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Old 11-18-2018, 02:21 AM
 
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Old 11-18-2018, 04:22 PM
 
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the northerners in the state
Speak for yourself, I welcome anyone who wants to move here and make this a better place to be! Btw, you live in Florida, why should you care about the northerners living in this state?
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Old 11-20-2018, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Too many of them want to change things here to whatever they were running from that caused them to move here.


It usually starts out "back in __________ we did it this way, and it was better than your way".... well go back to ________ if it's better
Sometimes it leads to "We should raise taxes on ______"
No...stop it!
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Old 11-20-2018, 12:15 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Those hog waste pits.
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Old 11-20-2018, 01:14 PM
Status: "North of Palm Trees, South of High Taxes" (set 10 days ago)
 
Location: Noth Caccalacca
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The ubiquitous, narrow, two-lane roads that this state has the nerve to call "highways"!
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Old 11-20-2018, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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The ubiquitous, narrow, two-lane roads that this state has the nerve to call "highways"!
The worst 2-lane road I’ve ever driven is NC-86 between Danville and Hillsborough, hands down. It’s wide, but between the truck traffic and reckless drivers that have no regard for the lives of others, it’s practically a death trap. I avoid most of it now by cutting across US-158 from Yanceyville to Roxboro and dropping down US-501.
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Old 11-20-2018, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The ubiquitous, narrow, two-lane roads that this state has the nerve to call "highways"!
No different from any other state.

At the dawn of the automobile NC had more paved roads than any other state earning the moniker, ďThe Good Roads StateĒ.

Plus with the 2nd largest state-maintained network (after Texas) there are over 80,000 miles of paved roads maintained by BCDOT.

Over the last 5 decades NC has been working towards its goal of bringing a modern, 4 lane divided highway to within 10 miles of 96% of its very spread-out population.

Iíll bet that NC is in the top 7 or 8 of states with the MOST 4 -LANE divided highways.

Only someone living under a rock would could be so oblivious to that fact.
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Old 11-20-2018, 07:10 PM
Status: "North of Palm Trees, South of High Taxes" (set 10 days ago)
 
Location: Noth Caccalacca
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No different from any other state.

At the dawn of the automobile NC had more paved roads than any other state earning the moniker, “The Good Roads State”.

Plus with the 2nd largest state-maintained network (after Texas) there are over 80,000 miles of paved roads maintained by BCDOT.

Over the last 5 decades NC has been working towards its goal of bringing a modern, 4 lane divided highway to within 10 miles of 96% of its very spread-out population.

I’ll bet that NC is in the top 7 or 8 of states with the MOST 4 -LANE divided highways.

Only someone living under a rock would could be so oblivious to that fact.
Well, it's been a while since the dawn of the automotive age! Now the "Good Roads State" has morphed into the "What Roads? State".

Maybe that's the problem ...a state-maintained network! Adding some county and municipality money might have assured that many two-lane country bumpkin roads would have been built as wider, four-lane roads. 74 was obsolete the day it opened in 1959. With all of the highway building that went on in the 60's, 70's and early 80's, and with the vast amount of funding coming from the Feds, North Carolina seems to be the land that time and funding forgot! Sometimes being "too cheap", to come up with 10% state funds to match the 90% Federal money, comes back to bite you in the gluteus maximus!

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Old 11-21-2018, 08:20 AM
 
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In SE NC, worst thing is the terrible drivers. I’ve read that the insurance companies also consider it the worst. I’ve seen drivers do things here that I never saw in 40 years in other states. (U-turns in the middle of a street, turning in front of lanes that have right-of-way, and hardly ever using turn signals)
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Old 11-21-2018, 10:56 AM
 
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In SE NC, worst thing is the terrible drivers. Iíve read that the insurance companies also consider it the worst. Iíve seen drivers do things here that I never saw in 40 years in other states. (U-turns in the middle of a street, turning in front of lanes that have right-of-way, and hardly ever using turn signals)
Seems to be a ubiquitous complaint:

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etc., etc., etc.
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