4th of July
NC National Guard troops welcomed home on holiday
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 07/04/2012 - 4:17pm.

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.

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Mid-week holiday crowds big boost for beach businesses
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Wed, 07/04/2012 - 3:31pm.

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.

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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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Veterans honored during ceremony at Wilmington National Cemetery
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Wed, 07/04/2012 - 2:04pm.

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.

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Parking, traffic info for Wilmington fireworks
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 07/04/2012 - 1:09pm.

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.

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Chestnut wins 6th straight title, downs 68 dogs
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 07/04/2012 - 12:49pm.

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.

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On this Independence Day, a reminder of where it all started
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 07/04/2012 - 9:40am.

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.

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Folks gather at Carolina Beach for family fun and fireworks
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Tue, 07/03/2012 - 11:18pm.

People from around the Cape Fear converged on Carolina Beach Tuesday night to kick off Independence Day one day early.

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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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