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America Welcomes July 4 With Hot Dogs, Cool Music, Cold Beer

(AP)--As the nation gears up to celebrate America's birthday, here are some Fourth of July highlights from around the country:

July 4th Celebrations In The Triangle

(WPTF)--Looking for fireworks and family fun this July 4th weekend? Here is a list of Triangle events.

People Asked To Be Careful With Fireworks Around Veterans

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Authorities are asking people using fireworks to celebrate Independence Day to be considerate to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Governor: North Carolina Looking For Shark Attack Patterns

RALEIGH, N.C. — Safety officials are still trying to find patterns in the series of shark attacks on the North Carolina coast that might help keep the key tourism region safe for visitors, Gov. Pat McCrory said Thursday.

Top Safety Precaution On The Water: Wear A Life Jacket

RALEIGH, N.C. — If North Carolina's boating safety coordinator could drill one rule into the minds of people on the water, it would be this: wear your life jacket.

Authorities Launch July 4 DWI Enforcement Campaign

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Law enforcement agencies have begun their efforts to ensure safe driving during the upcoming July 4 holiday weekend.

Road Construction In NC On Hold During July 4 Travel Period

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Road construction on roads across North Carolina will be put on hold as motorists head to their favorite destinations for the July 4 weekend.

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Vacation In Hawaii With The Weekend Gardener

Vacation In Hawaii With The Weekend Gardener

ALOHA! The WPTF Weekend Gardener Show is celebrating it’s 30th Anniversary by taking a 13 day, 4 island tour of Hawaii with YMT Vacations. It’s starts by arriving in Honolulu on January 27th of 2016. Mike Raley and Anne Clapp are going and they are inviting all our WPTF listeners to come along on this fantastic trip. Call 1-800-652-1512 to reserve your spot.

Question Of The Morning

Question Of The Morning

Listen for the Question of the Morning beginning at 5:20 am each weekday morning on North Carolina's Morning News on NewsRadio 680 WPTF and

Tuesday's Child

Each Tuesday at 7:10 am listen for our special interviews about the miracles happening every day at the NC Children’s Hospital and be a “680 Champion” by donating $68 to NC Children’s Promise.

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WPTF iPhone App Available For Free

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Promote Your Special Event

Promote Your Special Event

Get the word out about your upcoming special event. WPTF offers free publicity to non-profit organizations on our Community Calendar.

Mike Raley's Mini Garden Calendar

Mike Raley's Mini Garden Calendar

Need to know what to do in your garden month-by-month? WPTF's Weekend Garden Mike Raley has all the details


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Saturday 7/11

Weekend Gardener at Agri Supply of Garner

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Weekend Gardener at Big Bloomers of Sanford