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Tarboro residents win battle to ban adult bookstore

Posted May 13, 2008

Plans for the Majestic Adult Center, an adult book and video store taking over the old Majestic Theatre, shook Tarboro earlier this year. 

Residents and neighboring business owners raised such a fuss that Majestic owner Ronnie Wiggins decided in March to abandon his plans for the store.

Town leaders passed a new zoning ordinance Tuesday to preclude another attempt.

The law would not allow adult establishments within 1,000 feet of day cares, schools, parks, churches and residential areas.


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  • piperchuck May 14, 2008

    Once again, this society has allowed the prudes to trample on freedom. It's a sad commentary on our society that we allow, and even support, real (boxing for example) or simulated (movies, video games, etc) violence against others, but get all bothered at the thought of seeing someone in the skin they were born with.

  • AM is Back to Being Immaculate May 14, 2008

    I'm just so annoyed by this. A friend of mine used to work at one of these stores when we were in college. He would tell about all of our profs. and administrators that would come in the store. So the "who's" that some of you are talking about are not dirty people.

  • kstor33 May 14, 2008

    Enoughsenough...husbands may be afraid their WIVES will go in there. One would be ignorant to assume it is only "women" who are against this. Might just be a family thang...hmm?

  • scorekeep May 14, 2008

    Where is the freedom of choice? If you want to go, go. If you don't like it, don't go. The store windows, as pictured, posed no threat of anyone seeing something "bad". "Cartman" said it right. "Why do people get so uptight about this? Just because some people don't want it, nobody should have access to it?"

  • enoughsenough May 14, 2008

    Wives are afraid their husbands may go inside.

  • Hip-Shot May 14, 2008

    Just a prudish society. There are plenty of places to get adult toys elsewhere, just not in Tarboro. Adam and Eve is available online, plus stores in many other localities.

  • OrdinaryCitizen May 14, 2008

    "If you dont like it then dont go in there."

    ---I fully agree but this stuff is just as easy to get online as well. I don't think this is a big deal.

  • cartman May 14, 2008

    Why do people get so uptight about this? Just because some people don't want it, nobody should have access to it?

  • Its me again May 13, 2008

    cynsless1, It's not what(who) goes in, It's what(who) comes out, By the way no one is cynless(sinless)

  • cynsless1 May 13, 2008

    Well thats a bunch of bull. If you dont like it then dont go in there. I dont care for bed bath and beyond, so I dont go in there.