– press release –
Louisburg, N.C. – Because of unforeseen events, Franklin County is issuing the below statement in regard to the annual Independence Day fireworks:
“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.
As a result of the destruction of the fireworks – which would have been used in this year’s celebration – and the lack of time to find replacements, the county will have to cancel this year’s Independence Day fireworks and accompanying festivities.”
Please visit our website – www.franklincountync.gov – for further updates and the opportunity to sign up for email updates.