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Old 07-13-2007, 06:29 AM
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Hey Now~ we are considering a move from NC to the Lewisburg area. I have read on the forums about all the crazy taxes in WV but it seems to vary by county. Any info on this would be helpful.
Is WV one of the states that is going to implement the Animal ID (NAIS)?
Also what is the weather like there in the winter, any snow? Temps?
Also what are the gun laws like?
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Old 07-13-2007, 07:02 AM
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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I think you'd like Lewisburg, big enough to have a couple of big-box stores (WalMart, Lowes), but still a small town at heart. Nice historical district downtown.

Income and sales taxes are uniform, state-wide. Income tax is graduated, from 3.5% to 6.5%. Sales tax is 6% (5% on food?). In addition, there are a number of nuisance taxes. The most notable of these is the personal property tax, which, I believe, is 5% of the NADA Blue Book value of your vehicle, every year.

Property taxes are set by the county/municipality. General consensus is that they're lower than many states, both in terms of the actual rate, and the fact that housing prices are quite affordable in WV.

I'm not familiar with Animal ID, and I've not seen it mentioned in either of the county papers that I read regularly.

Lewisburg is in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains, and so gets a decent amount of snow every winter. It's not in the heaviest snowfall region (Davis to Snowshoe), but it's definitely winter territory.

I don't know about the gun laws, but hunting and fishing are big pastimes in WV, so I wouldn't think the laws are too strict.

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Old 07-13-2007, 08:49 AM
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I grew up in Lewisburg/Ronceverte. Yes, it definitely snows in Greenbrier County. Lewisburg is the county seat so it is a very nice town with a hosipital.
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Old 07-13-2007, 03:29 PM
Location: Triangle, North Carolina
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WV is a right to carry state. A Castle Doctrine member, and #13 overall in nationwide taxation.

Depending on your area of NC you will find Lewisburg equal to or cheaper than North Carolina.
I have been noticing when it comes to taxation, North Carolina is gaining ground. Here in Georgia we refer to NC as North Taxalina, since the Demmies have taken over the Governor's office, the house, and the senate.

For weather, think Asheville, NC or areas like Surry County (Mayberry) Mount Airy.

Good Luck
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