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4th of July

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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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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Carolina Beach among state parks closing as Arthur advances

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Some state parks in coastal North Carolina will close as Arthur advances toward the state, and access to other parks and facilities could be interrupted on short notice as the storm moves north along the coast, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. Full story...
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Keeping Masonboro Island clean and safe this 4th of July

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videoSpending the 4th of July on Masonboro Island can be fun but folks with the NC Division of Coastal Management hope you leave it the way you found it. 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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NHSO: Increased presence helped at Masonboro Island

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's says an increased law enforcement presence helped deal with the often rowdy crows at Masonboro Island yesterday. Full story...
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Downtown Wilmington celebrates Independence Day

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video Thousands of people took to the streets of downtown Wilmington to celebrate Independence Day. Food, music, fun and of course fireworks made up the 17th Annual Battleship Blast. Full story...
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Hundreds celebrate the 4th on Masonboro Island

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videoMasonboro Island was packed with hundreds of young people celebrating Thursday. "We're just going to be hanging out having a good time,” Chandler Mills said. 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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NCDOT suspends highway construction for July 4th

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation is suspending most of its construction projects on the state's highways to help keep the July 4 holiday traffic flowing smoothly. Full story...
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Thieves steal American flags from church display

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video You might say it was a violation of church and state. Wrightsboro United Methodist Church prides itself on being very patriotic, but thieves targeted its annual display of dozens of American flags. Full story...
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Rain putting damper on beach vacations

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videoThe rain continues to pour, and tourists are not happy about it getting in the way of their 4th of July vacations. 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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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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