Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Raleigh What?

Posted April 21, 2010 7:24 a.m. EDT

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.

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