I've spent 28 of my 33 years in NC (mostly Charlotte, + 4 years at UNC Chapel Hill) and I never really got any kind of "rivalry" vibe with SC so I guess we've had different lived experiences. I mean other than political differences which have really been exacerbated over the last ~5 years. But yeah when I told people I was moving to Greenville, I would get asked the same question but tbh I didn't even know Greenville NC was a thing until that question lol. I don't think I ever got any kind of negative reception from answering Greenville SC but now you've got me wondering...🤔
I will say, even as a NC native myself...I was completely blindsided by how different SC is. Not a fan at all, personally...but again, that stems primarily from the political divide and the implications of that.