Sec. 12-11. Alcoholic beverage possession and consumption.
   (a)   It shall be unlawful for any person to consume or possess an open container of malt beverage or beer 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 malt beverage or unfortified wine on any street, sidewalk, or alley of the town, including those temporarily closed to regular traffic for special events.
   (c)   Special events may, upon prior written approval of the town manager and with permits from appropriate alcohol law enforcement agencies, be permitted to allow sales, possession, and consumption of malt beverages and unfortified wine in a specific area, provided that the applicants comply with any requirements imposed by the town manager and/or an alcoholic beverage control agency to help insure 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 public parks, sound accesses, and municipal buildings and grounds. These areas must be confined to specific locations and demonstrated with the special events application. Prior to the town manager’s approval, a review and recommendation must be provided by the Special Events Committee.
(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)
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.