ONLY ON 3: Wing Fling ABC permit denied, event left homeless


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Submitted: Wed, 03/16/2011 - 9:05pm
Updated: Thu, 03/17/2011 - 4:39pm
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Problems for a long-standing Wilmington event. WWAY has learned the 15th Annual Wing Fling scheduled for March 26 may not have a home.

It was supposed to be on the property just north of the PPD building in downtown Wilmington, but Wilmington Police decided not to recommend the location for an alcohol permit. That led the ABC to deny the permit request.

The dean of UNCW’s Cameron School of Business has contacted New Hanover County on behalf of Pi Sigma Epsilon, a student marketing fraternity sponsoring the event, about other possible locations. The event had been held at the county’s Hugh MacRae Park for years. The Parks Board rejected a request to have the event at the park again in 2010 because neighbors complained of parking problems and law enforcement responded to several fights.

The fraternity’s faculty sponsor Lynnea Mallalieu says the group is still hoping to get things worked out with the city.

The event was held in Battleship Park last year. Mallalieu says it cannot be held at UNCW because events involving beer and students are not allowed on campus.

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52 Comments on "ONLY ON 3: Wing Fling ABC permit denied, event left homeless"


Dale Rash
2015 years 8 months ago

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been to 3 outta the last 5 wing flings. He loves it. He has thrown his support behind it. Skuuuuweeeee! SR. would be proud that his boy is eatin wings and drinking cold ones.

Guest
2015 years 8 months ago

To all of you crying about the wing fling I have a few questions for you. If it’s a UNCW event then why is it not held at UNCW? My guess is because they don’t want it. The wing fling was at Hugh McRae Park for years and then they were told that they were not welcome back again because of the problems with the crowd. Last year it was at Battleship Park and they were told not to return again because of the problems with the crowd. So why in the world should the City of Wilmington let the Wing Fling happen inside their city limits? Once again it is the crowd destroying a good event and then crying that the government should relax and let the function go on because it has gone on for years. I have gone to the Wing Fling before and have stopped going because of the crowd, and yes I do live in Wilmington and I don’t want my home town known for a drunken feast because people do not know how to behave. A good rule of thumb is if you would not do something at your own house don’t do it at someone else’s house.

Guest
2015 years 8 months ago

You got dat right boy!

Guest
2015 years 8 months ago

but not in Wilmington…moved locations.

Guest
2015 years 8 months ago

because you can’t drink in the middle of campus like every other school?!?!