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Abhd from Statesville, NC
Mount Airy, NC
Be warned! I am a married 28 year old mother of one. I guess you could call Mount Airy my hometown, because I have lived here for 14 years. I met my husband here and I don't want to talk 'bad' about "Mayberry"..BUT I feel its my duty to warn folks who have heard about this wonderful little cute town of "Mayberry" and are drawn to this small town charm. Most people might think that the crime is non-existant here. Wrong. There is lots of drug activity here that remains mostly 'hush hush' because people dont want to talk about it. The issue is boredom. The town commisioners, etc. dont want to offer the younger crowd any type of activites.. there are no clubs, bars, concerts of any kind that would appeal to the younger crowd. The economy here is AWFUL!!! And when I say awful, that is putting it mildly. Ninety percent of the people I know have to drive to Winston Salem/Greensboro and even farther is Charlotte, making the commute at least an hour one way. The town used to be sprawling with mill/manufacturing type jobs, and now with NAFTA being in place.. those jobs are gone. There are many, many people here drawing un-employment checks. If it weren't for social security, government assistance and un-employment checks, this town would suffer. This town is nothing but a dead end road..its turned into a boring tourist/retirement town and nothing more than that.. and I think thats all it will ever be. Do your research.. look it up yourself. My husband and I are actually moving within a week to Charlotte and looking very forward to this. And by the way.. the people are so close-minded here, that if you wear the color black twice in a row, you are considered a "devil worshiper".

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