Charlotteans are friendly and nice, according to scads of reports. Wrote Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times: The good people of Charlotte have been exceedingly friendly. Ive been greeted with smiles and Hows it going? at every turn. Hollywood producer Brent Roske said: Every question weve asked has been answered with a smile. That sounds like a cliche. But it has blown me away. People smile in Los Angeles, as long as theyre in front of a camera.