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By JAKE GOODRICK, Gillette News Record
GILLETTE, Wyo. — When Aaron Cannon and his family began looking to relocate last year, they had their eye out West.
The idea of moving to Wyoming was appealing for several reasons, but leaving the changing social and cultural tension in his hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina, became the deciding factor for the move.
“I thought, ‘I can’t live with the crazies anymore, enough of this stuff,’” Cannon said.
Of all the places not named Raleigh, North Carolina, he settled on Gillette, Wyoming, thousands of miles from where he’d lived his whole life.
It helped that his brother, Stephen, had made the move with his own family from North Carolina to Gillette about a month before, the Gillette News Record reports.
The Cannons aren’t alone.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic…