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Smoking ban could move up coast to Wrightsville Beach

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WECT) – Wrightsville Beach could soon become the first beach in North Carolina to ban smoking on the sand.

More than 290 people signed a petition encouraging leaders to keep cigarettes off the beach. Residents only needed 211 signatures to move forward in the process.

The Board of Alderman will hold a special meeting Thursday night at 5:00 to decide what steps should be taken next. The board can either put the ban in place or on a ballot for voters to decide.

Would you like to see smoking banned while on the sands of Myrtle Beach? Vote in the web poll to the left.

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  • Would you support a smoking ban on Grand Strand beaches?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Yes, 100%
    28%
    8 votes
    Smoking is ok in designated areas
    29%
    8 votes
    No, smoke anywhere
    43%
    12 votes
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