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Alcohol

New owners wait for ABC permit to reopen bars downtown

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video The words new bar or new nightclub grab the attention of many in downtown Wilmington. In the past year the city has made it clear it wants to limit the number of alcohol permits downtown by setting new policies and procedures. One rule is that anyone applying for a liquor permit must undergo a review by the city's ABC Policy Review Committee. Full story...
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New bar wants to open at old Rox site downtown

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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. Full story...
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Mom gets prison time for teen's drinking death

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A North Carolina woman will spend more than a year in prison for involuntary manslaughter after a teen died from alcohol poisoning he suffered during a party at her home. Full story...
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NC AG wants more restrictions on Four Loko

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Attorney General Roy Cooper says a proposed federal settlement with makers of the alcoholic beverage Four Loko is a start, but he wants to see more restrictions put on the sale of the drink. Full story...
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Fort Bragg to hire more substance abuse counselors

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The Army is looking for nearly a dozen substance abuse counselors to help soldiers at Fort Bragg overcome alcohol and drug problems. Full story...
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Henderson County residents to vote on liquor sales

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Alcohol sales will be on the ballot for Henderson County residents next spring. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Convention center goofs on permit; Cape Fear Beer Fest postponed

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video Wilmington's new convention center is supposed to be a home for all sorts of events. But it won't be the home of the Cape Fear Beer Fest scheduled for next month. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wing Fling ABC permit denied, event left homeless

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Problems tonight for a long-standing Wilmington event. WWAY has learned the 15th Annual Wing Fling scheduled for March 26 may not have a home. Full story...
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EX-NC teacher accused of giving alcohol to teens

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A former Johnston County middle school teacher has been arrested and charged with giving alcohol to teens. Full story...
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DOWNTOWN VIOLENCE: ABC Commission shuts down Rhino Club (summary suspension documents attached)

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videoThe state ABC commission has suspended the Rhino Club's liquor permits after a murder outside the club Monday morning and various other problems in and around the club. Full story...
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DOWNTOWN VIOLENCE: City leaders react to murder outside Rhino Club

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video Violence tied to bars in downtown Wilmington has been making news for years. It's sparked a lot of debate but little action. Many folks say this proves downtown Wilmington needs a serious logistical makeover, but what exactly needs to be fixed? Full story...
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ABC worker charged with selling to minor

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A Wilmington ABC store employee is facing charges for selling alcohol to a minor. Full story...
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Drugs, alcohol factor in crash with school bus

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Investigators say drugs and alcohol were a factor in a crash involving a school bus this morning. Full story...
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Guns, booze lead to WBHS students' arrests

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Brunswick County deputies arrested two students at West Brunswick High School today. Full story...
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Two students arrested for having guns/alcohol on campus

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested two students from West Brunswick High School today for having prohibited property on school campus. Full story...
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