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NC's Friendliest Town

Posted March 17, 2008

Check out the many websites of North Carolina towns, cities and counties and you come across a common theme. Almost every community boasts of its friendliness.

What is the friendliest town in North Carolina?  What sets it apart?

Please cast your vote. Your choice can be a anything from a crossroads community to a booming metropolis.

Some of my friendly favorites are Red Springs, Smithfield, Wilson, Knightdale, Beaufort, Tarboro, Newton Grove and Morganton.

We will keep the polls open for two days.

Let the voting begin!

What's the friendliest town and why?

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  • PearlMonteverde Mar 18, 2008

    Roxboro/Person County certainly would be the greatest place on earth.

  • DEPUTY Mar 18, 2008

    I LIKE BROADWAY,N. C.

  • DEPUTY Mar 18, 2008

    TRY BROADWAY, N. C.ON FOR SIZE. SMALL TOWN, N C. VETERANS MEMORIAL, CLOSE KNIT, EVERYONE KNOWS EVERYONE AND WE CARE ABOUT EACH OTHER. BEST CHRISTMAS PARADE.

  • POINT BLANK Mar 18, 2008

    Hands down .. it's BLOWING ROCK ! A few too many tourist
    on sat & sun

  • lelu116 Mar 17, 2008

    Well, "Friendly Kenly" of course!! I mean, that is an obvious choice since that is our motto. This town now has two stoplights and a grand total population of about 1600. Not to mention Southern National Speedway, Tobacco Farm Life Museum, many beautiful well kept ball fields, and some of the best home cooking this side of the Miss. See, living in Kenly you are 15 minutes from Wilson, 15 minutes from Smithfield, 15 minutes from Princeton, 15 minutes from Zebulon, 15 minutes from Clayton . . . alot of the "friendliest" places and people you will ever meet. I do believe it is because Kenly is in the heart of it all.

    It is all you could ever need in a town :)

  • Mom V Mar 17, 2008

    Carrboro of course! This is a "walking" community. Everywhere I go, someone is smiling and saying hello. Nothing beats a Sunday up at Weaver Street. Come as strangers, leave as friends

  • DanTHEman67 Mar 17, 2008

    What about Rocky Mount? New motto: "We will kill you with kindness if we don't just kill you". Seriously, for a town of it's size, it has a lot of good people in it.

  • jetset Mar 17, 2008

    "Friendly" Kenly!!

  • uncbabie Mar 17, 2008

    "Topsail Beach LOCALS! Not the tourists but the real locals who were born and raised there makes Topsail Beach and Surf City the friendliest places I know of."

    I love it, and I totally agree. Until you've been here in February, you don't count as local.

  • Silver loves Rebel Red puppies Mar 17, 2008

    Knightdale isn't my childhood hometown, but I surely do consider it my hometown anyway as an adult. Many know who I am because I was a volunteer firefighter, but most do because I like to dine and shop and play at home. But even for those whom I think probably don't know me at all, I can always get a smile and wave from someone while running errands around town. People will ask how you've been, and gosh, haven't seen you lately, even if they don't really know you but just see you around. We are growing some out here in Knightdale, but still, my town keeps its small town charm, and I really enjoy that.

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