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Despite new law, some businesses post signs to keep guns out

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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. Full story...
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Vineyard owner wants Bladen Co. voters to approve alcohol sales

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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. Full story...
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Police shut down illegal bar in Wilmington

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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. Full story...
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More law enforcement to patrol Masonboro Island for holiday weekend

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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. Full story...
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House bill relaxes rules for stadium alcohol sales

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A bill relaxing rules for selling beer to seated fans at North Carolina stadiums has passed the state House. Full story...
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Drunk drivers targeted during St. Patrick's Day crackdown

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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. Full story...
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Alcohol vaporizers newest trend in fast highs

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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. Full story...
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Pender deputy suspended for drinking before alcohol test training

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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. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Cops found beer cans months ago in crashed Fair Bluff car

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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. Full story...
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Bill would let permit holders take guns into restaurants with alcohol

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video How well do guns and alcohol mix? A new bill in the General Assembly would allow people with concealed carry permits into restaurants where alcohol is served. Full story...
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