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Kerr Lake

The Daily Dispatch

FIREWORKS FROM PAGE 2

There is a wide range of options to choose from when working with East Coast, with traditional-style electronically fired fireworks forming a foundation for what they do. Matthews said that at times they will deploy manual-fire fireworks, using the port-fires or flares, igniting a fuse. "There are several different methods, and we use all of them," he said. "You can electronically fire them, and you can use computer controls. It all depends on how

elaborate the display is to be." He has worked on projects that range from easy open settings to precision conditions in a city. East Coast also does indoor shows. A unique opportunity for Matthews was launching from the wooden deck of a famous World War II aircraft carrier about 15 years ago. "If you're out in the middle of the country, it's easy," he said. "If you are wanting a show launched from a roof top, that's different. Shooting from the flight deck of the USS Yorktown, that was very unique." Their inventory

includes multi-effect barrage devices, lowlevel effects such as "walls of comets," mines and precision exhibition candle scenes, traditional aerial shells, state of the art graphic pattern shells, and exotic European manufacture imports. Matthews said that for Kerr Lake, tradition is holding the upper hand. You can't improve much on what has already worked so well:

the aerial shells over the lake. East Coast claims to be the Southeast region's largest fireworks entertainment company, starting several years ago under new owners, with a new name that carries forward the former company's legacy. The history of the staff continuing with East Coast carries forward a customer base that includes thousands

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of events in front of millions of people. Matthews said that designers apply their creativity to each show. Contact the writer at mfisher@ hendersondispatch.com

Cover photo Blaise Bechtel gets in a few minutes on the water to test out his fishing gear before dinner at Hibernia Recreation Area at Kerr Lake on Friday, May 18. Bechtel was on the lake for a fishing tournament over the weekend.

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Daily Dispatch: Special Section: Fourth of July Lake Tabloid: July 1, 2012  

Special section highlighting events and activities on Kerr Lake in North Carolina

Daily Dispatch: Special Section: Fourth of July Lake Tabloid: July 1, 2012  

Special section highlighting events and activities on Kerr Lake in North Carolina

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