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Internet Sweepstakes Cafes

NC prosecutor warns Internet sweepstakes operators

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Johnston County's district attorney is warning Internet sweepstakes operators they must close by Nov. 1 or face the possibility of criminal charges. Full story...
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Sheriff says internal issues have slowed enforcement of sweepstakes ban

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says it's cracking down on sweepstakes parlors, but a bust today marked just the fourth time deputies have shut down one of the illegal gambling halls this year. Full story...
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New Hanover deputies bust video gambling parlor

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says its Vice and Narcotics Unit busted an illegal gambling operation. It's the second bust of its kind this year. Full story...
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Judge says worker not guilty of sweepstakes charge

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A judge's ruling in a Catawba County sweepstakes cafe case is giving hope to operators in their battle to stay open in North Carolina. Full story...
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NC judge hears software sweepstakes case

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A judge in Davidson County is listening to a request to dismiss a lawsuit against Gov. Pat McCrory and another North Carolina official by an Internet sweepstakes business. Full story...
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Today's headlines from 'Pender-Topsail Post & Voice'

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video Get the inside scoop on hot issues in Pender County before others get the story from the paper. Full story...
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NC high court decision on sweepstakes takes effect

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video A North Carolina Supreme Court decision upholding a ban on video sweepstakes machines is going into effect. Full story...
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Wilmington sweepstakes remain open despite court ruling

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videoThe North Carolina Supreme Court ruled Friday the state can outlaw video sweepstakes parlors. Despite the ruling, sweepstakes parlors in Wilmington remain open. Full story...
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NC high court rules video sweepstakes illegal

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video North Carolina's highest court says the state can outlaw video sweepstakes parlors because they don't have the same free speech protections given to video games. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Court of Appeals rules NC can't ban internet sweepstakes games

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A divided state appeals court has struck down North Carolina's ban on video sweepstakes machines, saying it is overbroad and infringes on free speech. Full story...
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Internet cafe in Calabash robbed

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At approximately 5:15 am on March 15th, two subjects entered Calabash Internet Cafe, located at 1224 River View Drive, concealing their identity through masks. The employees were forced to hand over an undetermined amount of US currency before fleeing the business. Full story...
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NC Democratic chair wants speaker to check member

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The state Democratic Party wants North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis to investigate a fellow Republican for potential ethics violations for presiding at a caucus meeting where legalizing video poker was discussed. Full story...
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NC GOP lawmaker questioned on gambling machines

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The North Carolina lawmaker who led a closed-door meeting on the gambling industry makes some money of his own from gambling machines. Full story...
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Sweepstakes ban starts Wednesday

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One sweepstakes joint told us they'll close down tomorrow, But they plan to reopen with new games they claim to be legal. Full story...
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What's next for sweepstakes?

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video Earlier this week the state legislature decided to ban internet sweepstakes cafés across the state. All it needs is the governor's signature. So what's next for the businesses once the governor's pen hits the paper? Full story...
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