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Old 12-12-2011, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Charlotte again!!
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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.
I dont think the op's comment was disrespectful at all. I am a native North. Carolinian as well. I actually think it was a keen observation. I really think it depends on how old you are and where you grew up at in North Carolina. If you are 35 or younger(I'm 31) and grew up in Charlotte or Raleigh in the 90's when the cities were rapidly growing and becoming more blended then you might consider yourself mid-atlantic as oppposed to someone who us 70 from Wilson,NC.
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:04 PM
 
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Raleigh feels mid-Atlantic, but not other part of the state does.
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:16 PM
 
Location: NC
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somebody hasn't visited the appalachian mountains of nc
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:04 PM
 
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But see that's the whole problem right there. If NC is the Mid Atlantic then go ahead and write GA off the list as well. You can add the Triangle and the Charlotte Metrolina all together and you will still be well short of the size of Atlanta. Just like Atlanta there is still plenty of south left in Raleigh and especially Charlotte. Not to mention when I think of Baltimore, DC, NOVA, or even Norfolk. Raleigh just doesn't fit into their catagory. Also how anyone can change geography because of a mass migration of people still stumps me. NC still sits calmy in between the southern states of TN, GA, SC and South VA. Not to mention if Raleigh-Durham, Charlotte, or Atlanta since the reason of justification is from the mass movement of people to a state, what exatly is a southern city?? Or can it even exist then? And I'm talking major southern city. Like 300,00 people southern city.
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:09 PM
 
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I think it's all perception and where you are from. I'm from rural NE NC (and lived in Va Beach for 15 years) and to me Raleigh feels (not is) like the deep south. My mother noticed the feel of the land and said it felt homey (or a derivative thereof) to her. This is in no way a negative connotation but just a difference I believe.
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Old 12-14-2011, 02:02 PM
 
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Sorry its taking me a long time for me to write back, first of all this is the first post i have every made. Sorry i didn't know that there where more post about nc being mid atlantic. Also i traveled to the mountains of nc to the boone area. I also went to greensboro on the way. Why i think nc is mid atlantic is because of the climate and the landscape of the area. Then the people of nc are smart and highly educated like the mid atlantic area. There are a lot of high tech jobs in the area too. I also went to georgia to northern atlanta area and the area was like gone with the wind to me. Sorry to make so many people mad calling north carolina mid atlantic it was a compliment.
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Old 12-14-2011, 07:11 PM
 
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Sorry its taking me a long time for me to write back, first of all this is the first post i have every made. Sorry i didn't know that there where more post about nc being mid atlantic. Also i traveled to the mountains of nc to the boone area. I also went to greensboro on the way. Why i think nc is mid atlantic is because of the climate and the landscape of the area. Then the people of nc are smart and highly educated like the mid atlantic area. There are a lot of high tech jobs in the area too. I also went to georgia to northern atlanta area and the area was like gone with the wind to me. Sorry to make so many people mad calling north carolina mid atlantic it was a compliment.

I see where you are coming from, and I apologize in advance for these extreme examples, but it's like telling an asian person " you are such a good driver", or a black person, "you are so well spoken". The compliment by it's very nature is insulting because you are insinuating stereotypes by saying the subject is above the said stereotypes typically associated with them.
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Sorry its taking me a long time for me to write back, first of all this is the first post i have every made. Sorry i didn't know that there where more post about nc being mid atlantic. Also i traveled to the mountains of nc to the boone area. I also went to greensboro on the way. Why i think nc is mid atlantic is because of the climate and the landscape of the area. Then the people of nc are smart and highly educated like the mid atlantic area. There are a lot of high tech jobs in the area too. I also went to georgia to northern atlanta area and the area was like gone with the wind to me. Sorry to make so many people mad calling north carolina mid atlantic it was a compliment.
How do you know the people of NC are smart and educated? Did you go door to door and ask people what kind of degrees they have?

And I'm sorry, but Atlanta in 2011 like Gone With The Wind? Lmao
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:58 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Sorry its taking me a long time for me to write back, first of all this is the first post i have every made. Sorry i didn't know that there where more post about nc being mid atlantic. Also i traveled to the mountains of nc to the boone area. I also went to greensboro on the way. Why i think nc is mid atlantic is because of the climate and the landscape of the area. Then the people of nc are smart and highly educated like the mid atlantic area. There are a lot of high tech jobs in the area too. I also went to georgia to northern atlanta area and the area was like gone with the wind to me. Sorry to make so many people mad calling north carolina mid atlantic it was a compliment.
Like macjr82 said, it's more like a slap in the face than a compliment.
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I see where you are coming from, and I apologize in advance for these extreme examples, but it's like telling an asian person " you are such a good driver", or a black person, "you are so well spoken". The compliment by it's very nature is insulting because you are insinuating stereotypes by saying the subject is above the said stereotypes typically associated with them.
And never mind that "Mid-Atlantic" (as opposed to Southern) is NOT necessarily a compliment to many in/from NC. When I think "Mid-Atlantic", I think of Newark, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. No thanks...
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