18 Unwritten Rules Every North Carolinian Lives By ‘Til Death

State culture is such a unique, and sometimes odd, thing. You might not even realize how deeply the culture of your native state is intertwined in your behavior and lifestyle until you leave. Even once you’re living in a new state or country, you’ll always carry a bit of North Carolina in you, from your mannerisms, speech, and even attitude. Growing up in Carolina has some interesting effects on a person, and we’ve been following many of these unwritten rules of those who live in North Carolina our whole lives.

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There are so many more unwritten rules of those who live in North Carolina I could add, but I think the more specific ones are also contingent on what part of the state you’re from. Now it’s your turn, what are some unwritten North Carolina rules you live by?

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unwritten rules of those who live in North Carolina

December 10, 2020

Is North Carolina a great place to live?

Yes! We’re so happy you asked. North Carolina, in our humble opinion, is one of the best places in the country to call home. To start with, North Carolina enjoys four distinctive seasons. There are also endless outdoor activities to enjoy in the Tar Heel State. Some of the most popular of them include hiking, biking, swimming, skiing, and more. One of the things North Carolinian residents love most about their home state is the diversity of landscapes. Within one day, you can experience the famous Blue Ridge Mountains and the pristine beaches. Of course, driving from one end of the state to the other is a commitment, but well worth it. Looking for more inspiration? Check out our article that outlines just why North Carolina is the very best state.

What is North Carolina known for?

While there are many facets to living in North Carolina, it’s the beaches that are most well-known. In fact, the North Carolina beaches are among the most beautiful in the U.S. While they’re especially famous during the summertime, they’re equally as stunning during the offseason, too. In addition to the beaches, the Tar Heel State is also famous for its beautiful mountains. The Blue Ridge Mountains and the Smoky Mountains alike will entertain any outdoor enthusiast. Plus, there are countless miles of the famous Blue Ridge Parkway to explore in North Carolina. You can even hike a considerable portion of the iconic Appalachian Trail right here in North Carolina. In fact, the tallest mountain on the East Coast, Mount Mitchell, is situated along North Carolina’s portion of the Appalachian Trail.

What are the most popular foods in North Carolina?

North Carolina is famous for its classic Southern home-cooking, and at the top of the list is barbecue. North Carolina barbecue is, arguably, the best in the country. So, what exactly is Carolina-style barbecue, you ask? Carolina barbecue is most often pork, served pulled, chopped, shredded, or sometimes sliced. Most often, it’s infused with a vinegar liquid during the smoking process, offering a distinguished tangy flavor. And yet, no two barbecue joints in North Carolina are exactly alike. If you’re planning on sampling Carolina-style barbecue, it’s best to try at least a handful of smokehouses. Looking for inspiration? Check out our list of some of the best North Carolina barbecue joints.

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