So you were born and raised in North Carolina? Or you’ve lived here twenty years. You can name the state flower- the dogwood. You know Raleigh is the capital city, and you’ve probably visited. There’s a good chance you took North Carolina history in school. So, you probably think that automatically qualifies you as a North Carolinian. But I’m here to tell you no, that is not the case. There are a few certain rights of passage if you will, if you want to take that title. Think of it as quintessential North Carolina things. Some, maybe wouldn’t make sense if you grew up in the Midwest, or California, or New England. But if you grew up here, you know. These things are just North Carolina. Have you done all of them? Is there something you’d add to the list? Or perhaps take off? I’d love to hear it.
Did I ruffle your feathers by calling you not a true North Carolinian? Sometimes the truth hurts. But now you know what you need to do so don’t shoot the messenger. Take a look at this list of nine activities/places to visit and see how many you check off. You may not have done all of them even if you’ve always called North Carolina home. But if you haven’t, well you should!