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Old 03-22-2007, 09:57 AM
Location: Some got six month some got one solid. But me and my buddies all got lifetime here
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Originally Posted by BubbaGourmet View Post
Here's the problem. We have had a dramatic influx of transplants from other places. The population is growing at a pace that is far beyond the states ability to keep up with. It is currently estimated that within 10 years we will be the most populated state on the East coast if people continue to move here from other states. Our Southern culture is RAPIDLY disappearing and, along with it, such things as the laid back atmosphere, the Southern hospitality and the like. The coast (where I have lived for many years) has become pretty bad, the I-40 corridor is going to soon be one big metro area stretching from Winston-Salem to Rocky Mount, the area around Charlotte has grown to unmanageable proportions. If it sounds like I wish people would quit coming here...well...I do. All it does is raise the cost of living (now the fastest growing in the country) and lower the quality of life.
Please, don't consider me mean or hateful but I wish people would either (a) stay where they are or (b) find some other place to ruin.
Sorry...but it is true.
This is a good, honest post. A lot of the hidden resentment from southerners to the northerners is based on this and I can't say I blame them a bit, to be honest. It's one of the smaller reasons why we're going to move back to New Jersey. I would NOT want to be here in ten years, that's for sure.

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Old 03-23-2007, 12:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Richard Martin View Post
Roanoke Rapids isn't too bad but they haven't done too much residential builidng there since the 70s and 80s. They have put up quite a few new commercial buildings right along I-95 and that is very encouraging. They are doing a lot of residential building around Lake Gaston. They do have a decent older homes section in RR. It would be on my list of places to live if it wasn't so far from the ocean.
Great posts. Really appreciated.

Do you know anything about Washington? It's near Greenville and I happened to check it's website as a tentative future location.

I'd appreciate your thoughts, you seem to value places with character.
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Old 03-23-2007, 06:23 AM
Location: State College PA
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OH....Roanoke Rapids. We were driving from Wilson, NC to State College PA (moved here tuesday!), and we were on I-95....and I told my husband, "Ewwwww, what is that smell????"..."Oh, that's just Roanoke Rapids" Paper mills....sorry, I could NOT live in the direct vicinity!
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Old 03-23-2007, 10:05 AM
Location: State of Superior
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Come on , guys ! Ya all know the best places in the NC are in the Blue Ridge Mts. Forget the other 500 miles to the east, its not for Northerners. You will not be welcome. There are a few exceptions, around the big cities, but , eather way, you can not beat the mountains, mild winters ( mostly), and cool, no bugs, no AC needed summers !..........and the views, like only a few places on earth !
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Old 04-05-2007, 11:58 PM
Location: The 12th State
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this thread has gotten so off topic
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Old 04-06-2007, 12:01 PM
Location: Cajicá (Cund.), Colombia
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Default a question about Lumberton

Hi, Meredithw:
My family and I are moving to Lumberton in August. Could you tell me positive or negative aspects of this place (crime rate, schooling, shopping facilities, etc.). Thank you much.
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Old 04-06-2007, 12:07 PM
Location: Cajicá (Cund.), Colombia
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Default Comments on Lumberton

Hi, Tarp:
Lumberton will soon be my place to live. My family and I will spend the next three years in this town, starting in August. What's your opinion about crime rate and schooling level in this town? Thanks.
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Old 04-07-2007, 06:16 AM
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We are thinking of moving to New Bern, NC. We are looking at Carolina Colours. We have 4 kids so schools are important. We will be moving from CT.
We will be looking for teaching and construction jobs.
Any advice or info would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 04-07-2007, 08:08 AM
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After spending 2 quaters at the Art instute of Charlotte, i would have to say Charlotte is by far one of the top worst citys in North Carolina. the population of people there are not very friendly , in fact they are down right rude almost as if they go out of there way to be that way.UGG
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Old 04-07-2007, 01:27 PM
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Our family is moving closer to our extended family in Lake Lure area... we have 4 school age children and want to find a good place to live... we can choose anything in NC.... wondering about Hillsborough and Wake Forest (I know they are small towns but would prefer not to be in the city). I read all about Cary and Apex and thought it would be a great choice although after reading all the threads I think I would have liked it 5 yrs earlier. Don't want to be in a hustling bustling rat race.... were from Michigan (Ypsilanti) and have loved it except for the weather. Any info would be appreciated!
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