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Raleigh nightclub has liquor license suspended

Posted October 22, 2014

— A Raleigh nightclub has had its liquor license suspended for 30 days following 14 arrests early Tuesday.

Police and special agents with the Alcohol Law Enforcement Branch of the State Bureau of Investigation raided Club Rumors, at 416 W. South St., after an investigation found illegal activity regularly occurring inside and around the business.

Among those arrested, according to ALE, was the club's owner and manager Earl Dion Hicks.

Hicks, 41, faces numerous charges, including unauthorized possession of spirituous liquor, allowing controlled substance violations to occur on ABC-licensed premises, allowing alcoholic beverage violations to occur on licensed premises by allowing sales from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m., misdemeanor maintaining a business for the possession of controlled substances and possession of spirituous liquor not bearing a tax stamp.

Club Rumors is the first in the North Carolina to have its license suspended under a law that went into effect that allows a suspension if five or more people are charged.

Earlier this month, someone was stabbed at the club.


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  • Erica Allison-Mayberry Oct 23, 2014
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    LOL yup I guess they did!!!

  • Steve Faulkner Oct 23, 2014
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    In a bar no less, ironic isn't it?

  • Mark Hubbard Oct 23, 2014
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    Yeah Bodi's been shut down a few months.

  • disgusted2010 Oct 23, 2014

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    Because lawyers are paid a lot of money AND the ABC commission is a joke. In all reality the "C" in ABC, which stands for control, should have been dropped years ago as there is NO control of alcohol in NC. And by the way, there is no enforcement of the alcohol laws either.

  • Jerry Sawyer Oct 23, 2014
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    Why would this place ever get its liquor license back?

  • Progressiveredneck Oct 23, 2014

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    Ba da bum!

  • Ijaz Fahted Oct 23, 2014
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    I guess it's not a rumor any more.

  • Ronald Nunn Oct 23, 2014
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    I agree. These type of places make a bad name for Raleigh.

  • 68_dodge_polara Oct 23, 2014

    Someone got caught selling hooch.

  • babylaceycarpenter Oct 23, 2014

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    Not even close.