NC marks 5 years since smoking banned in bars
North Carolina health officials are praising the benefits of a 5-year-old state law that banned smoking in bars and restaurants. Friday marks five years since the effective date of the law that also limited smoking rooms at hotels or motels to 20 percent of the total. The law survived a series of lawsuits by pool hall and nightclub owners challenging an exception that allows smoking at private clubs. Sat, 01/03/2015 - 2:06am
Bars, Police prepare for St. Patrick’s Day
It’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend and thousands across southeastern North Carolina are flocking to their favorite watering hole for some green beer, but if you plan on drinking you might want to consider calling a cab. Sat, 03/15/2014 - 3:34am
Leland council swats bee ordinance, blocks strip clubs
After months of combing through information, and trying to honey coat a solution that could satisfy all residents, the Leland Town Council voted against a proposed ordinance on hobby beehives. Fri, 01/17/2014 - 4:31am
ALE renewing enforcement of bar memberships
Thanks to renewed enforcement of a state alcohol law you might not be able to get a drink, regardless of your age, if you’re not a card carrying member of that establishment. Tue, 12/03/2013 - 4:17am
Former Marine says all are welcome in his downtown bar
It looks like a bar and it sounds like a bar, but the Pour House in Downtown Wilmington stands out from other places like it. Mon, 11/18/2013 - 12:22am
Despite new law, some businesses post signs to keep guns out
Walking the streets of downtown Wilmington, you may have noticed a few new signs in the windows of some of your favorite restaurants and bars. That's because starting Tuesday, concealed carry permit holders are now allowed to bring their weapons into places that serve alcohol unless business post a sign forbidding it. Thu, 10/03/2013 - 9:13pm
NC ‘guns in bars’ bill could die in committee
Pro-gun advocates worry that a bill to permit handguns in North Carolina bars is being quietly shoved aside. The bill would allow people with concealed weapons licenses to carry guns into businesses that serve alcohol. The bill is currently on hold in the Senate Finance Committee and is not scheduled for discussion. Tue, 06/12/2012 - 8:53pm
New bar wants to open at old Rox site downtown
Friday the city's ABC Review Committee will review a liquor license request for 208 Market Street. That's the site of what was Rox. Tue, 12/06/2011 - 9:29pm
Goolsby says alcohol revenue should be used to help get downtown safe
Wilmington city leaders have been brainstorming ways to clean up the downtown bar scene for months. Now that a young man lost his life after visiting a local bar city leaders say something needs to change and it needs to change fast. Tue, 01/25/2011 - 4:29am
Downtown Wilmington welcomes new upscale bar
Another bar downtown? It's true and local Wilmington leaders are giving it a thumbs up. They say this new upscale wine bar brings a different taste to the downtown bar scene. Fri, 10/29/2010 - 3:08am