As a Southerner, we hear that from the backwoods people all the time. Go far enough back in the mountains, and there's people that still believe the war is at their front porch.
Mostly Neo-Nazis, white supremacists and crazy militias. One good note though, if America were ever invaded on the east coast, they'd only get to western NC before they had to turn back.
The militias in the extreme western part of the state are rumored to have everything except WMD's.