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Alcohol

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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NC agents seize moonshine, bust whiskey still

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State alcohol control agents raided locations in three counties, seizing hundreds of gallons of what they say is illegally made moonshine. Full story...
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UNCW Police educate about alcohol, set up check point

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video Students tried to drive a car and walk a straight line with goggles that simulated a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit. Later in the evening, police set up a checkpoint to catch folks who did not get the message. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach mayor wants towns to help combat alcohol problems

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The mayor suggests Wilmington and other beach towns join forces to enforce alcohol laws. Before that happens, the ABC Board would have to give the green light. Full story...
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Four Carolina Beach bars cited for serving underage

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video Last week Havana's Fresh Island Seafood, Tangerine Grill, Sonny's Lounge and Hoplight Pub all served a 19-year-old girl working for ALE. Full story...
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Business delivers beer, controversy to beach

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videoYou're sitting on the beach enjoying a cold beverage and you run out of beer. No need to make a beer run, the beer now comes to you. But the new business, called the Brew Thru, is also delivering controversy to Carolina Beach. Full story...
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Local governments will soon have say in ABC store locations

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Looks like local governments in North Carolina will soon be able to weigh in on where Alcoholic Beverage Control stores are built in their areas.

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Bill filed to allow liquor sales on Sunday

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As Governor Bev Perdue tries to make money for the state by increasing taxes on alcohol and tobacco, some lawmakers want to loosen the state's liquor laws.

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