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Changes in more than 20 NC laws begin Wednesday

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New North Carolina laws involving coal ash, specialty license plates and the regulation of alcoholic beverages are being implemented starting in October. All or portions of more than 20 pieces of legislation approved by the General Assembly take effect beginning Wednesday. Full story...
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Wake Forest to sell beer, wine at football games

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Wake Forest says it will sell beer and wine at its football games this year. Full story...
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WPD credits ABC Review Policy for drop in downtown crime

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video Downtown crime continues to decrease. Wilmington's police chief says over the past few years they have seen a 68 percent decline. Full story...
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Excess drinking kills one in ten

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The CDC just released a shocking study about alcohol and how it's killing a large number of people every year. Full story...
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Belville not happy with push for Leland liquor sales

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videoThere's a battle over booze brewing between two Brunswick County towns. A bill in a General Assembly committee, if passed, would let Leland residents decide if they want liquor stores in town. Their neighbors in Belville are not happy about it. Full story...
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Owner of raided building denies nightclub allegations

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videoInvestigators say a building raided by five agencies this weekend is a "makeshift nightclub," but the owner says the building is just a place for friends and family to gather. Full story...
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NC agencies to launch summer lifesaving campaign

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videoThree North Carolina agencies are joining together in a campaign to keep people safe this summer. The Highway Patrol, the Wildlife Resources Commission and the Alcohol Law Enforcement Division are announcing an effort on Monday that will focus on roadways and the water. Full story...
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Bladen Co. sheriff wins, voters stike down three ballot issues

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Bladen County Sheriff Prentis Benston is a step closer to reelection, but Bladen County voters were not as enthusiastic for ballot questions about increases the sales tax and alcohol sales. Full story...
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Booze question on Bladen County ballot

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videoWhen booze is on the ballot there is no shortage of opinions and come next Tuesday voters will make their opinions law. Along the sleepy roads of Bladen County there are places to stop and buy beer just not everywhere. Full story...
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New Hanover County likes its booze according to CDC survey

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But one number that continues to obnoxiously bring attention to itself is the percentage of people who are classified as either binge drinkers or heavy drinkers. Binge drinking is defined as consuming more than four (for women) or five (for men) alcoholic beverages on a single occasion in the past 30 days. Heavy drinking involves drinking more than one (for women) or two (for men) drinks per day on average. Full story...
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