A committee of Charlottesville citizens has saved the Charlottesville Independence Day celebration for the second time in the past few years. After concern was raised last week over the lack of a celebration, Tom Powell, real estate agent Ray Caddell, and WINA’s Dann Miller, among others, have formed the Save the Fireworks committee, and they’re making big promises: “This is far in excess of any fireworks show that’s ever been in Charlottesville. It’ll be bigger, badder, more outrageous. We’re going to spend at least 50 percent more than the biggest show that’s ever been here.” They’re even figuring out a plan to make sure that the fireworks happen every year from here on out, and end the annual scramble that has became standard in the past few years. Elizabeth Nelson has the story in today’s Progress.