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National Guard specialist proposes to girlfriend during 440th Army Band performance

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video One couple had a night that they will never forget at the Fourth of July celebration in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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UPDATE: Wilmington approves $30,000 for fireworks show

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videoThe Wilmington City Council approved a $30,000 budget Tuesday night for the 4th of July fireworks show. Full story...
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Funding for 4th of July fireworks still tough sell for Wilmington

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videoWilmington's 4th of July fireworks mean big crowds and big business downtown, but the city is again struggling to find funds to cover the cost. The show brings an estimated 40,000 people downtown each year. Full story...
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NC appeals court does not dismiss fireworks cases

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An appeals court says negligence lawsuits filed by representatives of three workers who died and one person who survived a 2009 fireworks explosion on a North Carolina barrier island can continue. Full story...
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Festival in the Park kicks off Holiday Flotilla

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videoThe parade of boats lit up and decorated for the North Carolina Holiday Flotilla and Fireworks attracts folks to Wrightsville Beach every year. Full story...
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Celebrate 35 years of fun at Riverfest

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video This weekend marks the 35th Anniversary of Wilmington's Riverfest. Full story...
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WPD calls out bomb squad after fireworks found on cruiser

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Some Wilmington Police officers on foot patrol found a potentially dangerous situation when they got to their car Friday night. Full story...
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Firework Explosion Severely Hurts Worker in North Myrtle Beach

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videoA worker at a July Fourth fireworks show in North Myrtle Beach was hurt after a shell exploded prematurely. Full story...
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Independence Day celebration underway at Carolina Beach, fireworks tonight

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video You won't have to wait much longer for fireworks at Carolina Beach, where the Independence Day festivities have already begun. Full story...
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Everything you need to know for Downtown Wilmington fireworks

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videoPlanning on heading downtown for the 4th of July? Here is all the information you need to help you enjoy the fireworks Thursday starting at 9:05 p.m. 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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Entertainment and fireworks canceled tonight at Carolina Beach

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The advance of Tropical Storm Andrea has washed out tonight's entertainment scheduled for the Carolina Beach Boardwalk. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune cancels 4th of July fireworks

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Base leaders at Camp Lejeune have decided to cancel this year's 4th of July event for the public to minimize the fiscal impact on vital programs affected by sequestration. 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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