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Mary Chesnut would have been the most popular blogger of the Civil War had there been a Web in her world. Now, in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the war, her astute observations and wry humor are being shared on social media.

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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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    Take a trip to Greensboro to explore Revolutionary War and Civil Rights historic sites, the Carolina SciQuarium, breweries, wineries and more.

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    Discover the captivating sounds of the music born and bred along the Blue Ridge Music Trails

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    Highlands is a summer retreat with local artisans, waterfalls, fly fishing, mountain vacation rentals and a resort spa.
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    Find iconic adventures, local delicacies, scenic views and more all along the expansive coast of North Carolina.

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    The recently moved and restored 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse in Edenton is the last lighthouse of its kind in the world.
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Winter Craft Beer

Winter Craft Beer

Craft brewers across North Carolina create recipes with intriguing ingredients to offer an incredible variety of winter beers.

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High Country Getaway

High Country Getaway

You'll feel reinvigorated after a few days enjoying the quaint shops and cafés, charming inns and peaceful hikes of Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk.

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