The January 13, 2017, Wilmington (NC) Star-News article "6 reasons to visit Fort Fisher this weekend" also had a big picture of Union and Confederate re-enactors lined up beside one another. However, just a United States flag is shown.
I wondered about that, and then someone wrote into the January 21 Buzz column in the paper and said, "StarNews picture of Fort Fisher re-enactors! Is this a PC picture? Where is the battle flag for the South!"
I noticed its absence and wondered the same thing.
Oh Well. --Old B-R'er