Anyone know Statesville NC? - Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-09-2006, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
Tom Cat
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 409
Anyone know Statesville NC?

Hi all
My mom is considering moving to the Statesville area in North Carolina this summer or fall. We are planning a trip to check the area out but I thought I'd see if anyone here knows the area. If you do, what were your impressions of it? My mom is looking for a fairly small town environment. She lives outside Harrisburg PA now and is unhappy with the constant buildup that's been going on for the past twenty five years. The great thing about the area she's in now is that it's pretty close to a lot of big cities so she can enjoy the benefits of both the small town and the city at the same time. I'm under the impression that Statesville is within range of Charlotte and Winston-Salem. Anyway, sorry to run on so long but I would really appreciate it if anyone who knows the area could chime in with some observations or descriptions.

Kel
Kelae is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-09-2006, 02:00 PM
Cat Addict
 
catnip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,513
I was there twice on my way to and from SC in October last year. Seemed like a very nice, typical southern town. I-77 practically runs right through it. JB's Cigar right off the interstate is really cool.

-steve


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
catnip is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-09-2006, 05:19 PM
Cool Cat
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,134
You will definitely learn the difference between 'rednecks' and 'nice country people'. The nice country people are always friendly, never rude and when they speak, they speak with intelligence. Rednecks are rude and say some of the dumbest things. In my job I see a lot of both and I'm amazed at the depth of cruelty and ignorance some people display when they tell me how they treat their pets. On the other side of the coin, many surprise me with their depth of caring and their generosity. Unfortunately racism is still alive and well here, so start growing that thick skin now. Most people are not openly hostile with their bigotry, but being a white woman I have had a few people say some pretty horrible things about other people to me under their breath and with a wink like I'm supposed to 'know what they mean'. The woodlands and wild places around here are beautiful. In the mountains of NC you will still see some winter weather, but not like up north. The water straight from the tap tastes good. And, best of all, you will be able to buy Cheerwine, the nectar of the gods! If you haven't had this wonderful beverage, get some as soon as you get here. It's heaven in a 20oz. bottle!
Sky Eyes Woman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-10-2006, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
Tom Cat
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 409
Sky Eyes are you saying that the people are generally unpleasant?
Kelae is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-10-2006, 09:36 PM
Cool Cat
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,134
No no, not at all. I've just noticed a stark contrast between the classes, I guess. People seem to be more vocal here. I did not see much racism when I lived in Michigan, but there is more here. It's the south. There are some strange laws here. It only became legal to get a tattoo in this state last year. Most counties will not sell alcohol on Sundays. There are more people here that are very vocal about religion. Most attempts at opening an 'adult video' store here are immediately quashed. Those that do manage to get the approval and permits to open are protested out of existence shortly after opening. There are a LOT of churches.

Ah, but I'm going on about the negative stuff again. I guess I'm biased because I don't really like it here. I miss Michigan really bad.

You'll really be impressed by the beauty of the forests and mountains in NC. I got lost on Hwy. 11 one night after a rain shower and the smell of the pine trees was so good I had to roll down the window to take it in and I wasn't in any hurry to get back to the road I had missed. Also the weather is cooler in NC than it is here in SC. Statesville is far enough inland for hurricanes to not be much of a danger, even if a big enough one hits that can really wreck the coast. The beaches are nice, though. They also have a lot of places where you can go to a gemstone mine, buy buckets of dirt from it and sift it for raw gems. I know that sounds like a weird thing to do, but try it, it's fun. If you smoke, you'll be happy to find out cigarettes are very cheap in the Carolinas. Most restaraunts down here will give you sweet tea when you order just tea. Textiles are a big business here and there are a lot of textile plants to work in if you like factory work.

Sorry if I gave you the impression that people here are not good people. There are plenty of them. I work in retail so I remember the rude ones more than the nice ones, really.
Sky Eyes Woman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome