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4th of July Festival

Arthur not enough to keep some new citizens from big day

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videoOrganizers have canceled events for the NC 4th of July Festival today in Southport due to the impact of Hurricane Arthur. They hope to continue the festival on schedule tomorrow. Full story...
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Fans excited for Sparks on set in Southport

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video An anxious crowd waited for the chance to catch a glimpse of some of their favorite stars Wednesday in Southport. After close to an hour, "Safe Haven" stars Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough, along with writer Nicholas Sparks, finally arrived. Full story...
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Southport continues centuries old celebration

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video Southport is famous for its Independence Day celebration. The North Carolina 4th of July Festival traces its origins back to the late 1700s, and it is thought to be one of the oldest celebrations of its kind in the Tar Heel State. Full story...
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Fireworks, festivals, fun mark Independence Day across the Cape Fear

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video There's plenty of fun to be had across the Cape Fear in honor of the 236th birthday of our country's independence on the 4th of July. Full story...
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Randy to the Rescue: NC 4th of July Festival Art

Southport certainly takes Independence Day seriously, hosting the annual North Carolina 4th of July Festival. Southport native and WWAY design guru Randy Aldridge stopped by the festival to check out what the local artists have to offer this year.

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Blazing temperatures could impact Southport festival activities

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The annual NC 4th of July Festival kicks off tomorrow in Southport with a slew of different activities, including a firefighter's competition. Though they won't be fighting any fire, they will be battling some extreme heat all afternoon. Full story...
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Local heroes put stitch in National 9/11 Flag

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The flag is currently on a journey across America, where local service heroes and the public will be given the chance to stitch the flag back to its original 13-stripe format. Full story...
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National 9/11 Flag makes way to Southport

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video The national 9/11 flag was severely damaged in the collapse of the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Due to the efforts of Joan and Dick Stewart of St. James who lost their son on 9/11, the flag is making its only stop in North Carolina in Southport this holiday. Full story...
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More than 150 become US citizens at Naturalization Ceremony

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videoThe week leading up to America's birthday saw more than 24,000 immigrants become United States citizens across the globe. More than 150 candidates took their oath of allegiance Sunday afternoon in Southport. 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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New citizens take oath in Southport

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July 4. What a day to become a US citizen. In Southport yesterday, 125 people celebrated America's birthday by doing just that. It was the largest group of new citizens ever participate in the Southport ceremony. Full story...
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Southport parade draws crowd

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video Southport had its fair share of visitors today. The parade for the annual North Carolina 4th of July Festival brought people from different parts of the state and country to celebrate America's birthday. Full story...
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Southport cashing in on NC 4th of July Festival

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video Southport is already busy with visitors in town for the holiday weekend. The symbol of our freedom translates to dollar signs for local businesses. Full story...
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4th of July Festival gets new look

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The NC 4th of July Festival, held each year in Southport, has a new logo and an updated website for 2010. Full story...
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