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View Poll Results: What NC city do you find to be overrated?
Charlotte 32 24.24%
Ashville 29 21.97%
Raleigh 44 33.33%
Durham 14 10.61%
Greensboro 15 11.36%
Winston-Salem 9 6.82%
Wilminington 17 12.88%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 132. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-05-2018, 07:45 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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They have all these little towns Boone and yadkinville sparya And thereís nothing in those towns but confederate flags. Why not just combine those cities into one big city and make the encouraging strong. People drive 30 minutes to work and back thatís to much gas and you have to drive way to far to do anything. Charottle is more city and more on point but those little towns yuck
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Old 08-06-2018, 01:32 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I just wander why NC is so popular these days. Plus, why does this state have no real large cities, only medium sized metros.
If you want to taken seriously, you need to address all of the misspelled cities and words.


Wilmington, Asheville and "wonder" are 3 in your first two posts alone!
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Old 08-06-2018, 02:13 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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thats not nitpicky...

I don't think any are overrated in general, but I voted for Raleigh due to the arrogance most of it's citizens have in respect to Charlotte. They can't stand the fact that Charlotte is a bigger city, and is why they call us "The state of Mecklenburg"
I don't know if you're really talking about legislators in Raleigh not loving Charlotte so much as to give it preferential treatment...


But more and more it's confirmed that Charlotte area folks don't know much of anything about the rest of the state, nor do they travel within it or support it.


If you did, you'd know that Charlotte isn't even mentioned on the local news in the Triangle area but about maybe 10 times in an entire year.


People in Raleigh don't sit around talking about tall buildings or wanting to become a big city. Unequivocally the people who choose to live in Raleigh couldn't care less about all that stuff or they wouldn't be in Raleigh.


Charlotte is only discussed by college students who are from there but going to school in the Triangle.


It's becoming clearer how distorted and mistaken Charlottean's views of what's reality in the state.

They know very little about the state because they obviously assume nothing could possibly be as great as Charlotte, the big little city rising in Appalachia.

I don't blame you for looking down on the surrounding rural areas in the Western half of the state, but I can assure you they do not represent the rest of NC.

The hog farmers and agricultural food producers in Kinston and the Eastern half of the state may be rednecks but they are also taking their boats out on the ocean every weekend and aren't nearly as "deliverance-like" as the former textile worker crowd.is.

So I repeat: Raleigh people aren't jealous of any place in the state, they have no ambition to become more than what they are now, and they don't need any validation for where they live.

The phrase "The Great State of Mecklenburg" refers to many things but in general it speaks to the power, and economic size, force of Charlotte compared to the rest of the state's 99 counties.

I don't see it as having a negative connotation.
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Old 08-06-2018, 05:22 AM
 
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I don't know if you're really talking about legislators in Raleigh not loving Charlotte so much as to give it preferential treatment...
As an FYI, you responded to a 12 year post from someone who hasn't posted on this site in 11 years.

I really wish old threads would be locked on this site.
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Old 08-06-2018, 07:03 AM
 
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As an FYI, you responded to a 12 year post from someone who hasn't posted on this site in 11 years.

I really wish old threads would be locked on this site.
Does he even realize that every time he responds in that manner the Charlotte envy gets exacerbated? I didn't think it existed to that level but it's quite apparent that some Raleigh folks have a tough time accepting the fact that Charlotte is 2x the city size of Raleigh and it shows. I'm not talking about metro area comparison but city v city.


And when did Raleigh folks give a damn about the rest of the state? Other than rural legislatures lobbying for their area. RDU is loaded with transplants, I currently live here (Durham) and do a lot of business in Charlotte, and really don't think people in RDU care much about down east or Mayberry at all...who the hell is he kidding?
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Old 08-06-2018, 07:08 AM
 
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Does he even realize that every time he responds in that manner the Charlotte envy gets exacerbated? I didn't think it existed to that level but it's quite apparent that some Raleigh folks have a tough time accepting the fact that Charlotte is 2x the city size of Raleigh and it shows. I'm not talking about metro area comparison but city v city.


And when did Raleigh folks give a damn about the rest of the state? Other than rural legislatures lobbying for their area. RDU is loaded with transplants, I currently live here (Durham) and do a lot of business in Charlotte, and really don't think people in RDU care much about down east or Mayberry at all...who the hell is he kidding?
Twice the size no good colleges how does that happen lmao at least they got the panthers
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Old 08-06-2018, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Does he even realize that every time he responds in that manner the Charlotte envy gets exacerbated? I didn't think it existed to that level but it's quite apparent that some Raleigh folks have a tough time accepting the fact that Charlotte is 2x the city size of Raleigh and it shows. I'm not talking about metro area comparison but city v city.


And when did Raleigh folks give a damn about the rest of the state? Other than rural legislatures lobbying for their area. RDU is loaded with transplants, I currently live here (Durham) and do a lot of business in Charlotte, and really don't think people in RDU care much about down east or Mayberry at all...who the hell is he kidding?
He talks about the love for NC, the "great state of NC" in one sentence, and goes on to disparage an entire portion of the state in the next. "Appalachia" (LOL), "textile mill workers (God Forbid!!!). Quite funny. I can see why Raleigh is clearly winning this poll.

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Old 08-06-2018, 11:13 AM
 
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Twice the size no good colleges how does that happen lmao at least they got the panthers
No good colleges? You mean like Yale or Harvard? Come on, Charlotte is bigger city v city and always has been....get over it.
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Old 08-06-2018, 11:22 AM
 
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No good colleges? You mean like Yale or Harvard? Come on, Charlotte is bigger city v city and always has been....get over it.
XD

I like when the 22nd best place to live tells the 13th to get over it.

https://www.businessinsider.com/us-n...boise-idaho-28


It's just like grade school when someone is more popular and a kid is green and jealous and cant stand it and wonders why no one cares about them.

Charlotte - we got da biggest buildings, da biggest dale ernhardt, and da panthers!!!!!!! Atlanta watch out!!
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Old 08-06-2018, 11:23 AM
 
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XD

I like when the 22nd best place to live tells the 13th to get over it.

https://www.businessinsider.com/us-n...boise-idaho-28


It's just like grade school when someone is more popular and a kid is green and jealous and cant stand it and wonders why no one cares about them.
Yes, you are right. This discussion is JUST like grade school.
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