35xj, I was there and hanging out with the Ural dude, but wasn't me. Not knowing what you're into, its hard to say what you might like seeing. If you guys like history there is plenty to see and do. If you like decent beer you might enjoy Front St Brewery in downtown Wilmington. You can ride the ferry from Fort Fisher to Southport, that's always fun a makes for some nice photo ops.
If you need a place to stay I can probably help you out. Let me know.
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts" -Mark Twain