Camp Lejeune opens its gates for a star-studded Independence Day celebration

Published: Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 11:11 AM.

The Independence Day concert and fireworks scheduled for Thursday night in Surf City have been canceled because of Tropical Storm Arthur.

The city has rescheduled the fireworks for an end of summer celebration on Aug. 29.

In a release, town clerk Stephanie Hobbs said “Surf City is very much open for business, and we expect this storm to have a relatively short term impacts and encourage visitors to keep their plans for enjoying their beach vacations during this holiday season.”

Arthur is expected to dump 1 to 2 inches of rain across coastal North Carolina on Thursday, but up to 4 inches are possible in isolated areas.

As of press time, the following Fourth of July celebrations and fireworks displays were still scheduled in the Topsail Island area. However, due to the uncertainty with Tropical Storm Arthur and its potential path, the events are subject to postponement or cancellation. 

The Town of Holly Ridge will celebrate Independence Day with the 4th of July Liberty Fest and Fireworks.

The festival, which will be held July 4 in Holly Ridge Municipal Park, begins at 2 p.m. Entertainment includes a D.J. starting at 2 p.m., Carolina Band performing at 7 and fireworks at 9. There will be food, arts and craft and retail vendors, as well as children’s activities. For more information, call 910-329-7081.   

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