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Old 01-15-2012, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Unemployment Rates

http://www.ncesc1.com/pmi/rates/Pres...untyRate_M.pdf

The next report will be issued on January 24th.
There is good material in this report. I was incorrect about Morganton, which is in an area with 11.7% un-employment. The best area in the state for jobs now is Orange County.
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:49 PM
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I've lived in the piedmont most of my life, I love it here, it's home to me. NC, like everywhere else has been hit hard by the bad economy and I'm not sure when things will get better. In general, the big cities in the piedmont would have more jobs. Cities such as: Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raliegh. As far as schools go, for the most part the county schools tend to be better than the city schools. There are also a lot of private and Christian schools around the piedmont. The scenery around here is some of the best in the world. We have rolling hills, small farms, hardwoods and pines, rivers, and lakes. There's not any huge mountains around here but we do have some foothills. Take a drive down HWY 109 through the Uwharrie Mountains, it's beautiful! Neighborhoods are for the most part peacful and safe, however, most cities have a "rough section of town".

PS- I realize that no matter what, northerners are gonna move down here. To tell you the truth I don't think it's a good thing because with outsiders moving in a lot of things change for the worst. That being said, when you come down to visit be sure to be repectful. Remember, when your in our state you're the one with the accent, not us. A lot of northerners that come here are very liberal, while that viewpoint is accepted a lot in the cities, it's sometime resented in the rural areas. The majority of people in NC are Fundamentalist, Protestant, Christians and if that's not your view you still need to respect it. Finally, you will most likely hear the word or even be called a "yankee" at some point while you're down here, don't take it too personally.

PSS- I didn't mean to say that you're gonna be disrespectful when you're in NC. It's just that a lot of outsiders that come here have no respect or regard for our traditions and culture. If you got any more questions for me just ask. Good luck!!
I just read and re read you post and to be honest with you and meaning no disrespect, I really don't think to many "yankees" would really want to live in your neighborhood.
You make it pretty clear that you don't care for "yankees" because for some reason you think they will change your way of thinking????

I know when I was a contractor living in NJ we never looked down on the many southerners who came up North looking for high paying construction jobs. We needed workers and we hired them because they offered skills we needed. We were not afraid they were going to change our way of life.

Most northerners "yankees" in your words, move to the South to get away from the cold weather, high taxes and the crowded conditions in the north. Not to start up a new church, steal your land or your wimmens.

Also not every northerner thinks of southerners as "rednecks" but I could be wrong on that one.

I mean no disrespect but you really are clueless about northerners.

BTW worse not worst
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Old 01-15-2012, 05:23 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I mean no disrespect but you really are clueless about northerners.
I don't feel disrespected or offended in the least little bit. I was speaking of the northerners I've come across in my life. Maybe you're right, there are probably a lot of good folks up north too. Just speaking from my experience.
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:16 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I just read and re read you post and to be honest with you and meaning no disrespect, I really don't think to many "yankees" would really want to live in your neighborhood.
You make it pretty clear that you don't care for "yankees" because for some reason you think they will change your way of thinking????
He mentioned the word "Yankees" exactly one time, in this sentence:
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Finally, you will most likely hear the word or even be called a "yankee" at some point while you're down here, don't take it too personally.
He never used it in calling anyone a "Yankee", which is not, in fact, necessarily derogatory. Many folks from South and North alike use it as a simple descriptor, though yes, it can be meant insultingly with a certain tone/context--but NativeNCBoy didn't use it in any context, simply mentioned that someone might hear the term and if so, not to take it too personally. How you interpret that as "[he] doesn't care for 'yankees' is your own projection. And I don't know where you get this part about "starting a church or stealing your wimmin" (though the crowded part actually is coming true, the more people, "Yankees" [note the quote marks ] and otherwise, moving here by the thousands faster than the infrastructure/roads/schools can catch up.)

"Yankee" is not the Northern equivalent of "Redneck" (there are Rednecks up North, too--it's more associated with rural areas than with latitude). Most (including transplants) use it simply because it's shorter and faster than to say "someone who moved here from up North", which is what is actually means, a neutral term unless there is a "pointed" tone and/or a specific reference to more "stereotypical Northern transplant" characteristics.
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:20 AM
 
Location: The Triad (nc)
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...than to say "someone who moved here from up North" which is what is actually means,
a neutral term unless there is a "pointed" tone and/or a specific reference to more
"stereotypical Northern transplant" characteristics.
Er... that would be "Damned Yankee".
Plain Yankee is the tourist or business traveler who leaves after a week's visit
and presumably leaves a few dollars behind too.

hth
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:26 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Ok you guys have drifted again from offering relocation advice, lets get back to topic stated in OP
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:57 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Sorry that I gave a little advise on him hearing that word. If ya'll didn't notice, most of my post was about what he asked. Besides it shouldn't matter, ya'll are not the ones that asked for help.

Thank you SunnyKayak!!
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:15 AM
 
Location: North Jersey
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Thanks for your responce.
I'm a packaging manager with a wealth of experience in the medical device field. In addition, I also have retail distribution experience, specifically leading a team with re-mapping of merchandise.

My wife is Polish; any specific areas where Polish folks live?
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:18 AM
 
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dallas

you might find some places where polish tend to settle, but down here we don't think that way. People are just people. Neighbors are just neighbors.

There may be meet up clubs or such, but it is a different mindset, not to say their aren't groupings - don't know- and if you find a particular church that is made up of a grouping you may find more likelyhood of a preponderance of polish, for example.

My first trip to Chicago totally amazed me and enlightened me to the little ethnic group separations. There was the polish section, the german section, italian, the etc part of town. I thought it was cool. And it was so different to me.

Just saying what may be important in other parts of the country, isn't so important here and your wife will find good neighbors wherever you live regardless of ethnicity. And if she finds polish american clubs, great. She might also enjoy the local garden club, etc...
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:15 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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My wife is Polish; any specific areas where Polish folks live?
My dad is Polish and I can tell you that there isn't anything even remotely close to a "Polish neighborhood" in the Triangle. For that matter, I'd be surprised if there was anything of the sort in the entire state. While European ethnicity expresses itself in stores, restaurants, festivals, etc., I don't think you'll find that it expresses itself so much in neighborhood communities.
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