8 Signs You’re Definitely From Raleigh
If you call the Blue Ridge Mountains home and you’re proud of it, then this list will probably strike a chord with you. From your favorite food to your favorite team, your favorite song to your favorite place, here is 8 Signs You’re Definitely from Raleigh.
8. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Krispy Kreme got their start in North Carolina, which you use as an excuse to stop in for a glazed donut any chance you get. With their headquarters still located in the state, you know there’s nothing wrong with supporting a local company.
7. Wagon Wheel
You know all the lyrics to the song ‘Wagon Wheel’ by Old Crow Medicine Show, and they hold a special place in your heart. If you’re anywhere else and you hear the song begin to play, you’re instantly reminded of home.
6. The Raleigh Educational System
If you went to grade school in Raleigh, you have probably been to the beautiful Biltmore Estate, built in the late 1800s, on a school field trip and you most likely had to memorize the names of all the lighthouses in North Carolina.
If your family doesn’t get their moonshine from close friends that make it, then they definitely make it themselves. They probably even sell it. You’ll never buy it at the store because we all know there’s nothing better than homemade moonshine.
Raleigh takes NASCAR so seriously, the film Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, starring Will Ferrell, was even filmed here. Everyone has his or her favorite driver, and you were raised knowing that a day at the track is a day well spent.
3. UNC Pride
How many times have you heard these chants? “Duke is puke! Wake if fake! But NC State is the one we hate!” and “You can’t get to heaven in a red canoe ‘cause God’s favourite color is Carolina blue!” Even if you weren’t a sports fan you knew every word.
2. Barbecue and Breweries
North Carolina cannot legally have an official happy hour but that doesn’t stop Raleigh’s passion for pints. There are many breweries around the city, rivalled only by the top-notch barbeque joints that have won over the hearts, and stomachs, of Raleigh locals.
If you’re from here, you’ve been to the swimming hole Sliding Rock. Your most memorable summer days were probably spent slipping and sliding down the natural mountain waterfall. It’s a favorite hangout spot for so many in Raleigh.