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Old 08-25-2006, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Eastern Long Island
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I've been trying to find a decent, small town with a good school system for my 4 children. For some reason. I seem to be drawn to the areas outside Hickory. Does anyone have any input on Connelly Springs?
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Old 08-25-2006, 08:47 PM
 
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Why not Hickory? Many surrounding areas have hidden costs that you learn of after you move in. i.e., one town buys electric from Duke and then resells it to the residents for twice the rate. Another town has super high water bills. I suggest you look at all costs before making a decision. I think you find the Hickory is one of least expensive places to live all things considered.
Don
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Old 08-25-2006, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Eastern Long Island
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I didn't mean to imply that I didn't like Hickory( I haven't even been there). I was only thinking about a rural setting. I guess the outskirts of Hickory can be pretty rural and I should check it out. Thanks very much for the insights on other small town "hidden costs" -much appreciated-
Kev
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Old 05-16-2007, 11:49 AM
 
Location: NJ - Arghhhhh!
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Default Lake HIckory or Lake Rhodhiss?

I am relocating & want to check out the lake areas of Hickory & Rhodhiss. Can anyone tell me pluses or minuses of both areas? I have a daughter going into High School so good schools are VERY important. At the very least we want lake view and my husband is an advid fisherman. Any help is appreciated Thank you.
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Old 05-16-2007, 02:19 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I'm very familiar with the Connelly Springs area and I would highly suggest you look a few miles west at Rutherford College or Valdese. Valdese has a quaint downtown area with a "Mayberry" atmosphere and good schools. You can easily commute to Hickory or Morganton.
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:15 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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Demonstrators will rally for Connelly Springs man

I saw something about this situation on our local news station tonight. Why is the government in Connelly Springs, North Carolina acting like the government in NY or MA. Has love thy neighbor gone by the wayside in Western North Carolina since my childhood. Would your town look better if this man was living in a tent or walking along the road with all his possessions in a shopping cart. How can you be so heartless!

Now the real question is, "Why is this man's property so important that someone would go to such lengths to acquire it." The man is disabled. If you want his property cleaned up, organize a clean up charity group and help him out. This situation really makes your town look bad.

Those are my thoughts on Connelly Springs. Who would ever want to live in a town that treats its disabled elderly like that.
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