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There is no question that many people from across the U.S. seem to find NC as a popular spot to settle. However, do you realize that the amount of North Carolina Relocation families and people have shown a steady climb in numbers for years running? Do you realize the reasoning behind NC climbing into the top five destinations for state-to-state moves?

Well, in this post, we will show the reasoning behind NC becoming such a popular choice for out of staters. Likewise, we will show you why not only a North Carolina Relocation is a great idea for you, but also why, Rocky Mount may be the exact spot in the state for you.

It Seems a Popular Destination, But Exactly How Much Are We Really Seeing?

An estimated 106, 550 people moved from a different state to become an NC resident between 2018-19.

No, it is not just your imagination. The number of North Carolina Relocation residents is not only seeing a climb currently but has been on an upswing for several years.

Now, an “upswing” can mean several things, so long as you are witnessing an increase. But, in the case of North Carolina Relocation and how these people affect the population, it is significant.

As of July 1, 2019, the “Tar Heel State” has seen its population balloon to 10.5 million people. Even more impressive is the state seeing 106,500 new residents come to NC between July 1, 2018, and July 1, 2019.

That increase, due in large part to the North Carolina Relocation residents, was another show of the consistency in which the state is seeing growth.

Consequently, the 106, 550 figure marked the fourth consecutive year that NC has seen a population increase of at least 100,000.

Exactly How Many Residents are a result of North Carolina Relocation?

Let’s put the population increase for the state of North Carolina into perspective. We will compare the NC numbers against the rest of the United States. North Carolina has an overall rate of growth at 1.0 percent since 2018. This is double the growth of the national average (0.5 percent) during this same period. Only three other states of the 50 have seen a higher growth rate (Texas, Florida, and Arizona.)

The majority of the people opting for North Carolina Relocation do come from within the United States, however. This is what is referred to as “in-migrants,” meaning they have moved to NC from outside of the state originally. Just in the past year, NC saw an estimated 81,500 in-migrants come into the state. That accounts for nearly 80 percent of their population growth in the past year.

Of that estimated 81,500, roughly 67,000 moved to NC from within the United States. The highest out of state totals for in-migrants opting for North Carolina Relocation are shown below.

Top 5 States with North Carolina Relocation residents Since 2018

  • New York- 15,000
  • Florida- 13,000
  • New Jersey- 5,500
  • Virginia- 5,400
  • Pennsylvania- 5,100

What Does all This Mean for the Future of NC’s Population?

Although no one can exactly predict the future, the statistics do show patterns that can be read into. Thus, it is expected that by the end of 2020, the population in North Carolina will climb to over 10.6 million residents.

With so many interested in moving to NC, an obvious choice for many North Carolina Relocation prospects would be Rocky Mount. The location of Rocky Mount places you directly between New York and Florida, making an East Coast relocator in a reasonable position to travel for family or whatever the reason if they are from the East. Likewise, with new business booming and its close proximity to the mountains, beaches, and major cities, Rocky Mount becomes a very attractive option.

Also, the affordability and style of the new homes for sale in Rocky Mount at Belmont Lake Preserve (BLP) make this the “place to be” in NC. With incredible on-site amenities and a professional 18-hole golf course, BLP is a perfect North Carolina relocation spot.
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Basically, all businesses over the past three months have been playing somewhat of waiting and guessing game. Food service and and the like, have been at the forefront of the regulations set forth. Likewise, parameters for visitors laid out for going in public can at times be confusing also. However, one thing for certain is that officials wanted to see the Nash County Farmers Market open for residents. Thus, with some cooperation, proper measures are agreed upon and the market is open once again.

Health Department Agrees an Open Market Can be Safe with Cooperation

The freshest produce in the local area can. be found at Nash County Farmers Market in Rocky Mount.

For an official look at exactly where the Nash County Farmers Market would fall in regard to COVID regulations, we need look no further than the guidelines set forth by the NC Department of Health and Human Services. Simply put, the NCDHHS states, “Farmers Markets fall under the same classification as grocery stores and are considered an important source of food for local communities.”

Yes, this makes the Nash County Farmers Market an “essential” business that is able to operate during this time of pandemic. That being said, The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services also would weigh in on this subject. They add what may seem obvious in regard to regulations, but these certainly are worth restating.

Thus, any open market must adhere to orders given from federal and state officials. Thus, the Nash County Farmers Market is working alongside NCDACS personnel to be sure the correct protocol is set in place. This way, you still can enjoy the freshest produce and local goods around, while knowing all possible safety precautions to stay safe from COVID-19 are being enforced.

Exactly What Safety Measures Are Being Taken?

With such serious ramifications and the overall anxiety of the public towards COVID-19, this also is a very important question. On top of you being concerned as to the answer here, the Nash County Farmers Market also finds this very important to address and be clear on. Thus, the following measures are being taken very seriously on site at the outdoor market.

