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Independence Day

July 4th celebration runs smoothly in Wilmington

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Wilmington Police say 4th of July celebrations went smoothly in Downtown. In a media release, they say more than 20,000 people showed up to watch fireworks in downtown. Full story...
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UPDATE: Nearly 1,800 arrested for DWI in 'Booze It & Lose It' campaign

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State transportation officials say almost 1,800 motorists were arrested on North Carolina highways for driving while impaired during an Independence Day operation. Full story...
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NC National Guard troops welcomed home on holiday

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More than 100 North Carolina National Guard members are returning home on Independence Day to reunite with their family members after being separated for a year. Full story...
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Veterans honored during ceremony at Wilmington National Cemetery

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The real meaning of the 4th of July was on display this morning at Wilmington National Cemetery. That's where the New Hanover County Veterans Council held its annual Independence Day Ceremony. 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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On this Independence Day, a reminder of where it all started

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videoOn July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia officially adopted the edited and final version of the Declaration of Independence. For most of us, the annual celebration of this momentous day in American and world history is about fun, food and fireworks. But it's worth taking some time to see what our Founding Fathers put their names to. Full story...
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Senior Center honors Independence Day, military early

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video Independence Day came a day early for at the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center, where they held an Independence Day Celebration today to not only celebrate, but to honor those who gave it all. Full story...
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On this Independence Day, take time to remember what it's all about

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videoWe obviously all know the significance of the day, but what about the document that formed this nation and changed the world? If you've ever wondered what it was all about or always promised yourself you'd take a few minutes to read it, there's no more need for excuses. Here is your chance to read the Declaration of Independence, and on the 4th of July no less! Full story...
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