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Old 02-12-2015, 05:06 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Whole lot of nothing between Raleigh/Durham and Richmond, as well.
The whole lot of nothing to the north seems more likely to develop before the whole lot of nothing to the south in my opinion.
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Old 02-12-2015, 09:03 PM
 
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Getting back to the original topic, I feel like Charlotte is easily more similar to South Carolina. It's not too different from the Research Triangle, but it feels much more southern (NASCAR, Billy Graham/Bible Belt Buckle, etc.). I guess the Research Triangle isn't stereotypically southern or less than Charlotte (if it isn't), because it seems to be receiving the "anywhere USA" suburban reputation. They're both very "New South" in the same league as Atlanta and Nashville, but Charlotte still strikes me as being more southern. Charlotte is probably more similar to Atlanta and the SC Upstate, while the Research Triangle could go towards Richmond and Northern Virginia (but far more southern). I'm trying not to generalize, but coming from Raleigh, I've always seen Charlotte as more Bible Belt-ish and conservative (Jesse Helms was from Monroe, outside Charlotte). What do y'all think? Notice any differences between the two?
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Old 02-12-2015, 09:46 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Getting back to the original topic, I feel like Charlotte is easily more similar to South Carolina. It's not too different from the Research Triangle, but it feels much more southern (NASCAR, Billy Graham/Bible Belt Buckle, etc.). I guess the Research Triangle isn't stereotypically southern or less than Charlotte (if it isn't), because it seems to be receiving the "anywhere USA" suburban reputation. They're both very "New South" in the same league as Atlanta and Nashville, but Charlotte still strikes me as being more southern. Charlotte is probably more similar to Atlanta and the SC Upstate, while the Research Triangle could go towards Richmond and Northern Virginia (but far more southern). I'm trying not to generalize, but coming from Raleigh, I've always seen Charlotte as more Bible Belt-ish and conservative (Jesse Helms was from Monroe, outside Charlotte). What do y'all think? Notice any differences between the two?
Is your definition of Southern NASCAR & being conservatively religious?
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Old 02-12-2015, 09:58 PM
 
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Is your definition of Southern NASCAR & being conservatively religious?
No, but I feel like those are pretty darn southern!
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:55 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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No, but I feel like those are pretty darn southern!
Well. . .how do you feel about the location of Pocono & Dover? See what's between them. There are some very conservatively religious people in Philadelphia who just happen to be Catholic. There are also a lot of extremely conservative religious people in South Jersey who are Presbyterian, Methodist, & born again Christian. That's the MidAtlantic. . .
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Old 02-13-2015, 03:07 PM
 
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Well. . .how do you feel about the location of Pocono & Dover? See what's between them. There are some very conservatively religious people in Philadelphia who just happen to be Catholic. There are also a lot of extremely conservative religious people in South Jersey who are Presbyterian, Methodist, & born again Christian. That's the MidAtlantic. . .
I suppose so, but I've always seen Charlotte as the "Gateway to the Deep South" in some ways and you can see that a little IMO.

Raleigh/Durham is still quite southern, no doubt about it. However, I feel like it (along with the Triad) has far more in common with Virginia.
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Old 02-16-2015, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Southport
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Past: More like Virginia
Present: More like South Carolina
Future: More like Mississippi

Thanks GOP!
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Old 02-17-2015, 09:08 AM
 
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Areas more similar to Virginia: Research Triangle, Triad, Outer Banks

Areas more similar to South Carolina: Charlotte, Fayetteville, Wilmington, Sandhills region

Anyone agree or disagree?
I would have to disagree
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Old 02-19-2015, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Past: More like Virginia
Present: More like South Carolina
Future: More like Mississippi

Thanks GOP!
If anything, the state is getting more liberal due to all the transplanted Yankees. Even though NC may currently be controlled at the state level by the GOP, that's mostly due to conveniently gerrymandered districts.
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Old 02-19-2015, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Southport
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If anything, the state is getting more liberal due to all the transplanted Yankees. Even though NC may currently be controlled at the state level by the GOP, that's mostly due to conveniently gerrymandered districts.
Evidence to the contrary: NC has 2 Republican US Senators, a majority Republican Congressional delegation (10 to 3!) and a Republican governor. Also, the GOP took control of the General Assembly prior to the current redistricting.

NC is most assuredly not getting more liberal.
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