Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Raleigh What?

Posted April 21, 2010

Back in my radio days in a previous century we frequently referred to people from North Carolina's capital as Raleighites. I don't hear that much anymore. In fact I can't remember the last time I heard "Raleighites" uttered in a broadcast. However, I do read the term occasionally in the newspaper. Is "Raleighite" still relevant? If not what should people from Raleigh be called?

I grew up in Morganton. We were Morgantonians. I live now in Cary. I'm a Caryite. I have a friend in Kinston. He's a Kinstonian.

Where do you live and what are the people in your town called?  Please sign in on this issue.

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  • davidgnews Apr 21, 2010

    I suppose that if you're from Laurinburg, you're a Laurinburger.

  • coop317c2 Apr 21, 2010

    If you are from Bunn, are you known as a "Bunion"?

  • mamananagramps Apr 21, 2010

    Native of NC which our town was no nickname that I knew of..but living in Lynchburg, Va. one is asked upfront if they are a "Lynchburger"..otherwise we don't care. LOL!! Good ole North Carolina. Way to go.

  • ziradog Apr 21, 2010

    Yellow, when I was growing up in Cary we did indeed call them "A-peckers". Now I have an Apex address, I guess I am one of them. I have a Garner phone number so I guess I have the choice of that or "Garnerean", which sounds even worse. My wife is from Edenton, at least "Edentonians" sounds respectable if a bit pretentious.

  • Pseudonym Apr 21, 2010

    People from Charlotte should be called "charlatans"

  • manofjustice Apr 21, 2010

    I am from Horn. I am a hornie.

  • GoldenLover Apr 21, 2010

    If you live in Supply, are you a "Supplier"?

  • wkp01 Apr 21, 2010

    Born in Lowland;hence, a Lowlander. Live now in New Bern;hence, a New Bernian. Have lived in Williamston, Roanoke Rapids,Henrico,Lakeland,Fl.,Rocky Mount, Minnesott Beach, and San Francisco. Call me what you want, but you better call me quickly........I stay on the move!!!!

  • LMRA Apr 21, 2010

    People from Maine are called Mainers!!!

  • GoldenLover Apr 21, 2010

    If you're from Seattle are you a "Seattlite"?




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