Welcome to the insanity... I spent about six or seven years of my life in North Carolina, right on the coast... and loved it. Bought my first house there, sold it in the 70s, rotated back thru twice I think.
My motto during that phase of my life was:
"Pardon our noise.. it's the sound of Freedom!"
You will find that our claim that KBF is a family is accurate. We will pick on you, laugh with you, and pick you up and dust you off when you fall. (But we WILL still laugh). Then we'll offer some words of wisdom from all directions to make sure the next time you catch that bigun! Hmmm.... sounds like family!
I think you will like it here... there is always something going on and plenty to learn and new friends to meet! Have fun, and jump right in.