Playing it safe when 'illegal' fireworks just across the state line

Chris Bingham and Sara Allen of Kings Mountain wheeled a shopping cart around Shelton Fireworks last week looking for just the right mix of high-fl...

July 1, 2022
5:18 AM

Chris Bingham and Sara Allen of Kings Mountain wheeled a shopping cart around Shelton Fireworks last week looking for just the right mix of high-flying explosives for July Fourth."They make the holiday," said Bingham. "It's a celebration. We're free. Let's do it."The Blacksburg, South Carolina, store just south of the North Carolina state line at the second exit on I-85 will see an influx of customers between now and the Fourth of July, said store manager Tom Sudik.Eighty percent of the customers Sudik sees come from North Carolina, just like Bingham and Allen, he estimates.

Kevin Ellis