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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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    This team of highly trained Wrightsville Beach lifeguards giving visitors a little extra peace of mind when they venture into the ocean each summer.

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    On the northern Outer Banks, a round of golf includes beautiful scenery, ocean and sound views, and courses suited to both novice and professional golfers.

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    As summer turns to fall, the grape harvest begins and wineries statewide host festivals to celebrate tastes from sweet Muscadines to whites to dry reds.

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    This April music festival in Wilkesboro has hosted artists including The Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, Steve Martin, Zac Brown Band and more.
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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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