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Study: People moving to North Carolina

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A study by United Van lines says Americans are still moving to North Carolina at a higher rate than any other state in the country. The nation's largest mover of household goods has been tracking moves since 1977. United spokeswoman Maya Lunnermann says the study reviewed nearly 213,000 household moves handled by the company last year. North Carolina had the highest inbound moving rate for the second straight year. Nevada was second, followed by the District of Columbia, Oregon and Alabama. Michigan had the highest rate of out-of-state moves, followed by North Dakota. New Jersey was third, followed by New York and Illinois. The study did not try determine the reasons for the moves. (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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The did it with musket and bayonet on April 12th 1861 and they've been doing it ever since !

Moving to North Carolina

Apparantly it has become almost impossible for an average person to afford to live in those northern blue states. I would think you would realize by now that the blue part has something to do with that, but maybe not. If you must move to North Carolina, now that you've filled up Florida, please consider leaving your politics back where you came from. If you don't, you're going to screw up this state too, and then where you go?

Holy Union Batman, it is Fair

Yes...Unions did a lot for the worker years ago, but they are the equivalent of organized crime and corruption, now.

Oh why did I come across this article!!

Are we not all Americans? HELLO!? We point fingers at other nations for not being able to get along with each other yet look at us? I agree that it is pathetic that it takes something like the tragedy of 9/11 or a natural disaster to unite us, temporarily of course. ADAPT people... EVOLVE people... GROW UP people! It's a shame that we piss and moan about the most insignificant things when a great many people would die (and have died) to have the liberties and luxuries we take for granted on a daily basis. I love the U.S.A., but sometimes I'm embarrassed by some of the American people.

I had to not care to feel welcome.

I'm in my 3rd year of living here and we moved into the country rural area specifically for privacy. We have that privacy now but we were surprised when we realized we had to fight for it. I also get irritated at the fact that for example my father, husband, mother, 2 friends and I decide after working hard building a garage one Saturday, we all want to get some beer and throw down...I get nominated to buy it and if a local is ringing me up I get looked up and down with disdain...because I'm single handedly buying two cases of beer...and they do look you up and down about like they are smelling poop... In my more short tempered moments I'll tell them "Whew, after I drink all these 48 beers by myself tonight...I'm coming back tomorrow for a diet coke and a baby ruth...." Uggh...that's what I hate...the look down your nose thing the locals have where I'm living....

You misunderstood their

You misunderstood their reaction. They were upset at not being invited...

this comment block

That is the funniest stuff I have ever read! Thank you all. I was bored. :-) Jerry Springer has nothing on you!

Hispanic population

Stop fighting amongst each other and address the real problem...ILLEGAL ALIENS! While you all are beating each other up with hateful post on this site the illegals are taking over the whole country. NORTH CAROLINA being one of the worst states for ILLEGAL HISPANICS to settle in and call it home! Our whole way of life is in jeopardy! Wake up! Dirsct your venom where it belongs before we lose our culture and the american lifestyle we all enjoy and love!

I'm from Wilmington, grew up

I'm from Wilmington, grew up here, lived here most of my life...Wilmington's not ruined because of Northerners moving here, but because its growth was poorly planned. It wouldn't have mattered where people moving here came from, if you need to accommodate three times as many people, then you need to start building adequate roads, sewers, etc., and not give builders carte blanche to build wherever they want without addressing this stuff. Having said that, I welcome our friends from the North here.

Im pissed that i couldnt

Im pissed that i couldnt even find a parking spot in the town i grew up in
To watch the fireworks in the city i grew up in but evry other car had tags from new york, new jerseypa all the north states. They come here and take advantage of everything we worked hard to create and then bitch about payin taxes.

