Born and raised in the City of Oaks, writer and film actor Alli Hurley is a well-seasoned Raleighite. “I’ve seen a lot of growth and a lot of really good changes that have come to the city [over the past 20+ years],” she told RALtoday. In October 2020, she set out to write her first book, 100 Things to Do in Raleigh Before You Die.