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Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Fri, 01/02/2015 - 10:06pm.READ MORE:
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. Full story...
Submitted by StarNewsOnline.com on Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:39pm.READ MORE:
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 4:34pm.READ MORE:
Public smoking bans tend to spark emotions on both sides of the conversation, and that is certainly true at Wrightsville Beach, the first public beach in the state to ban smoking on the sand. Now a bill in the state Senate could send the ordinance up in smoke. Full story...
Submitted by Christina Anthony on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 5:29pm.READ MORE:
Last fall Wrightsville Beach became the first non-smoking beach in North Carolina. Now town leaders are deciding how to enforce the ban. Full story...
Submitted by StarNewsOnline.com on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:23am.READ MORE:
Rep. Ted Davis is assessing support within legislation for a bill to give New Hanover Co. beach towns the power to enforce smoking bans on the beaches. Full story...
Submitted by Matt Ray on Fri, 01/11/2013 - 12:47am.READ MORE:
It was a busy first meeting for new Town Manager Tim Owens. Wrightsville Beach Alderman discussed school security, a new restaurant and an Eagle Scout's plan to help the community. Full story...
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 11/07/2012 - 9:25am.READ MORE:
Wrightsville Beach is the first beach town in North Carolina to ban smoking on the sand. Voters took to the polls and approved the ban that will likely go into full effect next spring by a margin of 65 percent for compared to just 35 percent against. Full story...
ONLY ON 3: Language for Wrightsville Beach smoking ban, Wilmington ballpark ballot questions confuses votersSubmitted by Cacky Catlett on Fri, 10/05/2012 - 4:52pm.READ MORE:
As voters prepare to go to the polls next month, we looked at sample ballots to see how a couple of big issues are presented. What we found are two referenda with language that can be difficult to understand. Full story...
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 08/14/2012 - 11:14pm.READ MORE:
A smoking ban on the sand at Carolina Beach was approved Tuesday night, but with a few stipulations from town council. According to the town's attorney, current state statute does not allow the town to outlaw smoking at the beach. Full story...
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Mon, 08/13/2012 - 4:20pm.READ MORE: