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Old 04-25-2006, 10:52 AM
 
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Hello all,

I have been reading your very insightful posts over the past several days and appreciate the advice you give. My husband is considering a job in Laurinburg, and we are curious about which community would be best to live in.

We have three children, one starting preschool, one in elementary, and one starting 6th grade, not sure if that is middle or elementary. So, obviously, schools are a big consideration. Additionaly, my oldest son is a very passionate baseball player, and my younger son feels exactly the same about hockey. My daughter is young yet, but given the way she idolizes her brothers, I see sports in her future as well.

I am a graphic designer, and although we hope this move will allow me to stay home with the kids (and the baby we hope to have soon), I can't imagine not being involved with the art community somehow.

Given these "wants", can anyone recommend some towns for me to start investigating? We have been looking at communities outside Fayetteville, but given the huge amount of info out there, it has been difficult narrowing it down. I appreciate any help.

Designingmama
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Old 04-25-2006, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman Area
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Laurinburg is a city kind of by itself off Hwy 74. Its an older city. Certainly a far cry from the suburbs of Charlotte. However it is closer to the coast. Land values are alot cheaper out in that area of Laurinburg. I have family not too far away in Lumberton. Its the first time Ive heard anyone relocating to Laurinburg.

Hockey is almost nonexistent here, especially Laurinburg.
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Old 04-25-2006, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Snow Hill, NC
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I was about to say, I don't know where on earth in North Carolina you would go to get hockey as a sport. I didn't even know hockey exsisted until I was 20 or so.
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Old 04-25-2006, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Laurinburg is a city kind of by itself off Hwy 74. Its an older city. Certainly a far cry from the suburbs of Charlotte. However it is closer to the coast. Land values are alot cheaper out in that area of Laurinburg. I have family not too far away in Lumberton. Its the first time Ive heard anyone relocating to Laurinburg.
They might have something to do with St. Andrews. That's the only reason I was ever in Laurinburg. It appears that the closest youth hockey activity to Laurinburg is in Fayetteville.

Team Carolina Youth Hockey

http://www.usahockey.com/servlets/FindHockeyNearYou?

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Old 04-25-2006, 01:53 PM
 
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LOL, okay - you guys aren't hockey fans, I guess . You have a PRO hockey team right in Raleigh....the Carolina Hurricanes!
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Old 04-25-2006, 02:59 PM
 
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That's why we're looking at the Fayetteville area, because it was the one of the only youth hockey programs we could find. BTW, my son's been a fan of the Carolina Hurricanes since he was two, for no reason except he liked the logo.

I've actually been looking at Hope Mills quite a bit. It seems to have some high-rated schools, and it has a Catholic church, something that is a plus for us. I haven't seen much positive about Laurinburg, so I've been shying away from there.
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Old 04-25-2006, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman Area
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That's why we're looking at the Fayetteville area, because it was the one of the only youth hockey programs we could find. BTW, my son's been a fan of the Carolina Hurricanes since he was two, for no reason except he liked the logo.

I've actually been looking at Hope Mills quite a bit. It seems to have some high-rated schools, and it has a Catholic church, something that is a plus for us. I haven't seen much positive about Laurinburg, so I've been shying away from there.

By no means am I trying to talk you out of the area. I will be honest with what I know, good and bad. Towards the eastern parts of the state it is less populated, and some counites are rather poor.

Hockey has never been popular here, or the South in general. There are some fans out there I guess but I dont know any. In fact my HS (graduated in 2000) didnt even have a soccer team til after I graduated.

I was stationed on Camp Lejuene in Jacksonville NC. There are alot of small towns out east but it is very rural still. You are looking in the right area for cheap land and less traffic though. You arent in the sticks but you have to drive a little for entertainment.
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Old 04-25-2006, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest NC
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Default there is hockey in Raleigh

Raleigh Youth Hockey... and Pepsi Gold & Team Pepsi, & the Eagles. They go up to the Junior C level. Team Carolina is the AAA option that holds practices in Raleigh & oither cities too. Google Raleigh Youth Hockey & you will find a lot... not like the northeast but a lot.
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Old 04-25-2006, 03:49 PM
 
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Hockey fans are rabid in Raleigh and the surrounding areas. I don't have children at home so don't keep up with the youth hockey league but I'd be willing to bet there are teams in Raleigh.

From my Southern home state we had a pro hockey team in our city too. There were amature teams all over the place. I'd bet it's the same in Raleigh or anywhere there's an ice rink. Maybe even Charlotte.

What I don't think you'll find is hockey affiliated with the highschools.
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Old 04-25-2006, 03:50 PM
 
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Nyer, we were posting at the same time I guess.
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