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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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    Find iconic adventures, local delicacies, scenic views and more all along the expansive coast of North Carolina.

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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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    Take the Blue Ridge Parkway to Milepost 328.3, where kids and families can enjoy apple picking, a butterfly garden, a bee hive and walking trails.

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    Visit the site of the largest land battle of the Civil War to take place in North Carolina to see living history programs and historical exhibits.

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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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    Watch as one of the country's most unique fall foliage experiences takes shape. The bear appears just 30 minutes a day for two weeks in late October.

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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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From one-day jaunts to weeklong adventures, these trip ideas will inspire families, foodies and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

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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