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Jul 3, 2009
 
Wouldn't you say that most of Nottoway County is misanthropic?
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Jul 3, 2009
 
If you have a cynical view of people you would think that. Apparently you have a disdain for people in that you like no one. It is sad to be that way. You find what you look for and I would say find a better way. By the way just how old are you?
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Jul 3, 2009
 
I am old enough to know that you are off the mark about me. I like lots of people. I have never seen people like the ones in Nottoway County and I have lived lots of places. They are insular, xonphobic, intolerant, and inbred. For a railroad community full of travelers one would think that this place would be a sophosticated mecca. Instead it is at least 40 years behind the rest of the state with no prospects of real progress in the next decade.
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Jul 3, 2009
 
Guest wrote:
I am old enough to know that you are off the mark about me. I like lots of people. I have never seen people like the ones in Nottoway County and I have lived lots of places. They are insular, xonphobic, intolerant, and inbred. For a railroad community full of travelers one would think that this place would be a sophosticated mecca. Instead it is at least 40 years behind the rest of the state with no prospects of real progress in the next decade.
u r so right! The entire county is 40 yrs behind the rest of the state.I appreciate someone having the balls to say it!thanks!
Disciple1

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Jul 4, 2009
 
Have you ever been anyplace other than the county? Especially to the mountains of Virginia? The fact is at least in the mountains you can see who is coming for miles. Life is what you make it and some make it hard for themselves. People make mistakes. I know that and some will never let you forget that mistake. The thing is sooner or later you realize that no place is perfect and that the government will not take care of you.
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#6
Jul 4, 2009
 
I happen to agree with the posts of Guest. He nailed it. He is not saying he hates the place. He simply is pointing out its shortcomings in terms of its resistance to change, its intolerance of new ideas and new residents. There is no other way to explain the backwardness of the Southside Virginia community, including Nottoway, than the sorry attitude of its residents and close-knit nature of its people. Here we are in the 21st century and the community acts as though we lived in the 1920s. And we have not even addressed the issue of race relations. On that topic, the region in too many respects still is in pre-Brown v. Topeka days.
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Jul 4, 2009
 
I do not think that the school system is like that of Brown vs Board of Education. An education is something that if you are determined you will get. So this is what this post is all about, a race issue. No I think that I hit it on the head, even if all the top officials were black and all the citizens black you would be angry. For that I truly feel sorry for you Hobbs.
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Jul 5, 2009
 
In Southside Virginia it's not so much the school system it is more color blind than the aspects of the society.
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Jul 6, 2009
 
Guest wrote:
I am old enough to know that you are off the mark about me. I like lots of people. I have never seen people like the ones in Nottoway County and I have lived lots of places. They are insular, xonphobic, intolerant, and inbred. For a railroad community full of travelers one would think that this place would be a sophosticated mecca. Instead it is at least 40 years behind the rest of the state with no prospects of real progress in the next decade.
The Norfolk & Western left Crewe a long time ago; I don't think it has qualified as a "railroad community full of travelers" for almost half a century and I don't think it was ever a considered sophisticated Mecca! It is just a small town in Southside Virginia trying to survive. You say you have lived lots of places. Just how long have you lived in Nottoway? And you never answered Disciple 1's question about your age. If you hate Nottoway so much, how did you end up here and why do you stay?
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Jul 6, 2009
 
I believe the school system here is fair to both races. There are times when rowdiness gets out of hand among the young, which is not a racist thing, it is being young and immature. Of course you can be any age and act immature.
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Jul 6, 2009
 
Nottoway Native wrote:
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The Norfolk & Western left Crewe a long time ago; I don't think it has qualified as a "railroad community full of travelers" for almost half a century and I don't think it was ever a considered sophisticated Mecca! It is just a small town in Southside Virginia trying to survive. You say you have lived lots of places. Just how long have you lived in Nottoway? And you never answered Disciple 1's question about your age. If you hate Nottoway so much, how did you end up here and why do you stay?
After all these years this small town should thrive instead of survive. It seems like everyone is to satisfied with the status quo. I have lived in Nottoway too long and it's really no ones business my age. It's a personal reason why I am here.
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Jul 7, 2009
 
