North Carolina business cited for mask violations
Burton Farms General Store issued a court summons after complaints that employees aren't enforcing the state's COVID-19 mask mandate.
customers within without masks are still walking into downtown Lincoln Tints Burning Farms General Store. Two days after police cited owner Jonathan Burning for violating the governor's order, we obtained a copy of that criminal summons, which says the store repeatedly allowed Maskell its customers toe enter without a worker first asking if they're exempt from the governor's order. Captain Brian Greene, who issued the citation, says the department got involved after City Hall received complaints. The captain says he first spoke to burning toe, educate him about the order. But he says Burden ultimately decided to accept the summons. Burdon declined to give us an interview and referred all questions to his attorney. We visited the store today and were greeted by this sign. Anyone not wearing a mask will be assumed toe have an honorable exemption. We saw none of the workers wearing masks, but we spotted many customers wearing them, including Debbie Maniscalco. I do think it's inconsiderate of other people not to wear a mask, but she believes business owners should not be punished because of those people. I think it's a shame they do this to small businesses. People are struggling now. Ruby Connive also shops here and shares a similar opinion. This is America. We're not going get this stupid virus shut down America. And I'm sure a lot of yet they're saying a man Burden is scheduled to appear in court in late August in Lincoln 10. Braiding Goldner, wcnc, Charlotte.