I would like to be an Indian

I guess all those pointless comments about Northerners and Southerners was meant to awaken me from my sleep but I must yawn at both sides lack of intensity. Lets not forget our history, I believe that someone said the North won and therefore they are allowing us to stay, perhaps his forefathers were not so arrogant to boast such a claim and move south or else just such would have happened, but North Carolina militia shot their own general when he recommended surrendering, the difference between now and then is our grandfathers would have died before selling swampland to ignorant idiots or sand that would not grow crops, but us dumb southerners have somehow managed to convince the geniuses from up north that these are valuable properties. By doing such for greed we have completely destroyed a culture and are now whining about it, but all hope is not lost there is still a chance that economic woes for the south will drive are northerners back to which they came. Or a shift in climate will make north of the Mason Dixon Line a Decent Place To Live. What I like most is that northerners can move here and become southerners, since they are superior and must know everything; this means that my life long dream of being and Indian can be accomplished by moving to a reservation the only problem with this is that no one can believe that by shifting geological regions that you can change your disposition except southerners or else we would not have sold out are legacy. And for our northern insurgents, military tactic are not a prelude to acceptance. The Bottom Line Is How Can You Be Happy Living In A Place That Makes You Unhappy (BOTH SIDES CAN MOVE WE GOT THAT RIGHT WHEN WE BEAT ENGLAND)

Swamp land for sale

I agree with most of what you said. Our southern ancestors had enough sense not to even clear swamp land or plant anything there because they knew without a doubt that sooner or later it would flood and kill their crops. Then came the Yankees with their money, intelligence, and ideas of putting in fraction of acre lots to move in more Yankees. We took worthless land and sold it to them and we got rich too. They in turned tried to develop the swamp land, haul in more dirt, added drainage, water and sewer, laid off quarter acre lots, built houses with illegal alien labor, sodded the yard and sold it as prime "high" land. The only problem is when we have hurricanes like Floyd when the rain stops the standing water is now 4 feet deep in these expensive houses. I wonder why? Could it be because these houses were built in a swamp? I have had so many people ask me if this and that development used to be swamp land. I always laugh and say "yep", it was. Hey, I don't care if they move down here and spend their money. Just think, when they retire and move here, and settle down waiting for death, they support our tax foundation and they don't add a lot to it. Just think, what if the younger Yankees moved here along with their children? It could be worse, so stop complaining. I love it, the more that move here the more job security I have.

Am I missing something here,

Am I missing something here, or isn't what makes America a great nation is that we are ONE COUNTRY? If no one moved from where they were born and raised, we wouldn't be the great nation we have become. This idiotic notion of Notherns vs. Southerns is pathetic. One Nation Under God.

Missing Something

I've studied this for years. Understand that the resentment is far more deep rooted than just the North winning the war. It goes back to the days of the Constitution. If you truly wished to know, you could find out. I would more than happy to share what I know but it would take hours of text, which most likely, would be a waste of time. I've got 2 Northern Grandparents and 2 Southern Grandparents and do not take sides. However, the resentment that is not tongue in cheek is understandable.

No it's not. This crap

No it's not. This crap happened 200 years ago and neither you or anyone else in the south was around then. So forget it. Idiot.

Reasons why yankees don't fit in

Things I have learned by growing up and living in North Carolina Possums sleep in the middle of the road with their feet in the air. There are 5,000 types of snakes on earth and 4,998 live in North Carolina. There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 live in North Carolina plus a couple no one has seen before. If it grows, it sticks; if it crawls, it bites. Onced and Twiced are words. It is not a shopping cart; it is a buggy. People actually grow and eat okra. "Fixinto" is one word. There is no such thing as "lunch." There is only dinner and then there is supper. Iced tea is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it when you're two. We do like a little tea with our sugar! Backards and forwards means, "I know everything about you ." D'Jeet? is actually a phrase meaning "Did you eat?" You don't have to wear a watch because it doesn't matter what time it is. You work until you're done or it's too dark to see. You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH them. You measure distance in minutes. You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day. "Fix" is a verb. Example: "I'm fixing to go to the store." All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect or animal. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked. You know what a "DAWG" is. You carry jumper cables in your car . . . for your OWN car. There are only four spices: salt, pepper, Tabasco and ketchup. The local papers cover national and international news on one page, but require 6 pages for court news and sports. The first day of deer season is a national holiday. 100 degrees Fahrenheit "a little warm." We have four seasons: Almost Summer, Summer, still Summer and Christmas. Going to Wal-mart is a favorite past time known as "goin' Wal-Martin" or off to "Wally World." A cool snap (below 70 degrees) is good pinto-bean weather. A carbonated soft drink isn't a soda, cola or pop. . . it's a Coke, regardless of brand or flavor. Example: "What kinda coke you want?" Fried catfish is the other white meat. We don't need no stinking driver's ed . . . if our mama says we can drive, we can drive. EVERYONE can't be a North Carolinian; it takes talent. You might say it's an art form or a gift from God!


