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Man Killed When Fireworks He Held To His Chest Went Off

A Travelers Rest man has died after a firework exploded in his hands on July Fourth.


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Man Helping With Fireworks Show Hurt In Blast

A worker at a July Fourth fireworks show in North Myrtle Beach was hurt after a shell exploded prematurely.


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Sequester Cuts Forcing Military Installations To Cancel Fourth Of July Celebrations

Budget cuts are forcing military installations across South Carolina to cut back or cancel traditional Fourth of July celebrations, but fireworks and military bands are set to cheer men and women in uniform and their civilian neighbors.


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Best Firework Displays Across the Country

From the patriotic heart of Washington, D.C. to the big city flash of New York, these spots are known for their impressive summer events.

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Massive Fireworks Warehouse Explosion Kills 2

Quebec provincial police said Thursday that two people were killed in a massive explosion at a fireworks warehouse that rocked an area west of Montreal, leaving a huge cloud of smoke visible for miles.


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Best Outdoor Concerts To Look Forward To This Summer In Charlotte

It will soon be outdoor summer concert season in Charlotte! Whether it’s a daylong affair or just a few hours, these outdoor concert picks are guaranteed for some fun in the sun.


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Opinion: Celebrate The 4th Of July

Americans should want to celebrate the 4th of July and at least give some sign of wanting the celebrations that have been cut from municipalities’ budgets.


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Federally-Funded Study Finds Firework Injuries Occur Most Around Fourth Of July

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission conducted a special survey last year from June 17- July 17 and found that 65 percent of all fireworks injuries occurred within the month of the July 4th holiday.


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Best Places To Watch 4th of July Fireworks In Charlotte

Independence Day is coming up soon, and with it, myriad celebrations for the whole family. In Charlotte, the best and biggest fireworks show is the uptown fireworks, sponsored by Presbyterian Hospital. The show kicks off at 9:30 p.m., so be sure to scope out your spot and settle in early for a 4th of July like none other.


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Behind The Fireworks – Interview With Producer Of Country’s Largest Fireworks Display

Pyro Spectaculars produces some of the biggest July 4th fireworks displays. We talked to them about their plans for this year.