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Four N.C. Hotels Ranked Among Best in U.S.A.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the best hotels in the country for 2015, including The Umstead Hotel, Old Edwards Inn, The Fearrington House Inn and The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte.

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    Visitors can enjoy local beers and wines and diverse dining and nightlife in Winston-Salem, which named one of the nation's best downtowns.

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    Explore Richard Childress Racing team shops and get hands-on at the RCR Museum – home to more than 30 Dale Earnhardt cars – in Welcome.

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    Wilmington, or "Hollywood East," has hosted 400-plus movie and TV productions, including Iron Man 3, Revolution, One Tree Hill and Dawson's Creek.

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    Stand atop 315-foot Chimney Rock and see 75-mile views of Hickory Nut Gorge, Lake Lure and central North Carolina.

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    Each November, the City of the Arts hosts a six-day event featuring contemporary to traditional works of art, artist demonstrations and more.

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