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4th of July

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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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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Mid-week holiday crowds big boost for beach businesses

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video It's no secret that on Independence Day many locals and vacationers make their way to the beach. What may be surprising is how much businesses there rely on the influx of people. 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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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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Parking, traffic info for Wilmington fireworks

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Heading downtown tonight for the big Battleship Blast fireworks show? The City of Wilmington has some important information about the festivities, as well as traffic and parking. Full story...
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Chestnut wins 6th straight title, downs 68 dogs

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Joey Chestnut won his sixth straight Coney Island hot dog eating contest. The San Jose, CA, man known as "Jaws" scarfed down 68 hot dogs and buns to win Wednesday in Brooklyn. 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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Folks gather at Carolina Beach for family fun and fireworks

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People from around the Cape Fear converged on Carolina Beach Tuesday night to kick off Independence Day one day early. 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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New Hanover Co. Veterans Council hosts Independence Day event

For many, it's tradition to mark the Fourth of July with fireworks and family barbecues. Along with those activities, you can take part in several events marking the day of our country's independence. Co-chair of the New Hanover County Veterans Council Frank Roberts stopped by this week to tell us about what's happening tomorrow.

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