Thinking of Moving to NC

Thinking of Moving to NC

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:17 pm

Well folks as I sit listening to the harmony of two combustion blowere at 80% fan speed, it's warm upstairs and the wife is happy. 12 F outside, the cold can be dealth with but the snow really sucks.

So we keep on coming back to North Carolina. I guess one of my concerns is coal availiability though there will be little use of a heat pump for me in the winter's two or so months..maybe a tiny LL with powervent . :)

Anyways, question is...what part of NC is the most anthacite friendly as far as availiability ? I'm thinking the NW side of the state.... Any comments appreciated as well as any favorite areas of NC as well. Thanks!
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Re: Thinking of Moving to NC

PostBy: mason coal burner On: Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:23 pm

i have close friends in ashville . very beautiful .
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Re: Thinking of Moving to NC

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:35 pm

There are dealers in Richmond, VA which is about 2 hours from us. Not sure if there are closer dealers. I order my Anthracite by the Tractor-Trailer load, and just pay a trucking company to deliver it directly from UAE. $38 per ton to drive it 550 miles.

Today's temp.... 47F
Tonight's temp.. 25F
Next week's temp supposed to be in the 60's and 40 at night :clap:
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Re: Thinking of Moving to NC

PostBy: mason coal burner On: Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:41 pm

by the way that friend of mine is also a morgage broker if you need one i can get you her number .
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Re: Thinking of Moving to NC

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:45 pm

My favorite area of NC is out west - where Ten, NC and Virgina all come together. It's pretty mountainous but not like the Rockies. I don't care much for the coast, to many tourist and people just traveling through. From my research it would be hard to find a source of anthracite. You'd either have to switch to Bit or get a truck load to make it profitable. The winter weather isn't that bad, my Mom lives just south of Murphy, NC and it rarely drops below 25. They do get the occasional ice storm but it only lasts a few days. If I had a job skill that could go anywhere that's where I'd head - actually we are planning to retire in that tri state area. Check it out.
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Re: Thinking of Moving to NC

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:53 am

Never wintered in NC, but used to go to a fiddlers contest in Union Grove, NC (Iredell County) for years & years. Real pretty country. ;)
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Re: Thinking of Moving to NC

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:48 am

My son just moved to Hickory about 30 mins from the Black Forest. Beautiful country and not as cold, however, I will stay where I am. Winter is a cleansing process and keeps the nasties out.
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Re: Thinking of Moving to NC

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:00 pm

Wow, thanks for all the ideas.

I talked this over with my wife and she's looking for a town that as you enter on Main Street that you'd think you were in the 50's. Maybery RFD. Or are most of the rural areas pretty much like that ?

We're thinkin of comin down this summer for a visit.

Thanks

Ug
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Re: Thinking of Moving to NC

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:16 pm

Uglysquirrel wrote:I talked this over with my wife and she's looking for a town that as you enter on Main Street that you'd think you were in the 50's. Maybery RFD.

We found it. :)
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Re: Thinking of Moving to NC

PostBy: whistlenut On: Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:33 pm

It is a beautiful state, but I sure like the Ashville area, too. Nice people, scenic.....but if humidity is not you friend, then visit in the summer and see if you can handle it. I can see frizzy hair Fred sucking down those mint juleps and puttin' the rozen to the bow!!!! I was there 15 years back when they flew the first Concorde into that airport. I don't think the noise abatement ordinance was enforced that weekend. WOW!!! Even the Biltmore shoot on the takeoff climb out!
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Re: Thinking of Moving to NC

PostBy: bksaun On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:05 am

Love the Biltmore House. been there several times. Brevard is a nice small town, sliding rock is a beautiful place to visit in the Pisgha national Forest.

BK
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Re: Thinking of Moving to NC

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:01 am

Been lookin at the SW a little more though the north mid is closer to northern relatives by 3 hrs car travel time.


Been talkin to some other people down there, they say pretty consistently that new people need to be careful (not to mention a yankee) about where they transplant themselves as more rural areas don't take kindly to any else but sage Southern kin. Ifya know what I mean.... :shock:
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Re: Thinking of Moving to NC

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:13 am

ug, I've been a lot of places in my life time & find if I mind my business & don't act like too much of an ass ( plus having a lot of guns) I've never had a problem anywhere I've ever been. Of course if you're going real rural & think you might change some of them thar antiquated good old boy things, yes, then you should be real concerned how they'll take to you. ;) "SHINE" WN, not them sissy ass Mint Julips. :D
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Re: Thinking of Moving to NC

PostBy: mason coal burner On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:30 am

they do talk tough about yankees . but just stand your ground and they will respect you . as long as you don't try to change their way of life they will leave you alone . salt of the earth kind of people .
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Re: Thinking of Moving to NC

PostBy: mason coal burner On: Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:49 am

fred do you make your own shine ? i knew a old farmer in VT where i used to hunt that made his own stuff he called mountain dew .
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