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    Seymour Johnson AFB, NC Local Information

    Seymour Johnson is the on the southern border of Goldsboro, North Carolina. Goldsboro has about 37,000 people, and is in Wayne County, which has a population of about 124,000 people. Other nearby small communities include Elroy (4,000), Brogdon (3,000), Mar-Mac (3,000), and Mount Olive (5,000).

    It is about 6 miles from downtown Goldsboro to base; this takes about 13 minutes to commute. The average commute in Wayne County is about 20 minutes.

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in the Goldsboro area ranges from $300 to $600 per month, with a median of $425 per month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for a house in Goldsboro is about $160,000, compared to $220,000 for North Carolina.

    Short Description of the Area: Goldsboro is a small city in eastern North Carolina, between the major city of Raleigh and the coastline (the Outer Banks). The area is a coastal plain, fairly flat, green, and lightly wooded.

    Climate and Weather: The Goldsboro area has a humid climate, with winter temperatures of the low 50s to low 30s and summer temperatures of the low 90s to low 70s. Summers are hot and humid, with up to 5 and a half inches of rain per month, occasional thunderstorms, and less frequent tornado fronts. Winters are moderate, with less rain, and usually no more than 2 inches of snow per month.

    North Carolina Music: North Carolina in general has a rich, mixed musical heritage. From traditional bluegrass to cutting edge electronica, fans should be able to find the right venue for them.

    North Carolina Barbecue: Different areas of the state have different right ways to barbeque, with different right sauces, but pork barbeque is popular. The state has a serious difference of opinion over barbeque styles, divided into Eastern whole-hog style, and Lexington pork shoulder style. Arguments and even legislation has seasoned up local newspapers for years. Serious barbecuers may be interested in the Lexington Barbecue Festival, although Lexington, North Carolina, is about halfway across the state.