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July 4 activites taking place around eastern North Carolina

Listed below are links to event information we’ve received and published on our website for July 4 activities in and around eastern North Carolina.

Crystal Coast tourism and business boom July 4th weekend

Crowds flock to the Crystal Coast to celebrate the July 4th holiday this weekend--that means big business for local hotels and restaurants.

Shark Sighting

Woman spots shark off NC coast

Anna Korman shot video of a fisherman hooking the shark Friday morning.


Harris Teeter coming to Carolina Colours in Craven County

Publix isn't the only new grocery store coming to our area.

Washington police arrest 10 on felony drug charges

Washington police conducted a drug sweep on June 30 and arrested 10 people in the process.

WCTI meteorologists to participate in Croaker Festival; Skip Waters to be honored

All four of WCTI’s meteorologists will take part in July 4 festivities at the 35th annual Pamlico County Croaker Festival. In addition, former WCTI…

Night boating expected to increase on Fourth of July

Are you planning on watching fireworks from the water? There's a few things you should know before you set sail.

Camp Lejeune prepares for Fourth of July Celebration

Friday afternoon, people at Camp Lejeune were getting ready for the base's big Fourth of July celebration.

Greenville Independence Day celebrations kick off

To kick off the July Fourth holiday weekend, Greenville is holding its annual Independence Day Celebration. More than 20,000 people are expected to attend.

Alumni of C.M. Eppes High School gather for reunion weekend

Alumni of C.M. Eppes High School say the legacy of what was once the only secondary school for African-Americans must live on.

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Nation/World News

Man killed in Texas alligator attack

animal attacks - alligator

A man who apparently mocked alligators, then jumped in the water -- despite warning signs -- is dead after being attacked in Texas.


Your health: Tanning beds, antipsychotics and more

Nearly 10 million Americans still using tanning beds

CNN Health & Wellness takes a look at the potential impact tanning beds and antipsychotics can have on our health, lists ways to cut the risk of heart disease and shows time matters in cardiac arrest cases.


Are selfies empowering or objectifying?

FHM 2015 - Kim Kardashian West

Is a selfie empowering? Or objectifying? According to the undisputed queen of selfies, Kim Kardashian, it can be both.


George Pataki plays his Trump card

George Pataki announced his GOP candidacy for president May 28, 2015

George Pataki might have found a way to get noticed in the crowded GOP field of presidential candidates: attack the highest-profile hopeful, Donald Trump.


Two rockets fired from Sinai strike Israel

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Two rockets fired from Sinai landed in southern Israel Friday afternoon, the first such attack since last summer. The rockets caused no injuries and did no damage, police said.