Fireworks at Carolina Beach
2 months ago
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Fireworks still on, for now, in Carolina Beach

Carolina Beach said they are hoping the weather does not force them to make changes to their Independence Day plans, but the folks at the Chamber of Commerce said there are back up plans.
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8 months ago
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Ocracoke considers fireworks show for 1st time since tragedy

County commissioners will vote next week on whether to hold a fireworks show on Ocracoke Island for the first time since an explosion killed four people in 2009.
Burgaw home fire
1 year ago
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Fireworks related blaze leaves 8 families homeless

Eight families are homeless after an apartment complex fire Saturday night after 11 p.m. in Burgaw.
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1 year ago
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Fireworks cause fire at Wilmington store

According to the Wilmington Fire Department a fire at Old Time Pottery was started by illegal consumer fireworks.
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1 year ago
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Plenty of places to watch fireworks in the Cape Fear this week

Planning your Independence Day weekend and looking for a place to catch the fireworks? Here’s a day-to-day list of where they are lighting up the sky in the Cape Fear region.
Surf City fireworks cause island fire
2 years ago
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Surf City fireworks cause island fire

Fireworks caused a fire on a dredge island in the intracoastal water near Surf City Friday evening.
National Guard specialist proposes to girlfriend during 440th Army Band performance
2 years ago
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National Guard specialist proposes to girlfriend during 440th Army Band performance

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

The Wilmington City Council approved a $30,000 budget Tuesday night for the 4th of July fireworks show.
Funding for 4th of July fireworks still tough sell for Wilmington
2 years ago
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Funding for 4th of July fireworks still tough sell for Wilmington

Wilmington'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.
NC appeals court does not dismiss fireworks cases
3 years ago
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NC appeals court does not dismiss fireworks cases

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.