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Old 12-24-2008, 05:24 PM
 
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It's JohnsTon county people (NotSerge) with a "T" not Johnson county. If ya' gonna disrespect it, at least say it right!
Bless you heart that you just can't overlook a typo. Your mama must be so happy you always grammatically perfect.
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Old 12-24-2008, 06:48 PM
 
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Just wanted to add that this issue is not specific to the triangle group. I live in Asheville (although I'm moving to Fuquay next month), but last year there was no Asheville group. So, I tried to join one that covered some of the counties next door, but I was told to wait until a group started in my county or start it myself. I think it's the policy of the overall mommies organization to do things this way, not just the local triangle group.
Stop trying to take the wind out of someone's sails. It's well known the Triangle is clickish and that's why Claytonites are excluded.
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:28 PM
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I guess the Quadrilateral just doesn't have the same ring to it.
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:45 PM
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Just one more reason I am prayerfully glad I am a male.

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Old 12-26-2008, 05:02 PM
 
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I was a member of said group and while I did find some of the information useful, my overall experience was less than positive. I personally wouldn't recommend that group to anyone anymore...I experienced all of backstapping, gossiping, clicks, etc. that go along with a big group of women firsthand, so in my opinion, she's not missing anything.

As far as the boundaries, I do agree that they should have them for obvious reasons, but, I think that if a person wants to join, then they should be allowed to. Your wife shouldn't be forced into a group that she doesn't want to be in. There are so many more activities in Raleigh and the surrounding areas than there are in Clayton, so if your wife wants to be a part of a group that has these events, then she should be able to. That just goes to show that this group doesn't care about the women, they care about themselves. They're serving their own agenda by trying to boost the Johnston Co. membership, plain and simple. I know there are members here who may beg to differ, but after my experience, I think your wife is better off. Tell her to check out Meetup.com. There are several moms groups in the area and she should be able to join any one she wants. IMO they're much more welcoming. I think a lot of it is because you don't have the online chatter back and forth so there's far less of an opportunity for the drama to come out.
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:34 AM
 
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Where are you all getting your definition of the Triangle? I don't know that there is an official definition of the area, but according to Wikipedia, Clayton IS a part of the Triangle.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tri...North_Carolina)
The Research Triangle, commonly referred to as "The Triangle", is a region in the Piedmont of North Carolina in the United States, anchored by the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. The eight-county region, officially named the Raleigh-Durham-Cary CSA, comprises two Metropolitan and one Micropolitan Statistical Area: Raleigh-Cary and Durham-Chapel Hill metropolitan area. The region's population was 1,314,589 at the 2000 census.[1] The research universities of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and Duke University are located in this region. The "Triangle" name was cemented in the public consciousness in the 1950s with the creation of Research Triangle Park, home to numerous high-tech companies and enterprises. Although the name is now used to refer to the geographic region, "The Triangle" originally referred to the universities, whose research facilities, and the educated workforce they provide, have historically served as a major attraction for businesses located in the region.

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The Triangle region, as defined for statistical purposes as the Raleigh-Durham-Cary CSA, comprises 8 counties, although the U.S. Census Bureau divided the region into 2 metropolitan statistical areas and 1 micropolitan area in 2003. Some local television networks define the region as Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville. Although Fayetteville, North Carolina, is nearly 50 miles (80 km) from Raleigh's city limits, it is in the designated market area.

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While Johnston Co is certainly developing many resources, there is still a significant amount of "bleed" into Wake Co. A great deal of Johnston County tax dollars are being spent in Wake Co. So, yeah, Johnston County residents don't pay taxes to Wake County, but they certainly spend their money in the county...at restaurants, at sports and entertainment venues, at retail stores, etc... I don't think Wake Co is too eager to lose those dollars. Ya'll come back now, you hear...
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Old 12-28-2008, 11:45 AM
 
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Where are you all getting your definition of the Triangle? I don't know that there is an official definition of the area, but according to Wikipedia, Clayton IS a part of the Triangle.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tri...North_Carolina)
The Research Triangle, commonly referred to as "The Triangle", is a region in the Piedmont of North Carolina in the United States, anchored by the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. The eight-county region, officially named the Raleigh-Durham-Cary CSA, comprises two Metropolitan and one Micropolitan Statistical Area: Raleigh-Cary and Durham-Chapel Hill metropolitan area. The region's population was 1,314,589 at the 2000 census.[1] The research universities of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and Duke University are located in this region. The "Triangle" name was cemented in the public consciousness in the 1950s with the creation of Research Triangle Park, home to numerous high-tech companies and enterprises. Although the name is now used to refer to the geographic region, "The Triangle" originally referred to the universities, whose research facilities, and the educated workforce they provide, have historically served as a major attraction for businesses located in the region.

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The Triangle region, as defined for statistical purposes as the Raleigh-Durham-Cary CSA, comprises 8 counties, although the U.S. Census Bureau divided the region into 2 metropolitan statistical areas and 1 micropolitan area in 2003. Some local television networks define the region as Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville. Although Fayetteville, North Carolina, is nearly 50 miles (80 km) from Raleigh's city limits, it is in the designated market area.

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[edit] Suburbs with more than 10,000 inhabitants

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While Johnston Co is certainly developing many resources, there is still a significant amount of "bleed" into Wake Co. A great deal of Johnston County tax dollars are being spent in Wake Co. So, yeah, Johnston County residents don't pay taxes to Wake County, but they certainly spend their money in the county...at restaurants, at sports and entertainment venues, at retail stores, etc... I don't think Wake Co is too eager to lose those dollars. Ya'll come back now, you hear...
In the source referenced, this is quoted - "The Triangle" originally referred to the universities, whose research facilities, and the educated workforce they provide, have historically served as a major attraction for businesses located in the region.

The original and real definition is NCSU to Duke to UNC. That makes a triangle and was the original definition. Everything after that is an add on for marketing purposes.
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Old 12-28-2008, 12:48 PM
 
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In the source referenced, this is quoted - "The Triangle" originally referred to the universities, whose research facilities, and the educated workforce they provide, have historically served as a major attraction for businesses located in the region.

The original and real definition is NCSU to Duke to UNC. That makes a triangle and was the original definition. Everything after that is an add on for marketing purposes.
Well, in that case, Cary wouldn't be a part of the "Triangle" either. Things change, and areas expand. Heck, DC now pretty much includes everything from Fredericksburg to the outskirts of Baltimore to Frederick.
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Old 12-28-2008, 05:35 PM
 
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Draw a line from NCSU to DUKE to UNC. That is basically what would be considered the real Triangle. Everyone else is just trying to ride on the coattails of the Triangle.

COAT TAILS????? HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA I SHUN your "coattails".

Man am I glad we moved to Harnett county! With attitudes like this, who needs you? I am glad you aren't MY neighbor!!
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Old 12-28-2008, 06:20 PM
 
Location: SW Durham, NC
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I don't get it. If you are willing to drive to them, why does it matter?
Exactly!
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