Williamston cancels Freedom Celebration

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In a special called meeting Tuesday at noon, the Town of Williamston decided to cancel the upcoming 4th of July Freedom Celebration and fireworks. The annual event is one of the town’s largest drawing several thousand people each year who come for food, music, car show and cruise in and free fireworks.

After some discussion about the event, the issue of liability came up. Council then went into executive session to get legal advice from town Attorney Lee Cole.

After about a fifteen minute executive session, council returned to open session and unanimously voted 4-0 not to hold the Freedom Celebration.
Councilman Chris Alexander was not present.