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    Howdy from the Great State of NC!

    Just wanted to stop by and give my hello's to all from NC. I used to peruse the forum as a guest, and decided to go ahead an join. I am a recent transplant to Eastern NC from sunny South Florida, courtesy of the military . l have been doing planning and redevelopment for about 5 years and look forward to contributing and learning more from each of you on the boards!

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    Greetings from Georgia.
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    A big Western howdy from the Queen City of the Rockies, under the Big Sky, in the Last Best Place.
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    Welcome from the Hoosier State, along the Ohio River, in the Central Time Zone.

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    welcome from downeast Maine!

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    I worked Rockingahm, NC for 7-8 years some time ago. Get involved with the Institue of Government in Chapel Hill. Great organization.

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    Greetings from another Florida transplant now in NC (triangle-area), just moved here this past week. I moved because of the housing downturn and the local government cuts.
    "Never invest in any idea you can't illustrate with a crayon." ~Peter Lynch

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    NIMBY asshatterer Plus Richmond Jake's avatar
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    Greetings from teh Florida panhandle.

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    Welcome I used to be a planner for the City of Greensboro now live in the DC metro area.
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    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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    Quote Originally posted by beach_bum View post
    Greetings from another Florida transplant now in NC (triangle-area), just moved here this past week. I moved because of the housing downturn and the local government cuts.
    That was also a thought in the back of my mind when I left. It's awful down there now, so I think I got 'out' at the right time...lol. I miss it every now and then, but when I get homesick, I just look at my electric bill and my previously non-existent savings account, and all that goes away...LOLOL

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    Quote Originally posted by mike gurnee View post
    I worked Rockingahm, NC for 7-8 years some time ago. Get involved with the Institue of Government in Chapel Hill. Great organization.
    I agree! I attended their Summer Planning Institute a few weeks ago and it was really good. They are a really good resource!

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    Greetings from Central Arizona and a occasional visitor to the Tar Heel State!
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    Quote Originally posted by iCanPlan View post
    That was also a thought in the back of my mind when I left. It's awful down there now, so I think I got 'out' at the right time...lol. I miss it every now and then, but when I get homesick, I just look at my electric bill and my previously non-existent savings account, and all that goes away...LOLOL
    Absolutely, certain population centers in Florida feel like sinking ships for planners. I just graduated with my masters degree there and several of my classmates, at least the ones that have been able to get jobs, had to go out of Florida to find employment.
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    Greetings from a former Jacksonville resident!

    I hated the area when I was there - I found it incredibly boring... But now I am constantly yearning to get back to the coastal Carolina area.

    I think the beaches from Wilmington borth to Emerald Isle are by far the most underrated beaches along the Atlantic.

    I don't know how long you have been there in the area, but if you haven't checked out Flaming Amy's Burrito Barn in Wilmington, it makes for a great excuse to get out of Jacksonville for an evening!
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    Hello, from Dallas, TX!
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