Louisburg fireworks show canceled | The Enterprise
The Enterprise
Login
SearchHelpSubscriptions

Louisburg fireworks show canceled

Posted on June 20, 2022

Local news
This year's annual Independence Day event in Louisburg has been canceled due to a fatal fire that destroyed a cache of fireworks in La Grange last month.

Drew C. Wilson | Times file photo

This year's annual Independence Day event in Louisburg has been canceled due to a fatal fire that destroyed a cache of fireworks in La Grange last month.

LOUISBURG — A fatal fire in Lenoir County last month has forced Franklin County officials to cancel a planned fireworks show to celebrate Independence Day.

“Franklin County is saddened by the loss of life from the fire in Lenoir County last week which resulted in several injuries to firefighters fighting a fire which also included the detonation of commercial-grade fireworks in a storage container,” said James F. Hicks III, the county’s public information officer.

A farmer died and three firefighters were injured June 10 in Le Grange when a brush fire ignited a storage structure for fireworks, according to information provided by Lenoir County Emergency Services.

As a result of the destruction of the fireworks, which would have been used in this year’s celebration in Louisburg, and the lack of time to find replacements, the county is will canceling this year’s Independence Day fireworks and accompanying festivities, Hicks said.

Fireworks shows at the Wilson County Fairgrounds and Stantonburg have been canceled for the same reason.

More Local news

Sheetz, seen here in a promotional photo, is lowering gas prices for the July 4 holiday weekend.

Sheetz lowers gas prices for July 4 weekend

For The Enterprise
| June 27, 2022

Sheetz, with several locations in Nash County and surrounding areas, has reduced pain at the pump wi...

Five County Stadium in Zebulon is the home of the Carolina Mudcats.

Mudcats for America series on deck this week

For the Weekly
| June 27, 2022

ZEBULON — The Carolina Mudcats return to Five County Stadium June 28 with a new six-game homestand v...

Rep. G.K. Butterfield, left, called Friday “a sad day in American jurisprudence,” while Republican congressional candidate Sandy Smith, right, hailed the Supreme Court’s ruling that overturns Roe v. Wade.

2022 ELECTIONS

Sandy Smith, GK Butterfield react to abortion ruling

From staff reports
| June 26, 2022

While Wilson’s congressman decried a Supreme Court decision rejecting a constitutional right to abor...


Local News

Powered by Nash & Pine | v4.2.4