(A)   The purpose of this chapter is to protect young persons from victimization and exposure to criminal activity by establishing a curfew for persons under the age of 18 years in the city. This chapter is intended to promote the health, safety and welfare of both youths and adults by creating an environment providing better protection and security for all concerned. The purpose is also to define the duties of parents or guardians and operators of business establishments and protect minors from improper influences and criminal activity that occurs after the curfew hour.
   (B)   The Board of Commissioners of the town is authorized by G.S. § 160A-198 to impose a curfew on persons of any age less than 18.
(Ord. passed 2-8-2012)