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#2630519 NFC South Lead Writer for Bleacher Report, Knox Bardeen, has tidbits

Posted by TheRumGone on 25 January 2014 - 10:56 AM

one thing ill say about abbrederis is the dude knows how to get WIDE fuging open. damn.

#2629804 Very heavily considering moving to NC by the late summer/early fall.

Posted by TheRumGone on 24 January 2014 - 02:12 PM

Black mtn and montreat are great

#2629755 Very heavily considering moving to NC by the late summer/early fall.

Posted by TheRumGone on 24 January 2014 - 01:19 PM

I'm going to put this in both the moving threads as I moved to NC from VA within the last 6 months myself, but previously lived in NC from 1993-2000.


1. Asheville has the second highest cost of living in the Southeast, ranking second only to Atlanta.

2. Charlotte/Mecklenburg County has the highest taxes in NC and the second highest in the southeast- second again only to Atlanta.

3. NC is 7th highest income tax in the country.

4. Charlotte/Mecklenburg County has the highest sales tax in the state (7.25%).

5. Depending on where you live, again Charlotte/Mecklenburg being the highest in the state, property taxes (owing a home) is 3x higher than what I paid in VA if I would have bought inside the city. I purchased in the county and am still paying about 25% more in property taxes than I did in VA. The same size/same priced home I had in VA which cost me almost $900 annually in property taxes, here is $2600 annually. Hence my buying a house in the county.


If I ever decided to be close to Charlotte- can't imagine that I would, but- I'd live across the border in SC and commute.


I love Asheville, think it's a great town. Good food, good music scene and the mountains, camping, and outdoor lifestyle. But Asheville is definitely a city of haves and have-nots, with not a lot in between. As expensive as it is to live there, it is filled with what I call working poor. People trying to make their living off the tourism industry, which is restaurants, entertainment, etc. which are not very well paying jobs.


it just depends on what you are trying to do in asheville. what age you are, if you have kids, ect. If you want a corporate job and start a family. Not a great place.


but if you are a young adult looking to experience some new things and meet new people it's a great city to live in. if you are of that mindset and that kind of person you can get affordable housing and get around the city cheaply. This isn't like philadelphia or san fran the two other cities i've lived in.


i pay 350/month rent with one other roomate and its a nice fuging house. restaurants i wouldn't exactly describe as pricey comparatively speaking. The other good thing about asheville is the surrounding areas are VERY close by and you can still easily access asheville 15-20 minutes away. Woodfin, Hendersonville, Fletcher, Arden, Canton, Candler, Bat Cave are all very close to aville and relatively cheap if you are looking to settle down in the area. WNC is a great place to live.


the have's and have nots are in every city. but i will agree most of the jobs here are restaurants/entertainment. There are a few plants that pay extremely well. 20 plus an hour starting out, and outdoor jobs. like i said asheville is really a distinct city for a certain type of person.

#2629695 Very heavily considering moving to NC by the late summer/early fall.

Posted by TheRumGone on 24 January 2014 - 11:56 AM

Uh.....have you been to Charlotte lately?


I see more affliction and UFC dudes walking the streets there than anywhere else in NC.


sure but it's a city and for what he's trying to do it could be a good place.

#2629665 Set your DVRs for First Take next week. Cam is set to be a "Special Guest...

Posted by TheRumGone on 24 January 2014 - 11:31 AM


#2629661 A Record Collection Thread

Posted by TheRumGone on 24 January 2014 - 11:27 AM

my parents gave me over 80 records for the record player i got a few years ago.


all the old stuff zeppelin, hendrix, crosby stills and nash, pink floyd, grateful dead (i wanted to burn them), the beatles, and some random artists i've never heard of that i will get around to listening to.


i just bought kendrick lamar's good kid maad city on vinyl and it kicks major ass. gonna keep that one in mint condition.

#2629654 Very heavily considering moving to NC by the late summer/early fall.

Posted by TheRumGone on 24 January 2014 - 11:21 AM

damn i can't wait for it to be june and my lease to be up.  for some reason, your post really jazzed me up.


a lot of my friends work at the breweries or restaurants downtown so they can pay for rent, food, ect. and use their extra time honing their true passions so to speak. you'll find a lot of people like that in asheville.

#2629629 Very heavily considering moving to NC by the late summer/early fall.

Posted by TheRumGone on 24 January 2014 - 11:11 AM

asheville or charlotte. wilmington reeks of douchebags minus a select few.


asheville is full of creative people; artists, photographers, musicians, amateur filmakers ect.


hard not to get inspired when you get to see things like this everyday




great music scene; all the big acts come through and play at the orange peel and grey eagle. but they are small venues so its a great comfortable setting. best beer city in america. unreal selection.  there are hippies and hipsters that can annoy the poo out of you but most people are very laid back and friendly mountain folk. its got that small town feel for a city. very easy to make friends and network.


it's the san fran of the east. it does get a bit touristy in the fall cause of the leaves and poo but man this is one of the best cities in america imo.







#2629578 Prediction: Raiders make a go at Hardy.

Posted by TheRumGone on 24 January 2014 - 10:36 AM

And that would free them up from drafting Clowney


or they could do both

#2629340 does your " spirit" die with your body?

Posted by TheRumGone on 24 January 2014 - 12:51 AM

not to stray....

Prying open my third eye!

#2628735 Weird...no guns, knives, axes, crossbows, swords...molotov cocktails...

Posted by TheRumGone on 23 January 2014 - 02:40 PM

Zombie survival guide by max brooks

#2628561 Cap figures update

Posted by TheRumGone on 23 January 2014 - 12:25 PM

dallas lol

#2628552 NFL may change clock rules

Posted by TheRumGone on 23 January 2014 - 12:20 PM

jesus mother mary and joseph, goodell needs to fuging stop. so tired of this dude.

#2628495 Crabtree really is a sucka!

Posted by TheRumGone on 23 January 2014 - 11:38 AM

What does that prove?


Sherman has never been there.....period.  He has no class, maturity level of a high school boy and no clue how to win.  


I feel the exact same way about Cam Newton.  He IS a top 5 QB but he has not clue how to conduct himself on the field.  The celebrations after 1st downs are ridiculous and the TD superman deal is childish and only invites other immature opponents to mock and make fun of him.  You don't see people mocking Brady, Manning, Brees...ect.  Why?  Because they know how to win without smearing it in an opponents face.


It is childish.


old school mentality....


welcome to the new school old man.

#2628442 Jordan Matthews

Posted by TheRumGone on 23 January 2014 - 10:40 AM

I don't why, but I really don't like Benjamin as a receiver prospect. His best quality is being tall. No route-running, he doesn't seem fast (but he could be), he'll be 23 year old redshirt sophomore. 


he's a risk. and if he gets drafted in the first it will be because teams think the risk is worth the reward. his upside is incredible much like Cam's coming out. but the dude is raw as hell. much more raw than Cam was imo

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