Sec. 12-11. Alcoholic beverage possession and consumption.
   (a)   It shall be unlawful for any person to consume or possess an open container of alcohol on the beach strand between the area between Public Beach Access #17 (300 N. Shore Dr.) and Public Beach Access #19 (200 S. Shore Dr.). This no alcohol zone is identified by signage on the beach strand as well as the public access points.
   (b)   It shall be unlawful for any person to consume or possess an open container of alcohol on any street, sidewalk, or alley of the town.
   (c)   Special events may, upon prior written approval of the town manager and the special events committee with permits from appropriate alcohol law enforcement agencies, be permitted to allow sales, possession, and consumption of alcohol in a specific area, provided that the applicants comply with any requirements imposed by the special events committee and/or an alcoholic beverage control agency to help ensure control of use and peaceful conduct. These areas may include any real estate owned, occupied, or controlled by the town government, including but not limited to streets and sidewalks, public parks, sound accesses, and municipal buildings and grounds. These areas must be confined to specific locations and demonstrated with the special events application. The special event committee reserves the right to condition approvals based on the health, safety, and general welfare of the town.
(Ord. No. 1992-39, § 1, 12-1-92; Ord. No. 2001-28, § 1, 10-2-01; Ord. No. 2003-03-02, § 1, 4-1-03; Ord. No. 2010-11, 8-4-10; Ord. No. 2018-05, § I, 6-22-18; Ord. No. 2020-05, § I, 7-7-20; Ord. No. - -, - -)
Editor's note— Possession and consumption of fortified wine, spirituous liquor, and mixed beverages are prohibited in the same locations as those listed in subsection (a) by G.S. 18B-102 and 18B-301.
Cross reference— Restrictions on possession, consumption or transfer of intoxicating liquor during state of emergency, § 6-25.
State law reference— Municipal authority to regulate possession and use of malt beverages and unfortified wine: N.C.G.S. 18B-300.