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Old 03-05-2009, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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Ehe...really.
I guess we all see things differently.
I live just outside Lynchburg and visit Richmond about 4 times a year. To me Lynchburg is much more southern.
Sorry, but I have to disagree. Richmond just oozes Southern. Lynchburg is moderately Southern- its definitely more Southern than NOVA or Charlottesville

But Richmond is the epitome of the Old South.
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Old 03-05-2009, 03:03 PM
 
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Sorry, but I have to disagree. Richmond just oozes Southern. Lynchburg is moderately Southern- its definitely more Southern than NOVA or Charlottesville

But Richmond is the epitome of the Old South.

I respect your opinion, but I find it the other way around.
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:00 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I'm actually wondering about Lynchburg. Is that a very authentic Southern city? I am a pharmacy student from Maryland and I have the option of doing an internship there for the summer and it would be good if i can experience a whole different world. Many parts of Maryland are quite southern like the Eastern Shore and some of the Baltimore suburbs (the more blue-collar ones though some also say they're more Midwestern) but not where I grew up in Montgomery County. Is the culture and lifestyle in Lynchburg completely different from the Baltimore-Washington area?

I've found that despite being from Montgomery County and Asian American I feel I fit in better in a small town because I am a laid-back person and a conservative Republican. I am considering moving south after graduation if I don't move to the Eastern Shore.
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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I respect your opinion, but I find it the other way around.
Lynchburg is smaller and more provinicial minded. That doesnt make it more Southern...

Just look at Richmond:
Beautiful Richmond, Virginia Photo Gallery by Meade Skelton at pbase.com
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Virginia Livin', Maryland Dreamin'.
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How do you all feel about Newport News?
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:53 PM
 
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How do you all feel about Newport News?
Newport News is cool/have family there. I use to visit Huntington Park
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Old 03-11-2009, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Virginia Livin', Maryland Dreamin'.
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Newport News is cool/have family there. I use to visit Huntington Park
lol..I didnt mean like that..I mean southern or what not..in comparison to other places in VA..
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Old 03-11-2009, 06:47 PM
 
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How do you all feel about Newport News?
I feel like Newport News is more Mid-Atlantic than Southern honestly. From the way people speak, to the culture, to the styles of the buildings/homes in newer sections of the city from midtown to Denbigh area. The older section such as downtown/eastend does have a small town feel to it. I have noticed the older residents tend to still have the tidewater accent more so than other areas, but the younger generation tends to have a strong NYC/Northern influence from gang affiliations to speech. I have friends from Richmond and Newport News who are drastically different. Richmond is much more southern in my opinion. I still believe smaller areas in southside/south central va such as Lynchburg, Danville, South Boston, and Roanoke are the most southern areas of the state.
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Old 03-11-2009, 07:18 PM
 
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Imo, Hr and Richmond are about the same when compared to the rest of the U.S. In terms of Newport News to the rest of the state, the accents are mild to non-existent.
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Old 03-12-2009, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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I feel like Newport News is more Mid-Atlantic than Southern honestly. From the way people speak, to the culture, to the styles of the buildings/homes in newer sections of the city from midtown to Denbigh area. The older section such as downtown/eastend does have a small town feel to it. I have noticed the older residents tend to still have the tidewater accent more so than other areas, but the younger generation tends to have a strong NYC/Northern influence from gang affiliations to speech. I have friends from Richmond and Newport News who are drastically different. Richmond is much more southern in my opinion. I still believe smaller areas in southside/south central va such as Lynchburg, Danville, South Boston, and Roanoke are the most southern areas of the state.
I dont like Newport News at all. But I wouldnt call it Mid-Atlantic. Its simply a military town.
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