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Old 12-14-2008, 06:19 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, 09:04 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, 09:57 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, 05:12 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, 05:59 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, 06:33 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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Old 08-05-2018, 02:21 PM
 
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Hated WinstonSalem nc
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Old 08-05-2018, 02:39 PM
 
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What's wrong with a mobile unit for a classroom? I was in one in elementary school....in the '70's! If it keeps class sizes down and has a/c and a blackboard kids can learn in it. One of the best teachers I ever had taught us in one of those mobile units.
The problem is, that when a school adds several mobile units, the capacity of the cafeteria, restrooms, school office, and gymnasium remains the same and cannot be added to. This creates a hardship, and sometimes several lunch shifts, and overcapacity services......Plus, students are exposed to inclement weather when they change classes outside.
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Old 08-09-2018, 06:03 AM
 
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This topic has been generated for years so clearly there is a pattern here , funny enough me and my coworker were just talking about this yesterday. Anyone who has been here at least over 10 years besides decent schools , decent job market , weather , 4 seasons , place to retire or raise kids . What is left? What is left after you been to RTP , Triad , Charlotte , Boone , Union County areas? I dont think it makes sense to live in all 50 states but when I hear NC natives speak on how most of them dont even plan on moving anywhere is kind of odd to me . In fact I know some natives that have only lived in Gbro smh. Lets be real here NC is a great safe pick if you want to go to the southeast besides (GA,TN,FL). But there is a huge gray area of ppl like me for example. I understand families who are raising kids , kids are in college , retirement etc. If your a millinial like me and uve been to most of nc , you have a good field of work which is in any state, no kids , not much family here then why are you so complacent to stay in nc? Yes NC covers alot of bases , example i would prefer being here forever than to move to arkansas or winconsin .
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:07 AM
 
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This topic has been generated for years so clearly there is a pattern here , funny enough me and my coworker were just talking about this yesterday. Anyone who has been here at least over 10 years besides decent schools , decent job market , weather , 4 seasons , place to retire or raise kids . What is left? What is left after you been to RTP , Triad , Charlotte , Boone , Union County areas? I dont think it makes sense to live in all 50 states but when I hear NC natives speak on how most of them dont even plan on moving anywhere is kind of odd to me . In fact I know some natives that have only lived in Gbro smh. Lets be real here NC is a great safe pick if you want to go to the southeast besides (GA,TN,FL). But there is a huge gray area of ppl like me for example. I understand families who are raising kids , kids are in college , retirement etc. If your a millinial like me and uve been to most of nc , you have a good field of work which is in any state, no kids , not much family here then why are you so complacent to stay in nc? Yes NC covers alot of bases , example i would prefer being here forever than to move to arkansas or winconsin .
Go to any forum on city data and you'll see similar threads. At some point in time, any place you live becomes routine and basically been there, done that. What is left anywhere ? And if people like where they live and job, why not stay put. Finding something 'better" is all relative and whatever a person values. And, there isn't a fence around NC meaning you can travel to and from many places in the region for getaways. I've lived all over the US, back in NC now. DC, Baltimore, etc are a skip and hop away from RDU...hell, I go to DC and Baltimore from time-to-time to check out kin folk on weekends....but lawd knows I like getting the hell out of there on Sunday/Monday to my preferred lifestyle pace of NC....lived there, been there, done that.

Not seeing what would be different in GA, TN or FL...uhauls carrying people out those states everyday, just like here.
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