July Fourth Fireworks Canceled in North Carolina Town Because of Threats of Gang Violence

  Threats of gang violence led to the cancellation of Fourth of July fireworks in Hamlet, North Carolina. Hamlet City Manager Jonathan Blanton said officials did not rush into their decision, calling it “very devastating,”¬†WSOC-TV Channel 9 reports. People normally crowd the streets of downtown Hamlet, 80 miles southeast of…

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