This is the reason we left not the reson we didn't fit can have NC baby!!!!! We got NYC & Jerzee Enjoy!

Then get gone

Hit 95N as fast as you can. Take a yankee friend with you.

You Might be Sued if.....

Jeff Foxworthy and his lawyers saw this post without giving him credit. Most, if not all, are his redneck jokes, altered a bit to fit North Carolina. Don't write it if it is not a unique thought!!!


"There are 5,000 types of snakes on earth and 4,998 live in North Carolina. There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 live in North Carolina plus a couple no one has seen before. " WHAT?? Are you trying to scare people away? Shame on you. lol You shouldn't write this stuff, some idiots may believe you.

This whole post is just sad.

This whole post is just sad.


I've been down here from Pa. for 28 years. I came from a very small town with very low crime. I relocated for work and have been employed with one company for 20 years. This area was beautiful, clean and you could enjoy the beaches without feeling like you were intruding on someones "private" place. Now this area is over crowded, high priced and hostal. I would love to go back to that beautiful cold small town that still has low crime rate, but my southern husband, my children and grandchildren and my job is here, so it would hard for me to leave this overcrowded, hostile "Southern Hospitality"...but I still try to make the best of it and Love my neighbors...even the ones that call me a "Damn Yankee" mmmmm....I don't regret moving here but my heart hurts that people here can only get along during hurricanes and tornados....the rest of the time it's ...get off "my beach" take "I40 West"...mmmm..."Ya'll" should be ashamed...what a fine example to be setting for your children and grandchildren...I don't think things will get any better with the attitudes I see and hear being passed down....

Sadly, that is one of the

Sadly, that is one of the very many pains economic growth brings. I've lived down here for as long as you have, and it has changed for the worst. In this day and age, anybody who were smart enough would not move down here. I tend to agree the Northern attitude is a lot different (for the most part), but the problem with the Northerners that keep coming here is exactly that (i.e. the ones who keep coming). What about the Northerners that aren't bad? They almost never come. You get all these uppity ones who don't give a fuck about what they do, and it ruins it for those of us who aren't bad. MANY Northerners don't know how (BAD) it really is down here. The change catches many by surprise. I don't mind being hated and called a ''Damn Yankee!''. In fact, that's what I want these southern fools to do so they leave me alone (something they have a hard time doing). Many people moving for the lower cost(s) on everything are lame cheapskaters are you can probably see. I would muh rather pay more and be happy than vice versa. North Carolinians complain about Northerners dominating, but these Carolina fucks (the BIGGEST wannabes I have ever seen in my ENTIRE LIFE) are just allowing them to take over b/c of their sorry economic growth. The pay rates down here are for shit but I won't get into that. They tell me that if I hate it so much that I should leave. That's exactly what I plan in doing, and years later I will get over the memories of this god awful place INFESTED with mental case fucktards :-)

Dumb yanks

I have lived here my whole life and the only thing that is making NC crappy is all the northerners that are moving down here to turn our beautiful beach side state into a crappy hole like Jersey or NY. Why do you think they are moving here in the first place? Because they ruined their state. Thats why. They will come here and drive our taxes up, kill our economy and then all that will be left will resemble the dump that NY has turned into. It will soon be a disgusting filfthy place, then they will move on to the west to terrorize the west coast beaches. Enjoy while you still can, Won't tsake long to ruin the southern way of life. PS for those that complianed about nc, Remember how you got here, I-95 runs both ways. We'd love to see you go. BTW, what exactly was the point in fighting for the north if you didn't want it anyway?

