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Old 12-14-2008, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Arden, NC
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My goodness people, get a grip LOL!!! NC is just as country now as it was 20 years ago with the exception of the piedmont. Do you all remember the quote "The south shall rise again"? Well, it is happening in NC's piedmont region.
20 years ago Asheville, Hatteras and Wilmington looked a lot different.
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:04 AM
 
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i have lived in nc for over 8 years, and moved from michigan. i am now considering moving to houston, tx. i am finding to cost of living here to be much above what i'm actually getting paid. i think nc is a beautiful state, but not as beautiful as it was 8 years ago. i live in the raleigh area and the population growth has been astronomical but this area is not prepared for it. the taxes are too high and the cost of housing is too high. the money coming into the state is not being used to handle the growth/development that is occuring, i.e. schools, roads, etc. i find the people to be generally friendly, but there are alot of people who have had to transfer here out of job neccesity, who may not necessarily want to be here and are unhappy individuals. regardless, nc will always have a place in my heart wherever i go.
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:57 AM
 
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i have lived in nc for over 8 years, and moved from michigan. i am now considering moving to houston, tx. i am finding to cost of living here to be much above what i'm actually getting paid. i think nc is a beautiful state, but not as beautiful as it was 8 years ago. i live in the raleigh area and the population growth has been astronomical but this area is not prepared for it. the taxes are too high and the cost of housing is too high. the money coming into the state is not being used to handle the growth/development that is occuring, i.e. schools, roads, etc. i find the people to be generally friendly, but there are alot of people who have had to transfer here out of job neccesity, who may not necessarily want to be here and are unhappy individuals. regardless, nc will always have a place in my heart wherever i go.
You said it!!! Infrastructure (or lack there of) will bring NC's growth to a grinding halt. This state spends way too much money on non-growing regions of the state while the only real growing regions (Charlotte and the Triangle) get short changed. This has got to stop or NC will become a poor state again.
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Old 12-14-2008, 06:12 PM
 
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20 years ago Asheville, Hatteras and Wilmington looked a lot different.
Yep. er 20 years ago most any place looks different, hello. The diff in OBX is night and day for most areas (esp N Shores). shame.
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Old 12-14-2008, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Arden, NC
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Yep. er 20 years ago most any place looks different, hello. The diff in OBX is night and day for most areas (esp N Shores). shame.
The whole area seemed to change overnight, esp the northern end. We used to surf up there, went down once and got hassled by the cops and ticketed for parking on the side of the road (no signs anywhere). Now it's condos and outlet malls. It's exactly like the place people wanted to escape from. Scary.

Out here in WNC the changes are really visible but not as much. A lot more ridge top development though.
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:33 PM
 
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You said it!!! Infrastructure (or lack there of) will bring NC's growth to a grinding halt. This state spends way too much money on non-growing regions of the state while the only real growing regions (Charlotte and the Triangle) get short changed. This has got to stop or NC will become a poor state again.
I know you were trying to be PC so certain people on this forum wouldn't get defensive - I'm sure you meant to say Charlotte gets short changed.
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