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Fourth of July

National Guard specialist proposes to girlfriend during 440th Army Band performance

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video One couple had a night that they will never forget at the Fourth of July celebration in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Coast Guard warns boaters to stay off water

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videoThe Fourth of July weekend is popular among boaters. But this year, the Coast Guard is urging mariners to stay off the water. As Tropical Storm Arthur approaches North Carolina, the Coast Guard says it is making preparations with FEMA, government officials, and the National Weather Service. Full story...
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UPDATE: Wilmington approves $30,000 for fireworks show

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videoThe Wilmington City Council approved a $30,000 budget Tuesday night for the 4th of July fireworks show. Full story...
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Everything you need to know for Downtown Wilmington fireworks

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videoPlanning on heading downtown for the 4th of July? Here is all the information you need to help you enjoy the fireworks Thursday starting at 9:05 p.m. Full story...
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Currie celebrates unity of community, country

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The day to celebrate our country's independence is just days away, but some folks got an early start this weekend. Full story...
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Operation Firecracker results released

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State and local police across North Carolina made nearly 1,200 arrests for drunken driving offenses during the July Fourth holiday period. Full story...
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Wilmington's 4th of July... It's a blast!!

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video Check out Wilmington's Fourth of July fireworks celebration. The weather was perfect. The fireworks were impressive. Click play video to see our report from Monday night. Full story...
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Sunset Harbor parade celebrates community and country

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It seems July Fourth celebrations would not be complete without a parade, and many places around our area agree. Sunset Harbor residents held their second ever July Fourth Parade Saturday to celebrate their community and our country. Full story...
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Pender County Commission approves fireworks despite raging wildfires

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video Although 22,000 acres are still on fire in Pender County as of Monday evening, some folks say the show must go on. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Holiday fireworks a go around the area this weekend

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video When you think of 4th of July, most likely the first thing that pops in your mind is fireworks. But with dry conditions and wildfires across the area, a lot of people are worried the big fireworks shows across the Cape Fear may be canceled. Full story...
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