My hometown, Burlington, is a "city" of ~40,000 residents that lies in the middle of North Carolina. Burlington is home to many people whom Chris Rock affectionately calls broke-ass white people (but I prefer the term redneck). This is not to say that Burlington is entirely populated by rednecks, there are many a fine folk there--especially since various corporations decided that Burlington would be a fine place to plant a few dozen Applebee's clones.
Despite these flaws, it's a nice quiet town on the whole. It is home to the carousel festival and BMOC, along with a whole slew of factory outlets.