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Preparations continue as Battleship Blast excitement grows

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.

Southport festival warms up for Fourth celebrations

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.

Many getting a big bang out of crossing state lines

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.

Travel down according to AAA

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.

Southport hopes Fourth of July Festival boosts economy

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.

Fuse lit on Operation Firecracker

Law enforcement is gearing up for the approaching Fourth of July holiday weekend. Booze It and Lose It’s Operation Firecracker started Monday.

What’s happening around the region this 4th of July weekend?

videoThere's plenty happening around the region this Independence Day weekend.

Southport Parade Draws Thousands

videoForty to fifty thousand people were expected to line the streets for Southport's annual Fourth of July parade.
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Kure Beach council passes ordinance opposing wind energy leases within 24 miles of shoreline

The first year of paid parking wrapped up in the Town of Kure Beach and the council is reporting how much was made and taking a stand against wind energy too close to its shoreline.

Preparations begin for the 2021 Cape Fear Fair and Expo

Signs of the 2021 Cape Fear Fair and Expo are now visible near the Wilmington International Airport, where workers began preparations on Sunday. 

Leland celebrates long-awaited completion of a multi-use path along Old Fayetteville Road

Dozens of people turned out Monday for an event years in the making, celebrating the completion of a path connecting Founders Park to North Brunswick High School. 

Commissioners clash over community violence prevention plans

Monday's New Hanover County Commissioner meeting grew tense when the conversation turned to violence prevention in the Cape Fear.