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Have a blast Fourth of July weekend

It’s the weekend, plus it’s the Fourth of July along the coast.

What better combination could there be for celebrating America’s 239th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence?

Events are already under way, starting with the North Carolina 4th of July Festival that launched June 27 with week-long events in Southport and Oak Island.

More celebrating is in store in Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach, plus Calabash is back this year with a Fourth of July fireworks spectacular.