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Old 04-23-2014, 05:03 AM
 
Location: 5 Miles to the Beach
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I live on the SC/NC border, born and raised in SC but have always had the joy of both states. The mountains, Lake Lure, Holden Beach and The Turtle Watch Program, Cherokee Casino. Shopping in Charlotte, watching the Panthers play football and can't forget Dale Jr. & NASCAR plus Duke & Carolina basketball.

Then in SC I have the Grand Strand, the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway, the Giordana Velodrome, Charleston, Gamecocks & Tigers too, Riverbanks Zoo. Both states have so much to offer from the great Atlantic Ocean to the beautiful Smoky Mountains.

It don't get any better than this. Life is good in SC and NC.
This.
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Greer
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North Carolina is like South Carolina, but toned down a bit.
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Old 04-23-2014, 02:10 PM
 
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I have lived in both states and honestly, there are good and bad places in each state. Anyone could live a good life in either state. The biggest difference I see between the two is a maturity level. Raleigh and Charlotte aren't as concerned with being on each and every lists to show that the areas are known nationally. In SC, I see the cities and media promoting the areas to a much higher level than reality. And, Charlotte/Raleigh metrics don't require an asterisk. Both cities are growing rapidly (have been for decades) but are not dependent on retiree populations. It is strong organic growth that attracts very talented folks from across the country.
Your complex with Charleston shows in literally almost every single post you make. Its so silly.
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Old 04-23-2014, 02:11 PM
 
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North Carolina is like South Carolina, but toned down a bit.
what you mean toned down a bit????????????????????????????
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:42 PM
 
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Musta been dat damn gubbermint school learning.
Don't bring politics into this, no one cares. There are plenty of threads for the basement dwellers who think they know the answer to every political situation.
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Greer
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what you mean toned down a bit????????????????????????????
Think of all the eccentricities that make South Carolina stand out as a state - North Carolina has them, too, but to a lesser degree. ("Southern-ness," historic Civil War stuff, conservative/Republican dominance in government, fireworks, permissive gun laws, good barbecue. . .)

I'm half joking about this, so please don't take it too seriously.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:19 AM
 
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Think of all the eccentricities that make South Carolina stand out as a state - North Carolina has them, too, but to a lesser degree. ("Southern-ness," historic Civil War stuff, conservative/Republican dominance in government, fireworks, permissive gun laws, good barbecue. . .)

I'm half joking about this, so please don't take it too seriously.
I understand where you're going. South Carolina had Strom Thurmond and North Carolina had Jesse Helms. Both states have always been pretty conservative, although North Carolina has historically been one of the more moderate southern states (along with Virginia) but that's certainly not the case these days with Pat McCrory. I don't want to cause a hail storm of debate, but South Carolina BBQ can't even compare to North Carolina BBQ IMO. When it comes to the Civil War, it's true that SC was the first state to secede and NC was one of the last, but NC actually provided more troops and supplies to the Confederacy than any other state. However, South Carolina definitely paid the price when Sherman came through because they were indeed the first state to secede, they got it even worse than Georgia! Sherman toned it down when he reached NC, mainly because he knew the end was near.
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Old 07-03-2015, 06:28 PM
 
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The silly-sounding way my two brothers who moved to Raleigh 30+ years ago talk.
Can you elaborate?
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Old 07-04-2015, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Greer
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I don't want to cause a hail storm of debate, but South Carolina BBQ can't even compare to North Carolina BBQ IMO.
Well, indeed you can't compare them, but not for the reason you're implying.
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Old 07-07-2015, 09:02 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Born and raised in NC, been living in SC for the past 34 years and I have to say there are vast differences from my time in NC and SC. I grew up on the coast of NC so beach life, the Outer Banks and everything associated is in my blood. Here in SC I'm in the Upstate so the mountains are the focus, Blue Ridge Parkway, etc. lots of beautiful lakes and scenery. Everything is different right down to the accents. There's about 8 hours between where I lived in NC and here in SC and it might as well be across the world as far as culture and lifestyle are concerned. Yes we're all speaking English (sort of haha) but that's about where the similarities end. I love both places but I've been here longer now and it's hard to get used to the humidity when I travel back to NC. I guess it depends on what type of life you're used to as to where is the "best" place to live in the Carolinas, they both offer lots of beauty and history.
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