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Randy Travis arrested for public intoxication

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Country singer Randy Travis has apologized after being arrested on a charge of public intoxication outside a North Texas church. Full story...
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Bottoms up! New Hanover booze sales fifth highest in state

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video Sales of some things are down in this economy. Alcohol is not one of them. A new report from the NC Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission reveals a rise in alcohol sales across the state. Full story...
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City committee recommends bar's liquor license request

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The city's ABC Review Committee today gave a positive recommendation for Edward Peabody's ABC permit application. Peabody wants to open a bar called the Brikhouse at the site of the old Rox nightclub at 208 Market Street. Full story...
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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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