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Murphy, NC

Blueberries

Ideally, you want to get 3 completely different bushes... not just 3 pumped out of the same mill. The more variety you have the better the blueberries will be.. cross-pollination is the key.  (Apr 15, 2011 | post #4)

Murphy, NC

Frontier slow internet service

Frontier is nothing more than Verizon's pawn. I'm pretty much positive Verizon created Frontier solely so they wouldn't have to deal with non-metropolitan areas. There's no doubt in my mind that Frontier was pushed off as a pawn with a certain budget. Trying mainly to stay below the budget, they deliberately make everyone's Internet slower than what it should be to: save throughput, milk the ignorant for all they're worth.. and keep the faster internet exclusive to public government.  (Apr 12, 2011 | post #15)

Murphy, NC

Your favorite Southern Expression

Anyway, my favorites (and I am a Southerner) are "I ain't got nur'en" "I ain't got nur'ry a nickel." "I worshed my long-handles with my britches"  (Apr 12, 2011 | post #3)

Murphy, NC

Your favorite Southern Expression

You know, the fact that you understood them enough to transcribe the sentences phonetically only makes you a potential Southerner. Also, as long as they follow the SVO (Subject Verb Object) structure of a sentence, then they're talking just fine to my standards; even if some of the adjectives are beyond obscurity, with a little selective listening you can figure them out.  (Apr 12, 2011 | post #2)

Murphy, NC

People using others names on posts

That is exactly why they have a feature to register you're own username, like any normal forum does. Besides, Bruce isn't exactly the most of unique of names. I'm not saying it did happen, but perhaps someone else named Bruce posted. I didn't read the posts so I don't I can't really tell if your story is true or not, regardless.. let's say it is. Register...  (Dec 25, 2010 | post #6)

Murphy, NC

Holiday Spending - Murphy, NC

Whoa, look at all that red.  (Dec 8, 2010 | post #2)

Murphy, NC

Your thoughts on a new Italian Cafe...

I wish I had some documentation on it to enlighten you, but as far a I know... from reliable sources. Pool tables are no more.... in this town.  (Dec 1, 2010 | post #31)

Murphy, NC

best breakfast

Yeah, Cups and Cones FTW! Either that or Main Street. They have, in my opinion, the BEST biscuits around.  (Dec 1, 2010 | post #4)

Murphy, NC

Your thoughts on a new Italian Cafe...

An Italian cafe with a cigar bar and jazz music? It almost sounds pretty awesome, but seriously, around here ("these parts") you could just as easily order a pizza, download some jazz music to your iPod and smoke some "cigars" all at a lower cost than what it would cost to support your idea. Although, the cigars I'm thinking of aren't exactly cheap, the quality of it definitely outweighs the motivation to go to a cafe. I wonder if it's still the same right now (given all the newcomers... and immigrants?) When I was looking for entertainment, I went with my friends to cruise town; which "mysteriously " lost its luster. Even my own father cruised town and he is 55 years old. Nostalgia aside, I somehow doubt that (even back in the day) anyone native to Murphy would waste their time in a jazz/cigar/italian cafe. In my opinion, it would only attract people AREN'T from here. It almost reminds me of The Daily Grind. I've tried hanging out there a few times, but unless you're a bookworm who likes to sip wine, you'll remain a social outcast in that place and any other place like it. From my experience, The Daily Grind is really only good for getting free wifi while getting drunk. Pool tables are where it's at. For those who've been living under a rock or near the ocean... pool tables are outlawed in Murphy. I think it has something to do with the reputation of a bar from back in the 40s or 50s called "The Bloody Bucket." Seeing how Bill Hughes is older than dirt, he's probably had so many flashbacks of that place that he decided to finally outlaw the main attraction of it... excluding the alcohol. If pool tables came back and someone created a cafe with pool tables, then I believe that place would succeed; as most locals do their billiard playing and such out of state now. Either that or they move east until they find such a place. Pool tables or not though, the key to succeeding in a new business/cafe/ente rtainment venue is catering to the locals' favorite pastimes. If the price was right, I'd say people would pay a pretty penny to play LAN games somewhere, socially. I remember back when I was 16 or so, we would all gather in what was once the "party room"/VIP area at Downtown Pizza to play some video games. Even the owner would join us. It has since turned into a birthday catering venue and little kid's area, ... which for some reason I suspect was his wife's idea. To make it short, if you can come up with something that can not only draw in customers, but make them also hang around... to loiter, so-to-speak, then you're onto something and should quickly invest in it. When alcohol finally got voted in, the bar formerly known as "Flip-Flops " did exactly this and succesfully brought people to town... just to hang out. It is at this hang out stage where a business person could benefit exponentially. Because, lets face, this town is small and it's not the 1800s anymore. I really doubt encouraging loitering is going to cause any criminal activity. Especially when the Police Station is literally a few blocks away at all times. Don't tell me that it's inevitable because of the Wachovia and First Citizen's Bank robberies either. Even though those happened in broad daylight, downtown was most likely as empty as an Ethiopian's stomach. And the police can't function on an empty stomach. As far as Zaxby's.. yes, they're awesome. Though I've only been fond of ONE of their sandwiches (The Kickin Chicken) it's still pretty decent. My heart is set on the KFC double-downs though. You can eat one of those for breakfast and work all day; not eating again until dinner and you'd not only have spent only $10 that day, but worked off everybit of the 530 calories... if not more.  (Dec 1, 2010 | post #29)

