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"One Tree Hill" fans make Port City pilgrimage

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"One Tree Hill" fanatics came to the Port City from all over the world today to see where their favorite show is filmed. The trip was organized by one of the show's biggest fans. She's from miami, and used social media and one tree hill fan websites to spark interest.

Dozens of fans in matching T-shirts came to Screen Gems Studios to see the set of "One Tree Hill." They watched a trailer highlighting all the movies and TV shows filmed in Wilmington. Then they hopped on a tour bus to see other filming locations throughout wilmington.

"It was just neat to see how everything is put together and how long it takes for them to set something up and tear it down and just the lighting," said Tanya Mustard of Edmonton, Canada.

"It doesn't make it lose it's magic," Stephanie Hicklin of London, England, said. "I think it makes it a bit more special because you sort of know how much effort they put into it."

If "One Tree Hill" has an eighth season, these die-hard fans say they plan to come back for a reunion. The fans are eating dinner at Hell's Kitchen in Downtown Wilmington, a popular set used in "One Tree Hill" and "Dawson's Creek." Then they're headed back to their hotel to watch tonight's new episode of together.

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