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Officer Stephen Watson with New Hanover County Animal Services said they usually see an increase in calls on New Year's Day and a couple days after, because of pets who went missing during fireworks celebrations.
Firefighters had to dodge exploding rockets to douse a spectacular fire that destroyed containers of fireworks stored for sale on the Fourth of July.
It was a spectacular night along the riverfront in downtown Wilmington, despite some spots of rain here and there, as the annual 4th of July fireworks celebration was held.
The NC 4th of July Festival has announced Thursday night's fireworks in Southport have been cancelled due to weather.
Not only is it categorically illegal to use fireworks in his town, but with the unusually dry period it's particularly dangerous around our area right now.
Officials in a North Carolina county have enacted a ban on fireworks just ahead of the Fourth of July holiday, citing dry conditions and a number of wildfires.
Pleasure Island has canceled tonight's fireworks.
Asheville police are looking for those responsible for throwing a firework onto the front patio of the Rankin Vault Cocktail Lounge.
A night that was supposed to end with fireworks ended with fear, questions and chaos.