Murphy, NC

Looking for White Family Decendents

sorry... not son, but husband. Zelda's husband is Wade Decker  (Nov 27, 2010 | post #3)

Murphy, NC

Looking for White Family Decendents

There are a lot of Lunsfords in my tree, but I can find spot any of the ones you listed. I am a Dockery, from James Willaim Dockery Sr's line... In the 18th and 19th century, there seemed to be an abundance of Dockerys and Lunsfords in the Cherokee County area. The only White I can find in my tree.. so far.. is: Nellie White who married Harvey Kephart. Their daughter was Zelda Kephart Decker whose son is Wade Decker.  (Nov 27, 2010 | post #2)

Murphy, NC

Are Southerners Stupid or do they just sound that way

As tempting as it was to "defend my people", I completely regret ever having written in this thread; as I'm constantly reminded of how arrogant, ignorant and persistent a troll is. Yes, I know I'm currently trolling as I write, but I might as well seeing as how every time I log on to Topix it says I have "1 reply", when really I have close to 50. It's a shame there isn't a moderator around to lock this thread, I know I would. The OP has went from calling the southerners stupid to talking about a movie. A movie that has nothing to do with your argument... and elaborating mainly on Evolution as if the North were a different species altogether; vice versa. Just to answer the original OPs question...(with a question :P) What is your idea of stupid? If "stupid" , to you, is synonymous with country life, then yeah.. we're stupid as hell. In my opinion though, you Northerners have no lee-way in throwing stones for the simple fact that one of our Southern responsibilities is unfortunately, catering to tourists. If "stupid" to you means being very hospitable people, then you must be the smartest person alive, because from what I hear.. there isn't such thing as hospitality in the North. Hence the immense amount of homeless.  (Oct 20, 2010 | post #2887)

Murphy, NC

Abernathy

Yes, RIP Greg Abernathy. He was in my graduating class and a great friend of mine. Though I can't exactly sympathize for that horrible situation as I've only read about it in newspapers and biased articles. I never knew Greg to be a violent person, so whatever set him off, must have been pretty dramatic. So dramatic that he was willing to die for it. I don't believe Murphy's laws are to blame.. Though I'm not supporting the "low lander," I do believe that a person has the right to protect his property. It was noted in the articles that Greg cut this person with a knife.. Perhaps he had his reasons, but still.. You can't exactly go to a person's home, insult them and expect to get away with it. Again, Rest in peace, Greg. You were a great friend.  (Oct 20, 2010 | post #2)

Murphy, NC

Nate's Country Store

Then check out the dry cities, they have "better" stores.  (Oct 5, 2010 | post #5)

Murphy, NC

Nate's Country Store

Define, "good store". It's honestly no different than any other store in town. Well, the ones that sell beer and cigarettes. The procedure is the same, you walk in... pick out your stuff, pay for it and leave.  (Oct 3, 2010 | post #3)