SURF CITY, N.C. (WNCT) — The North Carolina Alcohol Control Commission is preparing for a busy summer by teaching local business owners how, where, and when they can sell alcohol.
The commission and the Surf City Police Department taught a class Wednesday on things like how to spot a fake ID and when and where alcohol can be sold.
They’re hoping that by educating local business owners and employees they can limit the dangers of underage and binge drinking.
Alcohol control special agent Ronald Leonard said problem drinking behavior gets worse in the summer as kids are let out of school.
The kids like to come out,” said Leonard, “and they like to go out and go swimming. But then they start partying. So what we do is we try to limit that by training the employees that do sell alcohol.”
Businesses with alcohol licenses have to take these classes to be able to continue to sell alcohol.