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Old 05-24-2010, 11:49 AM   #1
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May be moving to Kinston, NC

I may be moving down to Kinston NC area in the near future. I was down for a job interview and it looks like a good fit for me. I will see what happens within the next week if I get called back for a second interview. I had some free time to check out the area after the interview and found a local drag strip (KDS Motorsports) which looks like a 1/8 mile run. I guess that is okay, but I am used to a 1/4 mile track that I run in NJ.

Any concerns I should know about when moving to NC?

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Old 05-24-2010, 12:30 PM   #2
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how you are going to get to the Parkway Ford show in Winston Salem in August?
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Yes, beware of all of the Carolina folks..
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Who are you interveiwing with I lived and worked in Kinston for a year?

Things to remember NC Trooper do NOT have a sense of humor. BE NICE TO THEM or pay the price...
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Old 05-25-2010, 03:57 PM   #5
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yeah, I agree with Big Daddy. Tell the NCSHP the truth, or they will get you.
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:10 PM   #6
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Who are you interveiwing with I lived and worked in Kinston for a year?

Things to remember NC Trooper do NOT have a sense of humor. BE NICE TO THEM or pay the price...
The place I interviewed with is called Field Controls out on airport road. They seem like a good company to work for as an engineer. I hope I get the job since they are an ideal match to my work experience, most of the other jobs I interviewed so far were not an ideal match to my experiences. I should hear something in about a week or so.

Yes, the NC Troopers seem to be out for business. At least I saw one that pulled over a vehicle on the way down to Kinston from Greenville. I was not sure if the lights were all blue or if they used red like they do in PA. Would hate to be driving along and not pull over for the blue lights (not mandatory in PA, but I usually yield to firemen when I see them).
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:13 PM   #7
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how you are going to get to the Parkway Ford show in Winston Salem in August?
At this time, I am still in PA. Will be hard to drive down out of state for a car show due to lack of cash flow.
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The place I interviewed with is called Field Controls out on airport road. They seem like a good company to work for as an engineer. I hope I get the job since they are an ideal match to my work experience, most of the other jobs I interviewed so far were not an ideal match to my experiences. I should hear something in about a week or so.

Yes, the NC Troopers seem to be out for business. At least I saw one that pulled over a vehicle on the way down to Kinston from Greenville. I was not sure if the lights were all blue or if they used red like they do in PA. Would hate to be driving along and not pull over for the blue lights (not mandatory in PA, but I usually yield to firemen when I see them).
NC State Troopers run BLUE LIGHTS ONLY YOU SEE THEM PULL OVER! lol

Good luck with the job down in Kinston, I worked for the Hill Family when they purchased the restaurant chain I was controller for, but that was the late 80's early 90's. I hope the area has grown some since then, it was pretty desolate in Kinston. Greenville is a nicer town it seemed.
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Old 05-28-2010, 10:10 AM   #9
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Kinston did seem a bit quiet, slow as far as growth. From what I was told, the population dropped since last year. I do not mind small towns since I grew up in one. Now I live in the city of Allentown and not too happy with my surroundings (it was least expensive location to move too after I got divorced back in 2000). I was not planning on staying where I am for long term so moving to a different location is the best thing to happen other than getting a new job. I hope to hear good news after the Holiday .
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and, if you see a police car pulled over on the side of the road with lights on, you need to try and move to the next lane over. That is a new law here in NC.
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Old 05-30-2010, 07:36 PM   #11
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The tahoes do have red lights on the back of them.
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Old 06-07-2010, 01:58 PM   #12
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Got the call today. Will be setting up arrangements for a second interview. This time I take the wife down. It will be fun, I get to perform a presentation to the Senior staff and then go house hunting. <-- this is what the wife looked like when I told her the news (except she was not green).

Moving over to the next lane as well as slowing down is common practice up here (at least for me anyway) when approaching emergency and police vehicles when they are on the side of the road (lights or no lights). Now comes the next question: If you have a loud exhaust, does that make you an easy target? My car should pass inspection but just wondering if they are picky on noise levels......
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Old 06-07-2010, 04:40 PM   #13
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Cool, Good luck on the second interview and your presentation.

Hopefully you'll be a working member of the NC community soon.
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Old 06-07-2010, 05:03 PM   #14
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does your car have cats?

loud exhaust shouldn't be an issue
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IF it has cat's they won't bother you. Mine has cat's and it's loud as hell, the cops never bother me except to say that I'm driving to fast!
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