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Alcohol

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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Topsail Beach wants to update an old law

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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. Full story...
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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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