Heavy thunderstorms and flooding Thursday night forced officials in several area cities to postpone or cancel their scheduled Independence Day activities.
Morganton officials announced Friday morning that they have cancelled their Fourth of July event. It originally was scheduled for Thursday night but pushed back to Saturday because of heavy rain. On Friday morning, town officials said flooding at Catawba Meadows Park has forced authorities to postpone the event indefinitely.
Here is a schedule of Independence Day events this weekend. Some of those are rescheduled, and others originally were planned for Friday or Saturday.
Events with fireworks are preceeded by an (F)
(F) Wadesboro: Annual festival, 7-10 p.m. at Shelton Field, Camden Road at South Rutherford Street; fireworks, about 9:15 p.m.
(F) Casar: Annual festival, 5 p.m., followed by fireworks about 9:30 p.m.
(F) Blowing Rock: Fourth of July Festival, with parade at 2 p.m. downtown; festival from 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; fireworks about 9:30 p.m.
(F) Shelby: Fireworks about 9:30 p.m., at LeGrand Center on Marion Street.
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