  • Hand washing stations have been set up and are available throughout the Nash County Farmers Market
  • All on-site vendors are going to be adequately spaced out to adhere to national and state social distancing regulations.
  • For the time being and until further notice, there will be no concession stand, sampling or on-site food or drink consumption.
  • In accordance with the previous measure, on-site dining spaces and areas have been eliminated until deemed safe and legal to return.
  • Reminders will be given and checked upon to be sure all vendors are cleaning and sanitizing both their equipment and themselves.

Here are a few reminders of exactly how you can do this.

  • First, if you do not feel well in any way. Please stay at home! You can come to the market another time or possibly have a friend pick some items up for you. But this is imperative, if not in 100 percent good health, stay home.
  • Use the conveniently placed hand washing stations on site both upon your arrival, when beginning to shop and when ready to leave. Wash hands thoroughly and refrain from touching your face.
  • Don’t touch any produce, goods, or tems for sale until you are 100 percent committed to buying the item. This again sort of speaks for itself. But is certainly worth a reminder. Vendors can bag items for you ort in many cases have pre-packaged and pre-priced items to avoid any issues with this step.
  • No chatting and hanging around your favorite vendor as have been able to be done in the past. You must honor the Social Distancing requirements, thus, this one is kind of a no-brainer. There is only one customer allowed per vendor booth at a time. So, keep the 6-foot distance, until it’s your turn, then get in, get out, and then get home!
  • As a precautionary move and for their own safety, we also request that you do not bring children with when attending the Nash County Farmers Market.

The Where, the What, and the When of Nash County Farmers Market

The “where” has seen no change. Those of you familiar with the Nash County Farmers Market know its location in historic Rocky Mount. For those who do not, the market’s address is 1006 Peachtree Street in Rocky Mount. The “when” has changed slightly. The current hours of operation at the Nash County Farmers Market are Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. On Tuesday afternoons they are open from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

As for the “what,” there are many who will be on hand selling goods at the Nash County Farmers Market. To see a full list of vendors and all the information you could possibly need, visit their website at


The date of July 4 in North Carolina is a little more than America’s Birthday for area fisherman. This is because, since legislation was first passed in 1994, anyone across the entire state can enjoy “Free Fishing Day.”

What exactly is “Free Fishing Day,” you may ask? Well, it is exactly what it sounds like, actually. It is one day (July 4) where from 12:00 a.m.- 11:59 p.m., both NC residents and out-of-state visitors may fish statewide, without having to purchase a license. This is not just some free-for-all however, as all other state fishing regulations do apply. For example, length and daily possession limits or all bait and tackle regulations are applicable as usual. The only difference at all is that anyone can fish license-free on “the Fourth.”

Why Have I Never Heard of North Carolina Free Fishing Day?

The 4th of JuFree lFishing Day” is a perfect chance for some great father and son time.

This, is a good question? North Carolina Free Fishing Day is not a new thing. Authorization for the day came from the North Carolina General Assembly (NCGA) in 1994. The idea and then bill passed by the NCGA is sponsored by the North Carolina Wildlife Commission (NCWC). he entire premise and idea behind the annual “freebie” was a simple one. It was introduced to promote and build the sport of fishing in the “Tar Heel State.”

Over 500 public fishing and boating areas are currently listed on the interactive map at the official NCWC website. Thus, given the combination of celebrating “Independence Day” weekend and North Carolina Free Fishing Day, there may be some issues with crowds on the weekend of the 4th.

Since this is a foreseeable possibility, the NCWC has offered up the following guidelines. These will help to remind those wanting to take part in both the holiday weekend and North Carolina Free Fishing Day of proper etiquette and courtesy.

  • Parking lots will be full. Be patient and calm until an open parking space is available
  • Patiently wait for your turn in the launch line. Its asked that you get in line without blocking or cutting off others
  • If possible, park your vehicle and trailer while someone else is moving the boat away from the ramp
  • Likewise, have someone move the boat away from the ramp while you retrieve your vehicle and trailer
  • Observe no-wake zones and always be cautious

What Effect Does the COVID Regulations Have on This Activity?

A very viable question, given the current situations we are all surrounded by. So, simply put, because of COVID-19, the NCWC recommends maintaining a social distance of at least 6 feet between you and others while on the boat ramp, on beaches or islands, or when rafting up with other boaters. Other than this, it we recommend that you use your better judgment and respect the space of others during this time.

Happy Birthday, America…Let’s Go Fishing!

With all the regulations and “red tape” covered above, let’s get down to the fun part and celebrate our independence. Let’s celebrate it by enjoying one of America’s great outdoor activities as part of North Carolina Free Fishing Day.

Christian Waters, the Chief of Inland Fisheries Division of the NCWC spoke about the annual cost-free day. “Free Fishing Day is a great opportunity for families to enjoy some quality time together on the water.” He also says, “Fishing is a relatively inexpensive activity that anyone, no matter what their age or skill level, can enjoy.”

We couldn’t agree more with Mr. Waters, so we hope to see you all with poles and flags waving high on the upcoming July 4 holiday.