Amen to that

I totally agree. It is like some star trek episode where an aggressive alien species searches for a new world to transform and make habitable for them because they ruined their home world. Where is the end to it? It certainly is not in sight by my calculations.

First of all , have you ever

First of all , have you ever been to NY? My guess is that you couldn't even bat an eye at a penthouse apartment there. Without growth and population there would be zero economy here in this hellhole you like to refer to as the "Southern way of life". Get real this is North Carolina, and as far from being in the South as you could be. Why don't you try living in Alabama, Louisiana or Florida and then you may tell everyone you live in the South. Instead of driving out the taxpayers, how about doing something about all the riff raff on the streets, you know the ones who are setting churches on fire, stabbing young children, stealing from the elderly....... I think you should concentrate on those issues, after all they didn't migrate from other states, the riff raff are adults and teens that are from here, that is pretty sad! You won't see that retiree from New Jersey burning down our local Baptist Church, or robbing the local gas station now would you? Perhaps you should focus your time on keeping kids out of gangs, and in the schools....... I think there are alot of other things you could be doing with your time, instead of complaining about people who have worked their entire lives, paid taxes and now want to retire in an affordable place, as now they only have a pension to live on....... By the way, do you even have a job, my guess is you have never paid a dime in taxes. Yes that is right people like you are the ones who get a free ride and then think they have the right to complain....

First of all, have you ever

"have you ever been to NY?" Unfortunately, yes. "My guess is that you couldn't even bat an eye at a penthouse apartment there." I couldn't afford to - and my guess is that you couldn't either. "Without growth and population there would be zero economy here in this hellhole you like to refer to as the "Southern way of life"." "Wrong. Born here ('62) and remember the days! No, we didn't have the filthy lucre you Yankees prize so highly but we had family and neighbors who really did care. Our hospitality was intended for each other. We used to play in the streets under incandescent streetlamps while the parents relaxed on front porch gliders as the cicadas sang in the trees...yeah..."hellhole"! "how about doing something about all the riff raff on the streets, you know the ones who are setting churches on fire, stabbing young children, stealing from the elderly....... I think you should concentrate on those issues, after all they didn't migrate from other states..." No, they didn't migrate from other states...they were brought here against their will. As for how we USED to concentrate on those issues? We might have to eventually go back to a system that worked in the past. "Perhaps you should focus your time on keeping kids out of gangs, and in the schools..." My grown kids were never in gangs and graduated from school, thank you very much. Five Points Gang, La Cosa Nostra, Bloods, Crips, La Familia, La Eme ... sure doesn't sound like anything borne from these parts. "I think there are alot of other things you could be doing with your time, instead of complaining about people who have worked their entire lives, paid taxes and now want to retire in an affordable place, as now they only have a pension to live on..." This is free time! We LOVE to pick on those wonderful bearers of the precious gift known as being from "Up Nawth"! They even say it like we're supposed to be impressed! Like we're supposed to touch your garments and say, "Ooh! Tell me once again: how do you do it...UP NAWTH? D-do you think y-you might be able t-to teach ME how to do that as good as you?" Lol! You want an affordable place to retire on your pension, do ya? Well what's wrong? Did your greedy little 'buy low, sell high' paws end up putting you out of your overdeveloped postage-stamped sized property? My! Pray tell: how can we have THAT down HERE? Show us how you do it, oh Glorious Ones! Help us to understand! "....... By the way, do you even have a job, my guess is you have never paid a dime in taxes." I had one in the 70's. Have owned my own cabinetry business since '78. And believe me: I have paid many dimes in taxes. More than you could count!

i cant believe you really

i cant believe you really believe in what you are quite the ignoramus a proud new yorker

why such hatred? y'all

So much for that Southern Hospitality. Hmmmm... That's SAD. Well, we're here....enough said

WWAY loves to stir things up

With stories like this. They know it will start a lot of crap. That being said, I think even the northerners are tired of people moving here. You can't even drive around here without being pissed off at someone or someone flipping you off even if whatever happens is thier fault. I bet if you stood in front of any store and did a poll, eight out of ten people are not from here. I sure miss the small city I used to know. It was such a nice place. Memories................