4th of July Festival
Arthur not enough to keep some new citizens from big day
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Thu, 07/03/2014 - 5:38pm.

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.

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Fans excited for Sparks on set in Southport
Submitted by Katie Harden on Wed, 08/08/2012 - 7:59pm.

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.

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Southport continues centuries old celebration
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 07/04/2012 - 3:20pm.

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.

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Fireworks, festivals, fun mark Independence Day across the Cape Fear
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 07/03/2012 - 9:41pm.

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.

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Blazing temperatures could impact Southport festival activities
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Fri, 06/29/2012 - 4:32pm.

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.

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Local heroes put stitch in National 9/11 Flag
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Mon, 07/04/2011 - 3:28pm.

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.

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National 9/11 Flag makes way to Southport
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Mon, 07/04/2011 - 8:02am.

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.

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More than 150 become US citizens at Naturalization Ceremony
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Sun, 07/03/2011 - 9:45pm.

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.

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FIRST ON 3: Holiday fireworks a go around the area this weekend
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Mon, 06/27/2011 - 3:02pm.

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.

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