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17 Questions Everyone Asks When They Find Out You’re From North Carolina

Maybe you’re on a business trip, maybe you’re going out of state for college, maybe you’ve moved a few states over. Either way, you’re sure to be bombarded with questions about your North Carolina heritage and ‘just what’s up’ with the Tar Heel State in general. While some are a little outlandish, these seventeen I’ve heard time and time again.

What questions would you add to the list? What do people ask you about North Carolina? Tell us in the comments!

Emory Rakestraw
Emory was born and raised in North Carolina. She enjoys writing, photography, filmmaking, travel, wine and cheese. You can find more of her work on