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Old 10 May 2017, 12:22
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Raleigh Durham or Burlington NC

Good Afternoon everyone.

I am reaching out for some information, suggestions and knowledge.

The significant other has accepted a transfer from the Richmond VA to Durham VA for a new position.

Her start date is June 12, 2017 and we need to start looking for her a place to stay. We are not familiar with the area except to stay and watch the Durham Bulls, Carolina Mud Cats or Hurricane games.

Our plan is for her to get and settled in then I will start looking at Raleigh, Durham or Burlington PD if she likes the area and the position.

I appreciate all the advice and help.
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Old 10 May 2017, 12:35
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I am in Durham; aside from the military and college, been here most of my life. PM me for info or with questions.
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Old 10 May 2017, 12:49
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I have been in Raleigh since '88. Let me know what I can do.
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Old 10 May 2017, 12:49
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I spent the first 8 years of my life in Durham, need to make a trip back that way.
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Old 13 May 2017, 11:21
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I live in Wake Forest, which is becoming a small version of NY, NJ, CT with all the transplants moving here.
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Old 13 May 2017, 16:55
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I live in Wake Forest, which is becoming a small version of NY, NJ, CT with all the transplants moving here.
Here in Charlotte is the same thing. All transplants.
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Old 14 May 2017, 10:33
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I spent the first 8 years of my life in Durham, need to make a trip back that way.
You wouldn't recognize it. You know we're in trouble when a major, national publication lists it as a "hip"city.
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Old 14 May 2017, 11:02
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You wouldn't recognize it. You know we're in trouble when a major, national publication lists it as a "hip"city.
I bet.
I looked around the neighborhood on google street view, yep don't recognize much.

Same thing with Oak Island (where we moved after leaving Durham).
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Old 14 May 2017, 11:23
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"hip"
I wasn't going to use that word, in case that would scare off osubuckeye762.

Durham is way more hipster-ish, but also has way getter music, art, food.

OTOH, Raleigh has a beltline and in some people's mind defines a line between the sneetches.
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Old 15 May 2017, 15:18
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I live in Wake Forest, which is becoming a small version of NY, NJ, CT with all the transplants moving here.
And they're bringing all their thieving ways also!

Time too head out towards Rolesville .....
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Old 18 May 2017, 09:11
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I wasn't going to use that word, in case that would scare off osubuckeye762.

Durham is way more hipster-ish, but also has way getter music, art, food.

OTOH, Raleigh has a beltline and in some people's mind defines a line between the sneetches.
Better food and music also increases property values a metric shit-ton. My wife and I owned a rental house, bought it for $75K; sold it for $179K. "Gentrification" and now the bluebloods at Duke want to live in the hood.

I live in the county now, and the encroachment is noticeable.
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Old 24 August 2017, 16:21
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I wanted to update and thank everyone for the suggestions.
She has finally found a place in Durham. She likes the area and the neighborhood and it is an easy drive to the VA.

We will be shutting down the Richmond house next week and moving all the junk to Durham.

This morning I was offered a position with the Charlotte Medical Examiners Office as a Death Investigator, and this afternoon I was offered a position with NC Probation and Parole for the Chowan County/Edenton area.

I have spent the afternoon comparing cost of living in Edenton/Elizabeth City to Charlotte/Gastonia in regards to salaries for both.
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Old 24 August 2017, 17:45
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Let us know if and when y'all land in the Old North State.

Hope it works out the way you want.
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Old 24 August 2017, 18:59
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Thanks...

Both have their pluses and minuses, and both are great jobs.
Charlotte pays pretty decent, but the State pays what the state pays whether it is VA or NC (low). The biggest factor is: which salary can I live decent on, and also enjoy the most job satisfaction.

I told my mom and dad on the phone this evening, of all the years of getting rejection letters from various jobs, it would be nice to have gotten one from one of these agencies so I wouldn't have to be mature and pick one.

It looks like touchdown will be on the 1st of Sept. She better have cable set up or we are getting a hotel so we can watch college football.
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Old 25 August 2017, 07:50
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"She better have cable set up or we are getting a hotel so we can watch college football."

It's really all about priorities, isn't it?:) Good luck to you and yours on the move and new positions.
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