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4th of July

Randy to the Rescue: NC 4th of July Festival Art

Southport certainly takes Independence Day seriously, hosting the annual North Carolina 4th of July Festival. Southport native and WWAY design guru Randy Aldridge stopped by the festival to check out what the local artists have to offer this year.

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Sen. Hagan talks farms, Obama and the 4th

About a week after the senate passed the 2012 farm bill in a 64-35 vote, Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) stopped by the WWAY studio to explain how the bill will impact North Carolinians. She spoke with "Good Morning Carolina" anchor Ashley Jacobs this morning about that and more.

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Senior Center honors Independence Day, military early

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video Independence Day came a day early for at the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center, where they held an Independence Day Celebration today to not only celebrate, but to honor those who gave it all. Full story...
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Wilmington Patriotic Concert changes venue due to heat

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The Wilmington Patriotic Concert scheduled for Sunday at 8 p.m. on the riverfront downtown is changing locations. Full story...
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Blazing temperatures could impact Southport festival activities

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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. Full story...
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Hitching rides to Masonboro illegal, dangerous

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video Masonboro Island is a popular destination on the 4th of July, but the increased population on the island during the holiday may cause some issues and even break some laws. Masonboro Island has seen upwards of 2,000 people on summer holidays like the 4th of July. Full story...
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Booze It & Lose It fires up for the Fourth

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video State and local law enforcement are out in full force this summer hoping to keep impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel. Today kicked off "Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker" campaign. Law enforcement has set up multiple check points across the state to keep impaired drivers off the road. Full story...
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North Brunswick band marches in DC 4th of July parade

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For months the North Brunswick High School Marching Band has been raising money to go to the nation's capital. Today all their hard work paid off, as the Scorpions marched in Washington, DC's 4th of July parade. Full story...
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Fireworks ready to fly along Cape Fear River

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video The fireworks are set up for the Battleship Blast in Wilmington and ready to amaze tonight's 4th of July crowd. More than 2,000 fireworks are set up across the river in Battleship Park. Full story...
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State Capitol holds free July 4th activities

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Independence Day in Raleigh again includes music, history and new citizens. Full story...
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