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Military Officer Magazine Live and Play: North Carolina

Military Officer Magazine Live and Play: North Carolina
Visitors to North Carolina can experience the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. (Photo by Craig Zerbe/iStock/Getty Images)

The following first appeared as part of Live & Play, a special section in the June issue of Military Officer magazine. The magazine is available to all MOAA Premium and Life members. Learn more and access the digital edition here; learn more about joining MOAA here.) 

By Don Vaughan


Visitors to North Carolina will be thrilled by its his­toric attractions, sports, and activities, including:

  • College sports, which are practically a religion. The biggest his­toric interschool rivalries include Duke/University of North Caro­lina at Chapel Hill (UNC) (bas­ketball) and North Carolina State University/UNC (football).

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  • Professional sports. These include the Charlotte Hornets (basketball), Carolina Panthers (football), and Carolina Hurri­canes (hockey). In addition, the state is home to several minor league baseball teams, including the famous Durham Bulls.
  • Skiing and snowboarding at western North Carolina’s six popular ski resorts.
  • Excellent places to dine. Ra­leigh, the state capital, has be­come a destination for foodies, with several top chef-owned restaurants.

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