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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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    In this mill town west of Charlotte, the 375 Christmas trees on view outnumber the households in a celebration that started in 1956.

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    At the height of holiday shopping season, take in the music of 120-plus tubas at Four Seasons Town Centre in Greensboro.
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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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    History comes to life in Winston-Salem, where you'll find some of the nation's best-preserved colonial heritage sites at Historic Bethabara Park, Historic Bethania and Old Salem Museum & Gardens.

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    If you're looking for adventure, head to Seven Devils, home to the largest tubing park in the East and a 20-cable, year-round zip line course.
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    The highlight of this Topsail-area park is Bear Island, a remote, unspoiled beach where you can swim, surf, fish, camp, canoe and kayak.
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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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