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New Hanover County likes its booze according to CDC survey

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But one number that continues to obnoxiously bring attention to itself is the percentage of people who are classified as either binge drinkers or heavy drinkers. Binge drinking is defined as consuming more than four (for women) or five (for men) alcoholic beverages on a single occasion in the past 30 days. Heavy drinking involves drinking more than one (for women) or two (for men) drinks per day on average. Full story...
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PAC formed in support of Bladen beer and wine referendum

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videoVoters will decide the issue May 6 during the primary election. Bladen County commissioners agreed to put the issue on the ballot last year. Full story...
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New Hanover ABC to add 'spirits' to signage

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videoRenovations to New Hanover County ABC headquarters in Wilmington are leading to a change in signage. The sign on the building on 17th St. is broken, so board members decided it was time for a change. Full story...
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ABC Board mulling cutting downtown task force funding

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videoIt's budget season, and the New Hanover County ABC Board is looking for ways to save money. Director Dan Sykes says one proposal on the table would have the board cut the $180,000 it gives to a joint task force meant to cut down crime downtown. Full story...
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ALE renewing enforcement of bar memberships

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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. Full story...
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Robbery at ABC store in Burgaw

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There was a robbery at the ABC Store at 207 US Highway 117 S in Burgaw Monday afternoon. Full story...
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Tabor City liquor vote fails by one vote

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videoMixed drinks will not be available any time soon at restaurants in Tabor City. A recount of the Nov. 5 on a referendum to allow the alcohol sale confirmed the measure failed by one vote. Full story...
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With one vote difference, Tabor City booze referendum gets recount

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videoThere will be a recount on a referendum for selling mixed drinks in Tabor City. Columbus County Board of Elections Supervisor Carla Strickland says the final vote was 133 for and 134 against the measure. Full story...
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Liquor vote passes in two towns, deadlocks in third

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videoShould restaurants be allowed to serve liquor? That was the question posed to voters in three Columbus County towns. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Coffee shop wants to sell beer, complaint holding it up

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videoWired on Wrightsville is a coffee shop off Wrightsville Avenue, but the owners want to add beer to the late-night menu. Full story...
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