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Mon July 17, 2006
Wrightsville Litter Crackdown
By Catherine M. Welch
Wilmington, NC – Police at Wrightsville Beach are cracked down on littering and drinking alcohol on the beach.
Town officials past measures last week giving police authority to make random sweeps to enforce littering laws and check for alcohol consumption, which is prohibited on the beach.
Town manager Bob Simpson calls excessive littering a brewing problem that came to a boil after the 4th of July weekend.
"On the July 4th weekend for example when I made my morning rounds there were broken chairs, parts of a television set, some stereo equipment, it runs the entire gamut of things that are disposed by people."
Simpson says beach goers caught littering or drinking alcohol will first be issued a warning, and that the town will put up more signs to alert visitors.