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Municipal Ordinances Outline Firework Rules

With the Cove Carnival kicking off this week and two nights of fireworks scheduled, area residents could be in the mood to extend their Fourth of July celebration. But if you decide to break out any leftover fireworks and set them off, you will be breaking the law in most Cove-area municipalities.

Following state law, with few variations, local municipalities have adopted ordinances regulating where and when fireworks can be set off, and although fireworks are available to purchase year-round, there are only a handful of days they can legally be set off.

State and local ordinances set bound...


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