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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.
10.8 million. That's the estimated number of youths between the ages of 12 and 20 that are underage drinkers. That's why a local group called Coastal Horizons organized a town hall meeting for parents.
Many bars around town are trying to make sure their patrons get home safely this "party" weekend.
A Castle Hayne man is charged in last week's Figure Eight Island bridge accident. Alcohol was a factor.