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Downtown lit up by Fourth's fireworks

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videoThe sky over the Battleship North Carolina was lit up Saturday night. The Thirteenth Annual Battleship Blast brought hundreds of spectators to downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Explosion kills two

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Two workers have died after a fireworks truck exploded on Ocracoke Island. Three other workers were injured when the truck exploded as the workers prepared for the annual Independence Day fireworks display on the island's docks. Full story...
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Spectators gather at Southport parade

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Hundreds gathered in Southport Saturday for the state's official Independence Day celebration. It was where art, celebration and of course patriotism collided. It's been that way for three decades. Full story...
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Currie holds first ever parade on Fourth

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videoFourth of July celebrations have been a little leaner in many cities across the country, but while some are cutting back, one Pender County town held it's first ever Fourth of July parade. Full story...
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Wilmington hosts tea party of their own

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Protesters against high taxes and deficit spending by the government used Tax Day to get their message out in events across the country. One protest was right here in Wilmington. Full story...
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Free fishing on the Fourth

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Some people spent this Fourth of July fishing, and for good reason. North Carolina law states that every Fourth of July, anyone can fish for free in all public fishing waters across the state. Full story...
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New citizens welcomed in Southport

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videoThe 37th Annual North Carolina Fourth of July Festival is well underway in Southport, and there was plenty of activity there Friday afternoon. The highlight of the day... 143 people became U.S. citizens, including one man who calls Brunswick County home. Full story...
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Friends reflect on life of Wilmington's Ed Kramer

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videoWith Independence Day almost here, we learn more about a Wilmington man who died serving his country. National Guardsman, Ed Kramer died earlier this week in Iraq. Full story...
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Staying safe in the water this Fourth of July

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videoThe ocean is a tempting place, but can be a scary and powerful place too. Wrightsville Beach is different from other area beaches because it has piers and deep troughs that can be dangerous. 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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Cape Fear Pride Pleasure Island: Booming Carolina Beach Boardwalk

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videoFrom the beautiful sights of Carolina Beach, to its tastes, this year the boardwalk's got a bit more to offer in terms of entertainment. The amusements and businesses are reaping the benefits. Full story...
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Father-son duo arrested in drug trafficking charges

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has arrested a father-son duo, after seizing more than a quarter million dollars in cocaine and cash Thursday. Full story...
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Packages from Home, helping troops who fight for our freedom

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As we celebrate our independence this weekend, WWAY wants to help honor the men and women who continue to fight for our freedom. That is why we are partnering with the Big Talker FM, the Pender Post, the Local News Review and other sponsors for Packages from Home. Full story...
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Tuberculosis results back for Brunswick County Jail

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The tuberculosis tests are back for people possibly exposed to the disease in the Brunswick County Jail. Of the four hundred plus tests administered to inmates and employees, 33 people tested positive. Full story...
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South Carolina fears work of possible serial killer

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There have been four murders in six days. Now, South Carolina authorities say a serial killer may be on the loose. Full story...
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