Beach alcohol laws explained

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH -- Is it legal to have booze on the beach? On the street? Here are answers to these timely questions.

With summer here and the Fourth of July right around the corner, alcohol will play a part for many people.

Captain Core at the Wrightsville Police Department cleared up questions about local alcohol laws.

Drinking alcohol is never allowed on the beach. this is being enforced now more than ever.

Never carry around open containers. This includes walking on a sidewalk or in a car, whether you're driving or a passenger.

Captain Core also wants to remind people to keep the noise down, especially when making that walk home from the bar at night through residential neighborhoods. He says Wrightsville Beach Police officers often hand out noise violations.

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