15 Things Longtime North Carolinians Wish They Could Tell Newcomers

Between jobs, a new location, even making a new friend group – we’ve all had the experience of being the ‘newbie.’ While you surely learn as you go, sometimes that friend or coworker that gives you the inside scoop prior to those lessons is most valuable. While many have their outside ideas on how the Tar Heel state operates, it’s best to get advice from a true native and remember these 15 things.

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This list makes me realize how special this state is and how lucky I am to call it home! What would you add? Any transplants who have learned lessons from being here (and some you had wish you’d known before?)

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