Tropical Storm Arthur has become a hurricane and is threatening to take a glancing blow at the Carolina coast on Independence Day.

And here on Delmarva officials are bracing for wet weather but are optimistic.

In Ocean City officials are delaying the July 4th fireworks and festivities for Saturday.

Mayor Rick Meehan says the wet weather into Friday morning will not allow enough time to set up the fireworks display for tomorrow night.
Officials still expect near capacity crowds over the weekend with $50 being charged for all day Saturday at the Inlet Parking.

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July 4th is a day marked by fireworks and a barbeque, family and American flags. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill reflects on its meaning beyond the festivities.

Fireworks may make it back to Salisbury for a second year in a row since it was revived after a seven year hiatus.

Former City Council President Mike Dunn told the Salisbury Daily Times that organizers plan for another Red, White and Boom celebration which took place last year at a vacant lot owned by Salisbury University.

It lasted 35 minutes with the fireworks, shooting up as high as 600 feet into the night sky.

The nearby Wayne Street will once again be turned into “Americana Avenue with food vendors, local nonprofits and entertainment.