Fourth of July
NCDOT aims to help travelers save time and money over July 4 holiday
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 06/27/2011 - 9:57am.

As the summer travel season continues, the NC Department of Transportation is taking steps to help motorists save both time and money by suspending most road construction activities on major routes across the state. By avoiding traffic delays, motorists can reach their destinations more quickly while also cutting down on fuel consumption and costs.

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Holiday foot traffic helps some downtown Wilmington businesses
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 07/06/2009 - 12:13pm.

Thousands of people flocked to downtown Wilmington Saturday for the Independence Day fireworks. That included the many tourists who were in town for the holiday weekend. All the foot traffic downtown translated into dollars for businesses.

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Preparations continue as Battleship Blast excitement grows
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 07/03/2009 - 4:52pm.

videoSaturday night many of us will look to the skies to celebrate the Fourth of July. Friday, WWAY's Joe Mauceri took a look at the work that goes into getting ready for the nation's birthday.

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Southport festival warms up for Fourth celebrations
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 07/03/2009 - 8:26am.

videoThe sounds of the Brunswick Big Band soothed the crowd on the first night of the 37th Annual North Carolina Fourth of July Festival. Forty to fifty thousand people are expected to attend this year's festivities.

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Many getting a big bang out of crossing state lines
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 07/01/2009 - 5:06pm.

videoFor many people, fireworks and the Fourth of July go together like peanut butter and jelly. Only a few types of fireworks are legal in the Tar Heel State, so many North Carolinians are heading south of the border to stock up on fireworks.

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Travel down according to AAA
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 06/30/2009 - 4:17pm.

videoThousands of people will be flocking to our coast for Independence Day, but AAA says travel is still not where it was a year ago. AAA blames sagging finances and rising unemployment rate for fewer people choosing to go on vacation.

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Southport hopes Fourth of July Festival boosts economy
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 06/30/2009 - 3:25pm.

videoFor Southport visitors, the weekend will be all about flags, fireworks, and fun. For business owners, the first week in July is all about the economic boom.

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Fuse lit on Operation Firecracker
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 06/29/2009 - 4:06pm.

Law enforcement is gearing up for the approaching Fourth of July holiday weekend. Booze It and Lose It’s Operation Firecracker started Monday.

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What's happening around the region this 4th of July weekend?
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 07/03/2008 - 4:13pm.

videoThere's plenty happening around the region this Independence Day weekend.

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Southport Parade Draws Thousands
Submitted by on Wed, 07/04/2007 - 5:57pm.

videoForty to fifty thousand people were expected to line the streets for Southport's annual Fourth of July parade.
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