Charlotte vs Raleigh
It's no urban
myth. Charlotte and Raleigh seldom see eye to
eye. It's a real problem that has deep
roots. It could be argued that Charlotte thinks
of itself as being more important than Raleigh thinks
they are. And if could also be said that Raleigh
doesn't like being in Charlotte's shadow, after all,
they are the Capital City.
for each other even extends to our streets.
Instead of some wide and carefully landscaped
boulevard named for Raleigh, Charlotte gave that grand
name to a gritty street that runs through an
industrial area off Eastway Drive.
In Raleigh, there are prominent avenues named for
Fayetteville, Lenoir, New Bern and even Raleigh
itself. The street reserved for the state's
largest city? A two block residential court just
south of Lake Boone Trail.