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.