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4th of July

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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Downtown businesses pitch in to help fund fireworks

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videoAfter Wilmington lost its biggest sponsor of the firework show in February, it considered spending an additional $15,000 to fund the display on top of the $10,000 the budget allows for. Full story...
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City considers extra $25k to cover July 4 fireworks

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video Wilmington's annual July 4 firework show lost its biggest sponsor earlier this year. The city says the show will go on, but who will pay for it? Full story...
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Committee discusses Masonboro safety

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video Every Fourth of July, crowds of people invade Masonboro Island to party, and most of them are not local. "All they know is, if I show up on a boat ramp with 50 bucks in my hand, or 20 bucks in my hand, I will get a ride to some place where I can have a party," says Coastal Reserve Manager Hope Sutton. Full story...
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Some want changes after latest Masonboro mess

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video Is the party over for Masonboro? Some people say they hope so after this year's 4th of July celebrations. Full story...
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Massive crowd enjoys holiday festivities on Wilmington riverfront

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video It was a night full of red, white and blue across the Cape Fear. Full story...
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