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Old 03-17-2010, 10:19 AM
 
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Gol' durn fancy restaurants. YOU CAN'T BE A CITY IF YOU HAVE FANCY RESTAURANTS!
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:26 AM
 
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I can get from one side of wilmington to the other side in 10 minutes by foot.
well, people walk at ~3mph.

Wilmington is about 8 miles wide as the crow flies, from downtown bridge to wrightsville bridge.

so you're talking a shade under 3 hours. not quite 10 minutes, but close.
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Raleigh (but I don't claim it)
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What we hate is the opposite, most Raleigh denizens are very thin skinned when it comes to anything negative about their city, while most other places will help you in your verbal diatribe. It seems as though people who love it here and hate it somewhere else can't understand the other side.

In essence, the buildings don't make a city, it's the people of that city. A huge swarth of people move here for the low cost of living and the low wages, I see and talk to them everyday. Most of the people don't even want to go downtown. I disagree with a previous poster who said that they don't know what's going on, they just choose not to go. It seems there is a huge disconnect in Raleigh between the majority and the minority.
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Old 03-17-2010, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Raleigh (but I don't claim it)
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I take it back, I have visited Rocky Mount and they wouldn't say that. Other than a bigger population and more retail, Raleigh is the same in attitude and people. They both are just as "Progressive"
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Old 03-17-2010, 12:54 PM
 
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A huge swarth of people move here for the low cost of living and the low wages.
So, you actually know people who moved here seeking out low wages? Really? Why does somebody actively seek out a low wage? That doesn't make much sense.
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Downtown Raleigh, NC
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What we hate is the opposite, most Raleigh denizens are very thin skinned when it comes to anything negative about their city, while most other places will help you in your verbal diatribe.
Not sure what you're getting at. So you're saying in most other places, people just sit around b*tching about their cities? To me, it's a good thing when people generally LIKE the place they live. But maybe it's opposite day and nobody told me.
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