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Old 11-06-2018, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Chances of being a victim of violent crime drop if you know what areas of cities and counties to steer clear of and if you yourself are not engaging in criminal activity. For example, I grew up near Goldsboro and despite itís accurate reputation of being one of the more violent cities in eastern NC, Iíve never been a victim of a crime during my 14 years of living and commuting there. Thatís not to say that itís impossible for me to be a victim (whether itís Goldsboro or elsewhere), but using common sense goes a long way. Most of the violent crime in NC tend to be cases where the suspect and victim know each other (gangs beefing with each other, drug deals gone wrong, domestic violence, etc.).

In other words, if moving to NC is something you really want to do, I say go for it.
That's true of many places. I lived in, outside of, the often maligned Fayetteville. My husband and I lived in a nice suburban development, and we had great neighbors. There was very little crime in our area, but we all knew where it was or was going to happen.
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Old 11-08-2018, 02:59 PM
 
Location: The Windy City
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The godawful state run liquor stores! If you live in the boonies, good luck buying anything except the basics. Fortunately it's legal to order online from other states and have them ship.
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Old 11-08-2018, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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The godawful state run liquor stores! If you live in the boonies, good luck buying anything except the basics. Fortunately it's legal to order online from other states and have them ship.
The liquor laws gotta be one of the worst things to me for sure lol. As a Michigan native, I REALLY miss having huge selctions of liquor at every grocery store and being able to buy it virtually anytime I want.
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Old 11-12-2018, 04:55 AM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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The summers suck and are way too long. This year it took a hurricane to finally push the oppressive heat and humidity out of here and bring in some cool Fall weather (which is beautiful here, on a positive note).
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Old 11-12-2018, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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I have to say the gerrymandering, which hopefully will be rectified by the next election, and then after that for me I would say the cold grey days like today. I am a summer person. I know most people aren't though. I would take 90ļ and sunny and humid over 40ļ and grey and dreary any day of the week.
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Old 11-13-2018, 12:08 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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For me personally:


-The amount of religion in your face (we are atheist).. We knew it was bible belt coming into the move but my god. I've had men I didn't know approach my daughter to recruit her to youth group. I've been told to "get right" with the religion here and find myself a good church. I see shirts that say "stand for MY flag and kneel for MY god or get out of MY country"



-Gun Culture/ Confederate Flags- I see a lot of gun bumper stickers, sweaters, hats etc.


-Over patriotism in your face and threatening (saw a sweater the other day that said "stomp of my flag and I'll stomp on your f*!^ing face"



-State income tax- again knew that coming in but do miss living in a non-taxed state


-Summers are hot as hell and long


-Wish we had more snow. Like the colder winters but can be a bit of a drag if its just always cold but no snow to come with it. Kiddo likes the snow so its always fun for her


-Charlotte has some really high violent crime. I hear nightly of shootings, murders etc.



-Education is something like 49th in the country. I homeschool but its an issue for my sister and one of the reasons shes leaving after moving here last year.


-Traffic but only cause we live near a city. Its a given obviously, but can get pretty bad and a hassle if you have an appt or something
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Old 11-13-2018, 09:43 PM
 
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They should copy this thread and post in every state forum and allow the voices of delusional reality to appear. I find it amusing, the "moving" away thing for other than sounds reasons like job/career, family and geographical preference. It's pretty much the same....unless you're just too delusional to realize it.
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Old 11-14-2018, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I have to say the gerrymandering, which hopefully will be rectified by the next election, and then after that for me I would say the cold grey days like today. I am a summer person. I know most people aren't though. I would take 90ļ and sunny and humid over 40ļ and grey and dreary any day of the week.
I too hate extended periods of gray skies.

But you have it good in NC compared to the Midwest and Northeast where gray skies are the norm rather than the exception.
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Old 11-14-2018, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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For me personally:


-The amount of religion in your face (we are atheist).. We knew it was bible belt coming into the move but my god. I've had men I didn't know approach my daughter to recruit her to youth group. I've been told to "get right" with the religion here and find myself a good church. I see shirts that say "stand for MY flag and kneel for MY god or get out of MY country"



-Gun Culture/ Confederate Flags- I see a lot of gun bumper stickers, sweaters, hats etc.


-Over patriotism in your face and threatening (saw a sweater the other day that said "stomp of my flag and I'll stomp on your f*!^ing face"



-State income tax- again knew that coming in but do miss living in a non-taxed state


-Summers are hot as hell and long


-Wish we had more snow. Like the colder winters but can be a bit of a drag if its just always cold but no snow to come with it. Kiddo likes the snow so its always fun for her


-Charlotte has some really high violent crime. I hear nightly of shootings, murders etc.



-Education is something like 49th in the country. I homeschool but its an issue for my sister and one of the reasons shes leaving after moving here last year.


-Traffic but only cause we live near a city. Its a given obviously, but can get pretty bad and a hassle if you have an appt or something
As a NC native I can confidently say that the rest of the state is not preoccupied with organized religion like Charlotte or thinks it's appropriate in polite conversation with strangers.

The fanaticism about organized religion and overabundance of churches is particular to Charlotte going way back.
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Old 11-14-2018, 09:21 PM
 
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As a NC native I can confidently say that the rest of the state is not preoccupied with organized religion like Charlotte or thinks it's appropriate in polite conversation with strangers.

The fanaticism about organized religion and overabundance of churches is particular to Charlotte going way back.
You just love to take jabs at Charlotte every chance you get, don't you? I know there are a lot of churches in Charlotte, but I've never encountered any religious fanatics trying to shove religion down my throat there! I've only had that happen to me in smaller towns like my hometown of Lexington and Kernersville when I lived there! You just have this hatred for Charlotte and you want to get everyone to hate Charlotte as well!
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