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Old 12-02-2007, 11:47 PM
 
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Hello Everyone:

Recently I proposed to my sweetheart and she accepted my offer for
marriage on the way up to the smokey mountains. I am from the
Milwaukee area and will be relocating in a couple of weeks to Sylva
and I appreciate this forum as I learn the local native customs in your
area. Any of the answers you can give me will help my transition to
your area and thanks in advance!

Is their a place that I can watch the Green Bay Packers on tv in
the area ?

I have T mobile cell phone service and when I was there it switched
over to ATT. I was wondering how that will work moving into a new
state . I think everyone I talked to in your area uses verizon so I
would like to go with that service.

On my move up there a have a corolla and will probably be using a
uhaul from Milwaukee to Sylvia . I hope I can make it on the mountain
roads ok with a trailer. Also I did get a gps unit that works great you
have some windy roads around the mountains!

I will be looking for work in the security or social services field and
if you have any tips on websites to help me secure employment it
is appreciated.

Also I have a motor cycle license now will I be able to have it when
I get my regular drivers license and do you have emissions testing in
Jackson County?

My final question and I hope I dont sound stupid asking it is what
is a tarheel?

Looking forward to your responses and help and I really like the
people I have met in North Carolina you are friendly and helpful.
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Old 12-04-2007, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Congratulations on your recent engagement!

Here's a definition of Tar Heel that I found on Wikipedia: Tar Heel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Happy reading!
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Old 12-05-2007, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Is their a place that I can watch the Green Bay Packers on tv in the area?
Try Headlights in Waynesville, which is about 15 miles down the road from Sylva. It's a sports bar-type establishment with good food, an extensive beer selection and multiple TVs. It's also nonsmoking, if that makes a difference either way.

As a South Florida resident, I was able to catch the Dolphins game on a recent visit there (yes, even at 0-12, I'm still a fan, though I'm not sure why).
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:49 PM
 
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I agree with Headlights. The mexican rest. at the Bi-lo center also has two televisions and the free salsa and chips works great with cold beer. Quite a few establishments are going smoke free here in Haywood county.
We moved from SWFL a few years ago and my husband actually backed his long bed dually truck with a trailer loaded with two 4 wheelers and the huge moving truck up the road and down the drive......just use caution.
I think you will enjoy life here. Laid back, nice people, etc.
I'm not as familiar with Sylva but I work in that area and all west of there.
They just had a few positions filled in the 'social/human services' arena but I"m sure there is more around.
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:43 PM
 
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Default have you made the move yet?

I'll try to answer your questions as i remember them!
There is a small bar called O'Malleys on Asheville Highway in Sylva that hasabout 12 tv's and try to show as much as they can. they have cable and sat (including NFL ticket). I hang out there quite often!

Verizon is used in the area more than everything else combined. Coverage is fair, but in my opinion is better than any other in these mountains.

You should be fine pulling a trailer. There are a few mountains that you will have to downshift to go up, don't try to push your vehicle up them. . . if it seems to be dragging don't worry about how fast you are going! worry about your car. these roads are kinda hard on cars, transmissions in particular.

You will probably have better luck in the social services field, rather than security. . .but who knows. I think the website is The Employment Security Commission of North Carolina or .org. Most all local jobs can be found there. Also, try the local college website (southwestern community college) also check out the sylva herald newspaper. . . .oh yeah, for security you may want to look into the cherokee casino. . . provided you have no felonies and can pass an immense drug test!

There are no emissions tests in Jackson County yet. As far as keeping your mc license, i think you still have to take a written test if you have an out of state license already. and i'm not sure about that. . . i have mine too, you are going to LOVE these mountains as there are some world famous motorcycle roads very local (the dragon).

. . . .and as for your final question, a Tarheel. . . .wait til ya git here, look inta the murrar. . . and thar ya gotcha a tarheel!
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Old 01-08-2008, 07:29 AM
 
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Sylva is a great 'little' town, except "IF"" you want to go anywhere....

The traffic jam, at the stop light down from O'Malleys is just unbelievable at sometimes during the day....during rush hour????....
I mean, traffic will be backed up a mile or more....

SMALL TOWN!!!! YES.....
Big town problems.....YES!!!!

It's also a college town??? Cullowhee down the road 2-3 miles....

You're lucky!!!! You got a 24 hr WalMart to shop at....LOL!!!! [That's about it]

Waynesville is 15 minutes away...BUT....there ain't much there either....

SSSSOOOOO!!!! ""IF"" you want to do any shopping...you'll have to go to Asheville....
And that's about an hour away....

If you like living in the middle of NOWHERE....Sylva is the place!!!!
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Old 01-10-2008, 07:46 PM
 
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Sylva is a cute town in the middle of wild, wonderful Jackson County. Western Carolina University is just down the road. You can probably find a bunch of Packers fans at O'Malleys in Sylva... or most anywhere, for that matter... (I have liked the Packers since Bart Starr's days (although I have a fondness for the Redskins). I used to watch games with my Dad. Headlights, in Waynesville, aslo has sports on TV and a good beer list (bottled) as was pointed out above by my good friend, Chisoxfan.

Don't listen to naysayers. If you spend some time in this area, and like it - chances are it will suit you. If you spend a little time here, don't research the area, don't like the locals, want a big mall within 10 minutes - you probably won't like the area. That's the great thing about this country - you have the freedom to make whatever choices work for you. I wish you much luck.
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Old 01-11-2008, 08:32 PM
 
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Smile I made it and thanks for all the replies everyone!

Hello Everyone:

Well I made the trip from Wisconsin and it was an intresting drive I really
respect the mountain roads here now and am glad I have a gps to guide
me my destinations.

It looks like I will have employment soon and I am adjusting to finding
the things I need by planning ahead living in a small town now.

I went to headlights for the last packer game and I will be attending
Omalleys in sylvia tomorrow to watch the pack take on the seahawks
and it should be a good game.

Thanks for all of the support and the information you gave me was
very helpful.

My BEst
cosmicguy
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:54 AM
 
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I went to headlights for the last packer game and I will be attending
Omalleys in sylvia tomorrow to watch the pack take on the seahawks
and it should be a good game.

You're welcome - and don't forget - It's "Sylva" (no "i"). Right now, I bet you had a great time watching the Packers romp in the snow! Go Pack!!!
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Old 01-20-2008, 10:55 AM
 
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Default Welcome to Sylva and Jackson County

You have received some great info on Sylva in these posts, but like stated before, ignore the naysayers. You will find that O'Malley's is a great place to hang with friends and catch a game. The owners, Lynn and Kevin Stanberry are good friends of mine.
You should probably switch that phone to Verizon. By far the best service in Western N. Carolina.
Everyone forgot to mention to you that WCU has a campus police. I have no clue if they are looking, but definitely worth checking on. State benefits and limited area to patrol althought full of college rowdiness!!!
Harrah's Casino could also be a good place to search security employment. Social Services building is located behind Lowe's if you have not located it yet.
Have fun at O'Malley's and I too will be pulling for Favre and the Pack.
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