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Old 05-05-2006, 02:16 PM
 
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Kids can be so gross! That is pretty funny and disturbing about smearing fireflies. I guess every region has their nasty bug tricks.....
When I was a kid in GA we would pinch the lights off and smear them on our foreheads and run around. Might be a male vrs. female thing, or the fact we didn't have sidewalks or jewlery. Heck, we didn't even have store bought toys, just sticks and bird feathers. :
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Old 05-05-2006, 09:42 PM
 
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Silverwing, Thanks for the info. I've heard some similar type comments about Southern Pines. I don't have kids so schools are not an issue for me. I am a self-employed court reporter so I would be traveling to a deposition location and then finishing the job in my home office. Since the county courthouse is in Asheboro, there's usually several "cluster sites" of law firms nearby.

I'm an animal and nature lover so the Uwharrie National Forest and the zoo are the main reason for my interest in Asheboro. The fact that there's not a lot of business is probably why the real estate is still reasonable so that also works in my favor.

I'd be on the road taking jobs only two days a week so I'm thinking that the areas of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Asheboro would be reasonable commuting distances for me to take jobs in. Do you happen to know if those are reasonable commutes in terms of time?? (I'm not usually on the roads during "rush hour" times.) The military often subs out some of their court work so I thought being somewhat near it would be a good backup plan if work got slow.

You put a lot of time and effort into your response to my post. Thank you and I really appreciate it.
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Old 05-06-2006, 07:35 AM
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Location: Metro Atlanta
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Default Asheboro

Asheboro is an excellent central location given your circumstances (schools and a daily commute aren't factors; you love animals and nature).

Asheboro is a short drive to Charlotte, Greensboro, and the Triangle. Greensboro is the closest metro area - only about a half-hour drive due north on Hwy 220; therefore, large malls, shopping, and civilization in general aren't too far away.

My wife, daughter, and I make frequent trips to the zoo. My wife and daughter visit about once per month, and I make it out there about 4-5 times per year. The zoo is a great place to take in the natural beauty of the area, as well as the animals. Like you said, the Uwharrie Forest is right there, too.
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Old 05-16-2006, 11:20 PM
 
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Let me save you time. Cross Phoenix off your list. It's hot over crowed and played out. We don't have a downtown either. I would love to move to NC but reading these post I'm scared of the weather. Tornados scare me more tha anything. At least hurricanes give you a warning. I guess I'm stuck here with the monsoons and I can barely handle that.
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Old 05-16-2006, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Let me save you time. Cross Phoenix off your list. It's hot over crowed and played out. We don't have a downtown either. I would love to move to NC but reading these post I'm scared of the weather. Tornados scare me more tha anything. At least hurricanes give you a warning. I guess I'm stuck here with the monsoons and I can barely handle that.
Tornado activity will depend on the specific region and area of NC. It's a non-issue for many NC residents.

http://www.nc-climate.ncsu.edu/office/newsletters/1999Spring/tornado_by_county.jpg (broken link)

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Old 05-17-2006, 05:06 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I'd be on the road taking jobs only two days a week so I'm thinking that the areas of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Asheboro would be reasonable commuting distances for me to take jobs in. Do you happen to know if those are reasonable commutes in terms of time??
It shouldn't be that bad a commute. You can take the 4-lane I-74/220 north from Asheboro straight to Greensboro, and then west to Winston-Salem, or go west on 2-lane (mostly) 64 to 52 and head north into Winston-Salem. There is also the town of High Point to consider for employment.

If you can find employment in that part of the state, you'll be sparing yourself the madness of the interstate around Raleigh and Charlotte, though Greensboro can be congested at rush hours. Good luck on your choice
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Old 05-31-2006, 11:02 PM
 
Location: arrlando, flarida
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"if you are someone looking for metro areas and palm trees try Orlando. It is a great place for people who need constant barrages of entertainment thrown at them because they don't know how to find beauty and satisfaction in nature"

totally untrue. i take offense to that--- parts of central fla are the prettiest in the state. nature trails, lakes, etc... are abundant in some parts of central fla.
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Old 06-01-2006, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis Indiana
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Phoenix gets a heck of a lot hotter than 103. Visit Phoenix one day at rush hour and that'll be the end of that idea.
Take a look at Greenville SC. Nice city and growing rapidly. It still has four seasons but none of which are extreme. I moved to Lenoir NC last year for weather and so far it has been perfect. I am retired so employment isn't an issue. The employment picture locally is not a healthy one.
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Old 06-01-2006, 09:24 AM
 
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We aren't free from the June bugs though, got them here too.
Got them where? My family and I will be living in a subdivision in Matthews. Could someone tell me where are these ugly looking things? I also heard that subdivisions generally don't get them but how true is that? I am petrified of anything that looks like a cockroach so any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 06-01-2006, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Snow Hill, NC
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Got them where? My family and I will be living in a subdivision in Matthews. Could someone tell me where are these ugly looking things? I also heard that subdivisions generally don't get them but how true is that? I am petrified of anything that looks like a cockroach so any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

I wonder if these bugs are a type of beetle that we see on the pine trees around here. Well, I should say the skin of the beetle that shed on the pine tree. I don't know that I have actually seen the beetle himself, just his shed skin.
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