Local News

Curfews Gaining Popularity in N.C.

Posted November 19, 1996 12:00 a.m. EST

— While many associate curfews with large cities, the late-night restrictions are becoming more popular in North Carolina, even in small communities.

Juveniles are not allowed to roam the streets late at night in area towns such as Knightdale and Benson, and Monday night Sheriff Earl "Moose" Butler recommended curfews for much of the county Tuesday night Wake Forest 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 proposal requiring children 16 and under to be home by midnight. The proposed plan includes towns outside of Fayetteville, Hope Mills and Spring Lake, and would required children to be off the streets by 11 p.m. on weekdays and by midnight on weekends.

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