“Section 5.1.  Alcoholic Beverage Control Stores.  Alcoholic Beverage Control Stores shall operate within the Town of Walnut Cove as provided in Chapter 832, Session Laws of 1969, as amended by Chapter 307, Session Laws of 1973 and Chapter 289, Session Laws of 1985.”
   Section 2.  The purpose of this act is to revise the Charter of the Town of Walnut Cove and to consolidate certain acts concerning the property, affairs and government of the Town. It is intended to continue without interruption those provisions of prior acts which are expressly consolidated into this act, so that all rights and liabilities which have accrued are preserved and may be enforced.
   Section 3.  This act does not repeal or affect any acts concerning the property, affairs or government of public schools, or acts validating official actions, proceedings, contracts or obligations of any kind.
   Section 4.  All acts in conflict with this act are repealed. The following acts, having served the purposes for which they were enacted or having been consolidated into this act, are expressly repealed:
      Chapter 60, Private Laws of 1889
      Chapter 296, Private Laws of 1907
      Chapter 224, Private Laws of 1915
      Chapter 65, Private Laws of 1923
      Chapter 584, Session Laws of 1945
      Chapter 924, Session Laws of 1947
      Chapter 1139, Session Laws of 1949
      Chapter 417, Session Laws of 1971
   Section 5.  Chapter 832, Session Laws of 1969, as it applies to Walnut Cove only, is deemed amended to change each reference to “G.S. Chapter 18,” or the equivalent, to “G.S. Chapter 18B.” References to particular sections or articles of former G.S. Chapter 18 are deemed amended to refer to the provisions of current G.S. Chapter 18B which most closely correspond, and as they may be later amended or recodified.
   Section 6.  The Mayor and Board members serving on the date of ratification of this act shall serve until the expiration of their terms. Thereafter those offices shall be filled as provided in Articles II and III of the Charter contained in Section 1 of this act.
   Section 7.  This act does not affect any rights or interests which arose under any provisions repealed by this act.
   Section 8.  All existing ordinances, resolutions and other provisions of the Town of Walnut Cove not inconsistent with the provisions of this act shall continue in effect until repealed or amended.
   Section 9.  No action or proceeding pending on the effective date of this act by or against the Town or any of its departments or agencies shall be abated or otherwise affected by this act.
   Section 10.  If any provision or application of this act is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of this act which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this act are declared to be severable.
   Section 11.  Whenever a reference is made in this act to a particular provision of the General Statutes, and such provision is later amended, superseded or recodified, the reference shall be deemed amended to refer to the amended General Statute, or to the General Statute which most clearly corresponds to the statutory provision which is superseded or recodified.
   Section 12. This act is effective upon ratification.