With the Fourth of July on the way many people always wonder when, where, and what kind of fireworks they can legally use.
Greenville Police say residents can set off legal fireworks at any time as long as it doesn't violate the noise ordinance.
If the fireworks are 'propelled'- if they leave the ground- it's a no go in North Carolina. The state has banned them for safety reasons. Sparklers and ground-based fireworks are OK.
Lt. Carlton Williams with Greenville Police says, "Do not set them off in dry areas, dry grass, dry leaves, things of that sort. Always make sure that for kids that adults are present, we don't want any kids getting their hands or limbs blown off due to powerful fireworks. We want to make sure that everyone has a good time on the fourth. But at the same time we want to do so safely and within the confines of the law."
Tents have popped up around Eastern Carolina and workers say despite the law banning fireworks that leave the ground, they still do a good business here.