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Downtown Wilmington celebrates Independence Day

video Thousands of people took to the streets of downtown Wilmington to celebrate Independence Day. Food, music, fun and of course fireworks made up the 17th Annual Battleship Blast.

Council accepts man’s $15,000 donation for July 4 fireworks

video Wilmington City Council heard an emotional tribute tonight that thousands will eventually enjoy. Council voted to accept a $15,000 donation from a Wilmington businessman to make up for losing a title sponsor for the 4th of July fireworks.

Man’s love for late wife could help Wilmington July 4 fireworks

videoA Wilmington man's love for his late wife may keep Wilmington from paying extra for this year's 4th of July fireworks.

Downtown businesses pitch in to help fund fireworks

videoAfter Wilmington lost its biggest sponsor of the firework show in February, it considered spending an additional $15,000 to fund the display on top of the $10,000 the budget allows for.

City considers extra $25k to cover July 4 fireworks

video Wilmington's annual July 4 firework show lost its biggest sponsor earlier this year. The city says the show will go on, but who will pay for it?

Battleship draws patriotic crowd on Independence Day

For many, the 4th of July is a time to reflect on American history. And on that note, the USS North Carolina was a popular spot today.

Parking, traffic info for Wilmington fireworks

Heading downtown tonight for the big Battleship Blast fireworks show? The City of Wilmington has some important information about the festivities, as well as traffic and parking.

Fireworks ready to fly along Cape Fear River

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.

FIRST ON 3: Holiday fireworks a go around the area this weekend

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.

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New Hanover County inspector provides insight into Miami building collapse

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Two-vehicle accident impacts traffic near Isabel Holmes Bridge

Wilmington Police and emergency personnel responded to multiple calls of a traffic accident in the area of the Martin Luther King Parkway and the Isabel Holmes Bridge Thursday night.

One victim shot Thursday evening in Wilmington

Police responding to the scene found one man who was shot. He is currently in surgery at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

US to keep about 650 troops in Afghanistan after withdrawal

Officials say that will be a temporary move until a more formal Turkey-led force is in place.