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Curfews Gaining Popularity in N.C.

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RALEIGH — While many associate curfews with largecities, the late-night restrictions are becoming more popular in NorthCarolina, even in small communities.

Juveniles are not allowed to roam the streets late at night in areatowns such as Knightdale and Benson, and Monday night Sheriff Earl "Moose"Butler recommended curfews for much of the county Tuesday night WakeForest will consider implementing a curfew.

County Commissioner Lee Warren says he was against the idea of curfews, but is changing his mind.

Town commissioners will hold an open forum to discuss the proposalrequiring children 16 and under to be home by midnight. The proposed planincludes towns outside of Fayetteville, Hope Mills and Spring Lake, andwould required children to be off the streets by 11 p.m. on weekdays andby midnight on weekends.

Tuesday night, town commissioners will consider a similar proposal inWake Forest.

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