13. We have a penchant for drinking in grocery stores
Let’s blame this one on all those crazy blue laws that regulate when and where we can have a drink. When it comes to booze, we’ll take it where we can get it. From local spots like Common Market or Earl’s Grocery, to bigger chains like Whole Foods and Harris Teeter, in Charlotte we’re on board when it comes to imbibing while marking off the grocery list.
14. Cam is king
We may have a lot of transplants, but Charlotte is crazy about its home team. And when the Carolina Panthers got the top 2011 NFL Draft pick, quarterback Cam Newton, we also got the city’s favorite celebrity. That smile.
15. Roads inexplicably change names
Turn on your GPS, use a compass, follow the North Star, or pray to the gods of travel, it won’t make any difference. You’ll still get lost in Charlotte where roads change names, like when Morehead St becomes Queens Road, and then Providence Road all in less than a mile FOR NO REASON!