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15 Legitimate Signs That You Grew Up In North Carolina

What makes a ‘North Carolinian?’ While you can move here and seem to fit right into the culture, there’s just something about growing up here that shapes you into a certain type of person. Whether or not you were ‘Tar Heel born and Tar Heel bred,’ these 15 things define growing up in the Ol’ North State.

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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