I, too, am a transplant from Maine now living in the Wilmington, NC area. I learned to drive in snow and grew up with it every winter, and because of this I have a healthy respect for winter weather and I am extremely glad that I am not one of those obnoxious northerners. Driving in the winter weather down here is not the same as it was in Maine. I learned that on my very first NC snow. I stay home now and I'm glad schools closed during Leon to keep our kids safe. Safety is paramount when Mother Nature throws us a curve ball. People around here know how to prepare for storms, being that we live in hurricane territory, and I look to my local friends for their advise with any kind of threatening weather. This is my home now and I respect my neighbors and we help each other any time there is a crisis.
To those that only complain about the lifestyle and people here in the South, if you don't like it, then go back to where you came from and take your moronic opinions with you. I love it here and I'll stand beside these Southerners and defend them against anyone who dares to insult them, for this is my home as well now.
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