make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Smoking Ban

Effort to block beach smoking ban stalls

READ MORE:
A bill that would have snuffed out local municipalities' rights to limit outdoor smoking hit a significant snag Thursday and is not likely to advance this session. Full story...
»

Senate bill could snuff out smoking bans at Wrightsville Beach, CFCC

READ MORE:
video 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...
»

Wrightsville Beach works on plan to enforce smoking ban on beach

READ MORE:
video 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...
»

Davis measuring support for beach smoking ban

READ MORE:
video 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...
»

WB aldermen talk restaurant plan, smoking ban, school safety

READ MORE:
videoIt 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...
»

Wrightsville Beach approves state's first beach smoking ban

READ MORE:
videoWrightsville 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 voters

READ MORE:
video 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...
»

Carolina Beach passes beach smoking ban pending new state legislation

READ MORE:
videoA 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...
»

Survey results released on Carolina Beach smoking ban

READ MORE:
Through a survey sent out via email last month, town leaders asked 122 Chamber of Commerce members about their feelings of a smoking ban at Carolina Beach. Full story...
»

County leaders talk sand, bans with Carolina Beach & Kure Beach

READ MORE:
video Leaders from both Kure Beach and Carolina Beach met this morning with New Hanover County Commissioners. The purpose of the special meeting was to discuss issues important to all communities, from dredging to smoking on the beach. Full story...
»

Kickback Jack's goes to court to appeal smoking fines

READ MORE:
The owner of the Kickback Jack's in Wilmington has asked the New Hanover County District Court to reverse the county board of health's decision to uphold fines against the restaurant for violating state smoking laws. Full story...
»

Pleasure Island Chamber sponsors survey on proposed smoking bans

READ MORE:
The Pleasure Island of Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a survey about proposed smoking bans in Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. Full story...
»

Kure Beach now considering smoking ban

READ MORE:
video First Wrightsville, then Carolina, and now Kure. All of New Hanover County’s beaches are considering putting a smoking ban in place. Full story...
»

Residents voice opinions on smoking ban at Carolina Beach

READ MORE:
video Should smoking be snuffed out at Carolina Beach? That’s what town leaders asked members of the public Tuesday night. Full story...
»

FIRST ON 3: Reactions mixed as Carolina Beach considers smoking ban on beach

READ MORE:
videoAnother area beach town is considering snuffing smoking on the sand. The Town of Carolina Beach wants public input next week on whether to ban smoking on the beach. Folks we spoke with have mixed feelings. Full story...
»