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What's legal?

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on July 3, 2008 1:46 PM

Not all fireworks are legal in North Carolina. A good way to be on the safe side is to only use those purchased in state. Many pyrotechnics purchased outside North Carolina, especially those from states further south, may not be legal.

Specifically prohibited are any explosive or aerial fireworks, Roman candles, rockets or similar devices.

Specifically permitted are sparklers, fountains, smoke devices, snake and glow worms, trick noisemakers and toy pistol caps.

Anybody found setting off illegal fireworks may be convicted of a Class 2 misdemeanor, which can carry the possibility of fines, community service or even jail time.