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View Poll Results: Which bordering state works more with NC?
South Carolina 30 61.22%
Tennessee 3 6.12%
Georgia 3 6.12%
Virginia 13 26.53%
Voters: 49. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-16-2012, 04:45 AM
 
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To be honest, it really depends on what part of NC you live in.
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:19 AM
 
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To be honest, it really depends on what part of NC you live in.
You have some of South Carolinas Largest counties by population living on the border counties too versus any of the other states . Greenville, Spartanburg, and York Counties, probably including horry (myrtle beach) have well over a million people right across the border. Plus the Carolina Panthers play in NC buy practice in SC
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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But my point was that the OBX does not have enough people. Yes, many of the folks who live there are from Va and they share TV stations, etc, etc, etc with Va, but there's a limited number of them, compared to the major metro area that is Charlotte Metrolina! Way, way more people crossing the NC/SC border for work and everything else down there than there are in the OBX. Anywhere along the border you will find people popping over from one side to the other, but overall, culturally I think NC and SC share more.

For reference:
"The Charlotte-Gastonia-Salisbury Combined Statistical Area (CSA)[4] is a regional population area including parts of North Carolina and South Carolina with a 2012 population of 2,574,787"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlot...ropolitan_area

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"Officially, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA has a population of about 1.7 million, the 36th-largest metropolitan area in the United States."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgini...A–NC_MSA

So almost a million more people in the Charlotte area. The NC portion of the Hampton Roads (Va Beach, Newport News, OBX) area officially only includes Currituck county with a population of about 20,000, but if you include all the outer banks the population is still only about 60,000 vs the SC portion of the Charlotte Metrolina area which is about 230,000 for York County (Rock Hill) alone. Including the other SC counties in the CSA it's more like 400,000.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlot...ropolitan_area
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curritu...North_Carolina
http://www.outerbankschamber.com/mai...uter-banks-nc/

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Old 08-16-2012, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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I agree that the Myrtle Beach/Horry County area and Brunswick County/New Hanover County areas are both pretty heavily populated on both sides of the border and should be included in the discussion.

The Wilmington metro area (including Pender, New Hanover, and Brunswick counties) has a pop of 362,315.
Wilmington, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Myrtle Beach metro area (Horry and Georgetown counties) has a similar pop of 329,449 . Myrtle Beach metropolitan area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Horry County, SC and Brunswick Co, NC border each other and share TV stations, newspapers, tourism, etc.
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:16 AM
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North Carolina is a valley of humility between two mountains of conceit. Many of our ancestors moved on to Tennessee making North Carolina more like that state. A North Carolina natives prospective.

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Old 08-16-2012, 08:51 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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For about 40 years, I always thought we had closer ties to Virginia. I have changed my opinion. Now, I think we have closer ties to SC.

Of course, if you are in NW NC, you may have closer ties to E. TN and SW VA. Same for folks in the Asheville area - GA/SC. And there is a strong tie in coastal NC to both VA and SC.

It's a long state w/ a lot of shared border.
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:07 AM
 
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For about 40 years, I always thought we had closer ties to Virginia. I have changed my opinion. Now, I think we have closer ties to SC.

Of course, if you are in NW NC, you may have closer ties to E. TN and SW VA. Same for folks in the Asheville area - GA/SC. And there is a strong tie in coastal NC to both VA and SC.

It's a long state w/ a lot of shared border.
As a person who has seen well over 90% of both NC, SC, Tenn, GA, and VA; I'd have to say that this thread all depends on where a poster lives within NC. That said, IF everyone could take a two-day trip to all border areas of NC, we'd all agree that the most "active" border is the I-77 corridor near Carowinds and the US 521 corridor near Ballantyne/Indian Land. There is also the I-95 border near Dillon, SC ("South of the Border" which IMO is rather racist against Latinos). However, that area is nothing more than a glorified rest area (and a rather dirty one at that). I haven't been there in years, but it wouldn't surprise me at all if that place is now closed or at least on the verge of closing. Greenville/Spartanburg is yet another area that comes to mind as their news stations do cover many parts of Western NC (including Asheville).
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:54 AM
 
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South Carolina is kind of like family. They can be awful embarrassing and aggravating at times, but in the end they are family.
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:40 PM
 
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But my point was that the OBX does not have enough people. Yes, many of the folks who live there are from Va and they share TV stations, etc, etc, etc with Va, but there's a limited number of them, compared to the major metro area that is Charlotte Metrolina! Way, way more people crossing the NC/SC border for work and everything else down there than there are in the OBX. Anywhere along the border you will find people popping over from one side to the other, but overall, culturally I think NC and SC share more.
Dude, you obviously have no clue what you're talking about (I know, shocker on this board, right?)


Your initial assertion

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The OBX are not populous enough for a strong link with Va
was that there's no strong link between the outer banks and VA, which is demonstrably wrong, despite your repeated insistence on arguing otherwise. Not whether that link is stronger than the one between Charlotte and SC or wherever. The OP's premise is bad since there's no one state NC has stronger ties to; it's a regional question, as several people in this thread have pointed out already.
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:41 PM
 
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The northern half of NC has closer ties with VA, while the southern half is closer to SC. Northwestern and northeastern NC is very closely tied with VA...cities like Greensboro, Durham, Winston-Salem, Elizabeth City, Rocky Mount, etc.
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