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Watching Arthur: What about the fireworks?

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on July 3, 2014 1:46 PM

The threat posed by Hurricane Arthur should be long gone by Friday night when Goldsboro and Mount Olive still plan to hold their Fourth of July firework displays.

Arthur is expected to brush past the coast overnight, but is not expected to impact the Wayne County area.

However, the display on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, which was to be held tonight, has been canceled.

In Goldsboro, the annual display will start at 9 p.m. Friday at Berkeley Mall.

Mount Olive's fireworks will be set of held at dusk (about 9 p.m.) at the town airport located off of the Old Mount Olive Highway just north of town.

The display will follow the town's old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. at Westbrook Park at Park Avenue.

The 26th annual event, sponsored by the Exchange Club, offers free activities, music and food -- including hot dogs and watermelon.

The celebration in Wilmington will be held rain or shine, city officials said. Any last-minute changes will be posted on the city's website, www.wilmingtonnc.gov.

The events along Water Street include food and entertainment from 5 to 9 p.m. with fireworks at 9:05 p.m. Music will be provided by the 440th Army Band in Riverfront Park.

The storm did force some changes in coastal area events. The fireworks for Morehead City, Atlantic Beach and Beaufort have been moved to Saturday at 9 p.m.