Guest, you are probably exactly right; there are many people who have lived in Crewe/Nottoway County their entire lives and love their life here. So sorry that your attitude will not allow you to see the good that is here. I have my doubts that you will ever be content with anything in Nottoway County so I hope you will be able to find some place that better suits your life style and that you will be able to move on. Life is far too short to spend it being miserable. Best of luck to you.
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Jul 7, 2009
 
I second that, the only person that can make you happy is yourself.
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Jul 7, 2009
 
I'm glad that some enjoy this County but if there is no change this County is going no where at all.
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#15
Jul 11, 2009
 
Look around you, and read the paper and you will see that times are difficult for us all. The thing is people have to hang on to their jobs if they have one. Do your job and leave someone else alone even if they are not doing what they should. You never know when the table is turned and you are on the street. I have lived other places than Nottoway County over the last 60 years. Some places are the pitts so you work to get out of there and some places are better. However I would say the school systems are better than what they used to be and still I received a good education over forty years ago. If you want to make progress anywhere you have to suck it up and work on doing it yourself. Never leave to children to do a man's work. There is a saying in the Bible, when I was a child I thought and reasoned as a child. When I became a man I put away childish things. Well let me add to that, adults should always have a part of a child in them
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#16
Jul 13, 2009
 
Facts are facts. Admit it everything is declining. Businesses lost (the few that were here anyway) If someone tries to start a business they will be run out of Nottoway. People are so used to nothing here that is all they except. I also have lived in different places which I enjoyed. Nottoway takes the cake for the worst place though. I received a good education as well. It's not childish to want a community to do better or try.
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Jul 13, 2009
 
I cannot speak for the other communities in Nottoway County, but Blackstone has made and continues to make great strides in improving our community. I find your statement "if someone tries to start a business here they will be run out of Nottoway" absurd. How about some examples of a new business that has been run out of the county. Many new ventures have not succeeded in Nottoway, just as in every other community in world, for various reasons such as bad economy, no business plan, poor management, etc., but the blanket statement that they have been run out of Nottoway is ridiculous.
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Jul 13, 2009
 
Well the ideas I believe are still open for new business. I read Doug Coleman's suggestion to open a shoe repair shop. Maybe they could extend that to include other repairs among the many service related stores that could open.
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Jul 13, 2009
 
Blackstone Girl wrote:
I cannot speak for the other communities in Nottoway County, but Blackstone has made and continues to make great strides in improving our community. I find your statement "if someone tries to start a business here they will be run out of Nottoway" absurd. How about some examples of a new business that has been run out of the county. Many new ventures have not succeeded in Nottoway, just as in every other community in world, for various reasons such as bad economy, no business plan, poor management, etc., but the blanket statement that they have been run out of Nottoway is ridiculous.
That's not a ridiculous quote. You just don't like it. Take the Medicine Shop for instance in Crewe and quite a few retailers in town. Also I believe a lady tried to start a barber shop a few years ago in Crewe but was run out. Can't forget Star Value either. It's pathetic that a town doesn't have a grocery store.
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Jul 13, 2009
 
Just because a business is not successful does not mean that it was "run out of Nottoway." It just means that for whatever reason it did not make it; often times because individuals with little or no business expertise open a business with no real business plan and can't make a success of it. You need to have a business that will appeal to the public and get them through the front door but you also need to have some business acumen in order to turn a profit and be able to stay in business.

Can you explain how the lady barber was "run out" of Crewe. Did people dislike her and boycott her business? What did the Town of Crewe do to see that her business failed? Or could it be that she wasn't a very good barber and/or businesswoman, she couldn't bring in and keep customers and, therefore, she failed to make a profit and closed her barber shop?

However, I have to agree with you that it is pathetic that Crewe doesn't have a grocery store and that should be the # 1 priority of your Chamber of Commerce and Town Council. When Blackstone was confronted with losing its medical center, our local government pulled out all the stops to see that it didn't happen.

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