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Old 08-15-2008, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Hell with the lid off, baby!
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I was just wondering if anyone had any info on how the City of Goldsboro is doing. I was stationed there when I was in the US Air Force, and I found it to be a nice, quaint, laid back and fun little city. I'm not looking to relocate or anything, I'm just wondering if it's still going strong. Thanks, Peace
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Old 08-15-2008, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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I actually don't know. I know it definitely has some run down areas. I have been through there, and it seemed a little dead, but you can't get the true feeling of a place by just driving through.

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I was just wondering if anyone had any info on how the City of Goldsboro is doing. I was stationed there when I was in the US Air Force, and I found it to be a nice, quaint, laid back and fun little city. I'm not looking to relocate or anything, I'm just wondering if it's still going strong. Thanks, Peace
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Old 08-15-2008, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Hell with the lid off, baby!
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I actually got that first impression when I had to move there, but it ended up being a nice little city.
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Old 08-15-2008, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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I do know this. I go to a website that sells old homes, and there are a ton of them in goldsboro for sale that are totally run down. they need to be gutted and all that, but they are offering all kinds of incentives for people who do this. I am viewing this as a good thing. it seems that they are trying hard to restore some of the more run down areas, so ultimately, it could be a really good thing for the area.

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I actually got that first impression when I had to move there, but it ended up being a nice little city.
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Old 09-03-2008, 06:43 PM
 
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Depending on how long ago you were stationed there, you may not recognize it anymore! IMO, Goldsboro still has the quaint feeling but it has grown by leaps and bounds. Downtown is being revitalized and there are some great restaurants down there now! The base is growing a bit, too. New housing and such has gone in for the past several years!
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Old 09-15-2008, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Hell with the lid off, baby!
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Depending on how long ago you were stationed there, you may not recognize it anymore! IMO, Goldsboro still has the quaint feeling but it has grown by leaps and bounds. Downtown is being revitalized and there are some great restaurants down there now! The base is growing a bit, too. New housing and such has gone in for the past several years!

Thanks. I was there from 99 to 01. When I was stationed there the first phase of the new base housing was just being started
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Old 09-17-2008, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Pope AFB
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they're still working on base housing. it's taking forever. They've also changed the base quite a bit. DH was stationed there from 87-95. We moved back to the area in June because I'm from La Grange and DH retired.
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Old 12-27-2008, 08:58 PM
 
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Whoever calls G-boro a "Quaint" town has to be out of their mind. I moved there in the beginning of '08 and hated the place. Rude people, rednecks, and very limited mindset of the people in the town. The crime rate seems to have shot through the roof and in the time I was there I saw three drug busts, cannot tell you how many time I saw flocks of Cops and SP surrounding buildings. I've seen the drug dealers in the city park standing around in the rain. I've been down slaughter and George street where the hookers and dealers hang at night. Not long after I moved to the town I was in the parking lot of the Berkly "mall" trying to get a signal on my wireless around 11:30 at night when I spotted a dude walking around from car to car pushing on windows and trying to unlock doors.

I cannot tell you the countless times I've encountered rude people, most of them being snobby "Goldsboroians". It seems like Goldsboro has two classes, the dirt poor and the rich. Which seems to be scattered all about town. If I had been living on base I could have survived it better. Thumps up for the base, thumbs down for the town.

The day I packed up my stuff was one of the happiest days of my life.
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Old 12-30-2008, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville, NC
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I've got a great house for sale there outside of town. It has been for sale since may with no offers. The housing market is deader than dead there.
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Old 01-04-2009, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Snow Hill, NC
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I live 17 miles from the place and you couldn't pay me to live there.
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