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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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    Visit Wilmington in February for one of the country's oldest traditional jazz festivals, with styles including early jazz, Dixieland, New Orleans and…
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    You'll see stock cars and historical artifacts as well as exhibits dedicated to legendary drivers at this interactive museum in Charlotte.

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    In the center of the state, you'll find award-winning spas and dining, a range of sports and cultural attractions, theme parks, historic sites and outdoor fun.

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    "Old Baldy" and Oak Island Lighthouse have guarded the coast for centuries. Today they offer striking views of the ocean and inlet waters.

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