...such visceral response to this person's post.

I don't think this observation is that far off the mark. Let's face it, the Triangle is pretty similar to NOVA in a variety of ways. Like the relationship between NC and the Triangle, most of Virginia has its dissimilarities with NOVA. Both areas have grown wildly with transplants that come for technology, government and education jobs. The culture in the two places is more "American homongenized" compared to other areas of their respective states and the South in general. I read the post as an observation from a fresh set of eyes. I don't see it as an insult to the area, the South or any one particular group.

I don't think the response is too this post as much as this being the latest in series of threads about NC's proper place:

North Carolina: More like South Carolina or Virginia?

is north carolina the most liberal state in the south

Is North Carolina mid-atlantic or southeast

Regarding NC's "Southerness"

Do you consider North Carolina to be a Southeastern State geographically?

Does it bother you natives in North Carolina...

Is North Carolina still a "Southern" state?

NC Mid-Atlantic?Deep South?Southeast??!!

Dose North Carolina have more of a southern feel or a northern feel
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I don't think the response is too this post as much as this being the latest in series of threads about NC's proper place:
Except that this time, the poster (who apparently created the account just to make this post) is not ASKING about the demography, but stating it "authoritatively". There is no question mark in his(?) title. For someone who spent a whole two weeks here, in just one part of the state, there's good reason to suspect the purpose for posting was not to discuss NC's similarities with other areas but to incite a flame war. Otherwise, why wouldn't he just ask "What is NC considered?" or better yet, just read one of the MANY other threads you cite.
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:21 AM
 
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A drive-by poster that visits one place in NC and makes assumptions, and hasn't even logged back onto C-D since his drive by.
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:15 AM
 
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I've previously stated I'm guilty of starting one myself but only because if you are a native N Carolinian not only is this disrespectful but it's just not logical in any sense & the posters know it. I don't understand this Raleigh & NOVA comparison. The very fact that people are trying to compare 4 cities Raleigh-Durham/Cary & Chapel Hill to a whole other REGION of another state is very strange. Especially considering that NOVA is pretty much metro DC & South VA which is unmistakably the south is NC's major partner not NOVA. I live right under VA. I'm 20 minutes from Danville. People there don't even make mention of NOVA. Even the local television channel you dont see no NOVA advertisements or anything. VA is night and day, it's South VA(southern) & NOVA(mostly Mid Atlantic). NC it's WNC( Southern Appalachain) PNC(Southern City) ENC(Southern) All regions in NC are without a doubt southern. Making the comparison of Raleigh to NOVA is more than just bringing up bio tech & College Towns.
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