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Battleship Blast

Downtown Wilmington celebrates Independence Day

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video Thousands of people took to the streets of downtown Wilmington to celebrate Independence Day. Food, music, fun and of course fireworks made up the 17th Annual Battleship Blast. Full story...
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Council accepts man's $15,000 donation for July 4 fireworks

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video Wilmington City Council heard an emotional tribute tonight that thousands will eventually enjoy. Council voted to accept a $15,000 donation from a Wilmington businessman to make up for losing a title sponsor for the 4th of July fireworks. Full story...
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Man's love for late wife could help Wilmington July 4 fireworks

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videoA Wilmington man's love for his late wife may keep Wilmington from paying extra for this year's 4th of July fireworks. Full story...
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Downtown businesses pitch in to help fund fireworks

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videoAfter Wilmington lost its biggest sponsor of the firework show in February, it considered spending an additional $15,000 to fund the display on top of the $10,000 the budget allows for. Full story...
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City considers extra $25k to cover July 4 fireworks

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video Wilmington's annual July 4 firework show lost its biggest sponsor earlier this year. The city says the show will go on, but who will pay for it? Full story...
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Battleship draws patriotic crowd on Independence Day

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For many, the 4th of July is a time to reflect on American history. And on that note, the USS North Carolina was a popular spot today. Full story...
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Parking, traffic info for Wilmington fireworks

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Heading downtown tonight for the big Battleship Blast fireworks show? The City of Wilmington has some important information about the festivities, as well as traffic and parking. Full story...
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Fireworks ready to fly along Cape Fear River

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video The fireworks are set up for the Battleship Blast in Wilmington and ready to amaze tonight's 4th of July crowd. More than 2,000 fireworks are set up across the river in Battleship Park. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Holiday fireworks a go around the area this weekend

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video When you think of 4th of July, most likely the first thing that pops in your mind is fireworks. But with dry conditions and wildfires across the area, a lot of people are worried the big fireworks shows across the Cape Fear may be canceled. Full story...
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