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Alcoholic Beverage Control

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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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 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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Liquor license could be issue in selling downtown bars

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video Whoever buys the businesses would get everything included: the pool tables, the coolers and all the equipment it takes to run both. The only thing the buyer would have to do is apply for an alcohol permit. Recently that's has not been an easy thing to do downtown. 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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ONLY ON 3: Is Club 609 the new Rhino Club?

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video The shooting death at Club 609 early Sunday morning marks the second murder at a Wilmington night club this year. Some people say after the Rhino Club closed down following the murder of a gang leader, Club 609 became the new hang out and attracted the same crowd. 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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Bartender charged with serving teen killed in crash

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video According to an Alcohol Law Enforcement investigation, the bartender, 22-year-old Vincent Murphy, invited 19-year-old Marjorie Whitney to the bar before she crashed her car and died on Carolina Beach Road. Full story...
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New ABC member quits before starting

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The county says John Lyon has decided not to take the position as a board member after he applied and was chosen for the job. Full story...
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ABC chief retiring

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Billy Williams has come under fire since a newspaper report uncovered he and his son make about $350,000 dollars a year combined to run the county-operated liquor stores. Full story...
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