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Fourth of July

NCDOT aims to help travelers save time and money over July 4 holiday

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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. Full story...
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Holiday foot traffic helps some downtown Wilmington businesses

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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. Full story...
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Preparations continue as Battleship Blast excitement grows

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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. Full story...
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Southport festival warms up for Fourth celebrations

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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. Full story...
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Many getting a big bang out of crossing state lines

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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. Full story...
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Travel down according to AAA

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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. Full story...
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Southport hopes Fourth of July Festival boosts economy

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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. Full story...
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Fuse lit on Operation Firecracker

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Law enforcement is gearing up for the approaching Fourth of July holiday weekend. Booze It and Lose It’s Operation Firecracker started Monday. Full story...
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What's happening around the region this 4th of July weekend?

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videoThere's plenty happening around the region this Independence Day weekend. Full story...
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Southport Parade Draws Thousands

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