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Old 08-03-2012, 10:26 AM
 
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The train tracks that run right down the middle of Rocky Mount certaintly hinder its potential, by a ton.

If you build a small cafe there people dont want to hear trains rumbling down sitting outside. Plus its never made the downtown look good in the first place.

Wilson has a nice looking downtown because it doesnt have that.


If Rocky Mount were to be truly serious of building a legit downtown they would have to trip the tracks up and move them somewhere else.
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:27 AM
 
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Yeah it's absolutely ridiculous how far out people are willing to drive to work in Raleigh. Mebane is a bedroom community of RTP now too, wtf.

Wilson is too far away to being a true bedroom community of Raleigh.
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Gaston County
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Wilson is only about 40 miles from Raleigh. I've had two commutes in my life that were longer than that. You can get used to it.
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:14 AM
 
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Wilson is only about 40 miles from Raleigh. I've had two commutes in my life that were longer than that. You can get used to it.
Yeah compared to real metro areas it's about par for the course, but it's not as if they don't have the same exact cookie cutter housing for the same price closer to RTP. And Wilson County schools aren't exactly top tier. It just seems really quixotic.
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:13 AM
 
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The train tracks that run right down the middle of Rocky Mount certaintly hinder its potential, by a ton.

If you build a small cafe there people dont want to hear trains rumbling down sitting outside. Plus its never made the downtown look good in the first place.

Wilson has a nice looking downtown because it doesnt have that.


If Rocky Mount were to be truly serious of building a legit downtown they would have to trip the tracks up and move them somewhere else.
Goldsboro doesn't have tracks running down the middle of it...that was taken up years ago. If im correct and i may be wrong but i think the tracks were taken up by fellow Goldsboro citizens at night around 1930 or 1940..
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:07 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Although Rocky Mount is in a decline or at least was, it still feels much larger than cities such as Kinston in my opinion and actually feels more urban in some spots than Greenville (if you exclude ECU, which is the most urban area in East Carolina). I've always believed Rocky Mount-Wilson should have a close connection, and I believe that day will come soon with the RTP expanding.

I composed this list just now saying which city has the most potential or doing the best out of the cities we discussed:

1. Greenville
2. Wilson
3. Goldsboro
4. Rocky Mount
5. Kinston

Would you guys agree with that?
I would agree with that order. It will probably take decades for the RTP region to become large enough to affect growth in Rocky Mt and Wilson though.
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:22 PM
 
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Just thinking about how would a major theme park do in eastern north carolina, maybe on the I-95 corridor Wilson, Rocky Mount, Goldsboro, Smithfield, Selma, or Fayetteville give me some feedback.
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:12 PM
 
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Just thinking about how would a major theme park do in eastern north carolina, maybe on the I-95 corridor Wilson, Rocky Mount, Goldsboro, Smithfield, Selma, or Fayetteville give me some feedback.
Kings Dominon and Busch Gardens is 2-3hrs away. So, probably no.
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:26 PM
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Location: Upstairs closet
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Just thinking about how would a major theme park do in eastern north carolina, maybe on the I-95 corridor Wilson, Rocky Mount, Goldsboro, Smithfield, Selma, or Fayetteville give me some feedback.

Don't forget South of the Border...bigtime!
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Ahaha lost it at the Snoopy theme in the mall. That about sums it up; boring and lamezo.
lol
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