Alcohol
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Topsail Beach wants to update an old law
Submitted by Christina Anthony on Fri, 10/04/2013 - 5:32pm.

videoA Pender County law from the 60's is costing one store lots of money. The law allows the sale of beer in a retail store , but prohibits the consumption of it.

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Despite new law, some businesses post signs to keep guns out
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Thu, 10/03/2013 - 4:13pm.

videoWalking 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.

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Vineyard owner wants Bladen Co. voters to approve alcohol sales
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Mon, 08/12/2013 - 4:33pm.

video Bladen County has long been a dry county, but with muscadine vines now growing in fields that used to grow tobacco, some are calling for the sale of alcoholic beverages to become legal.

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Police shut down illegal bar in Wilmington
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 07/26/2013 - 11:32am.

videoWilmington Police say they helped bust an illegal bar overnight. WPD and Alcohol Law Enforcement served a search warrant at 510 S. 14th St. last night after getting numerous complaints from neighbors.

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More law enforcement to patrol Masonboro Island for holiday weekend
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 07/01/2013 - 2:21pm.

videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and the state Division of Coastal Management are coordinating an increased law enforcement presence for this year’s Independence Day holiday at the Masonboro Island Reserve in Wilmington.

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House bill relaxes rules for stadium alcohol sales
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 9:46pm.

A bill relaxing rules for selling beer to seated fans at North Carolina stadiums has passed the state House.

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Drunk drivers targeted during St. Patrick's Day crackdown
Submitted by Jayne Dees on Fri, 03/15/2013 - 7:03pm.

videoLaw enforcement agencies are cracking down across the state. Today they kicked off the St. Patrick's Day "Booze it & Lose it" campaign by unveiling the new BATMobile.

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Alcohol vaporizers newest trend in fast highs
Submitted by Jayne Dees on Thu, 03/14/2013 - 3:28pm.

video A new trend in getting drunk has the attention of law enforcement agencies, as it makes its way to North Carolina. Experts say people are using alcohol vaporizers to get drunker faster.

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Pender deputy suspended for drinking before alcohol test training
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 4:46pm.

videoA Pender County Sheriff's deputy is back on duty after being suspended without pay for more than a week last month. Sheriff Carson Smith says Jan. 11 Dep. Nick Carter was attending a class to re-certify operating an alcohol breath test in Jacksonville. During a practice exercise at around 10 a.m., Dep. Carter blew a 0.02.

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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Cops found beer cans months ago in crashed Fair Bluff car
Submitted by Jayne Dees on Thu, 02/07/2013 - 11:59pm.

video Fair Bluff worker Billie Johnson admitted he'd been drinking before crashing the car in a late-night accident Jan. 26, but it appears this is not the first time Fair Bluff has had issues with alcohol and town vehicles.

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