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5 of the Strangest North Carolina Laws You Didn’t Know Existed North Carolina

There are some absurd laws in our world. Some justifiable whiles others are undoubtedly crazy. We may wonder how well enforced these legislatures are and if in fact they’re more than just old wive’s tales. Above all, we wonder about the people that prompted such laws.

North Carolina is home to some pretty bizarre regulations. Keep reading to discover what kooky laws are native to the Tar-Heel state.

1. It is illegal to serve alcohol at a Bingo game

Rosedale, MD -- 2011 -- Bill James, 80, of Rosedale, center, celebrates after winning $95 in a "full card" game, as his wife Mary James, 76, left, and friend Thelma Sutphin, 68, of Middle River, look on, at VFW Post 6506. The VFW Post wanted to hold casino nights with card games and roulette to raise more money, if the legislature approved an expansion of gambling. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)

Bingo Night Rosedale, MD

That’s right, one of America’s most extreme games, Bingo is officially a dry sport in the state of North Carolina. According to North Carolina Gambling Laws, it is illegal to play Bingo at any home or facility that retails alcoholic beverages. Sorry Grandpa…

2. Businesses may not conduct their meetings while present members are in costume

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MS Superhero Costume

Not ready to deliver that presentation on Monday? No problem, just show up in your favorite costume! As a superhero and law-abiding citizen, you deserve the day off!

3. You can get a DWI on a horse, bicycle, tractor, and electric scooter

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Finding horse-friendly bars isn’t always easy in NC metropolitan areas, but this law sure does make it difficult for the elderly to have a night out drinking. At least Uber drivers may prosper as a result of this state legislation.

4. In Rocky Mount, NC, you must pay a property tax on your dog

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“A dog is mans’ best friend”, when was the last time you paid a tax on your friend? Luckily, this law is exclusive to the town of Rocky Mount which is governed by cats.

5. It is against the law to rollerblade on a state highway

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Rollerblading to the Office

As if these laws aren’t making life hard enough; we now have to adjust our daily commutes! Going green just became a bit more difficult. Not to worry, rollerskating is still totally legal.

 

Carly Rutledge

Growing up in various states along the east coast, I've developed a love of all things local. I currently live in North Carolina and wouldn't move for anything! I love the beach, animals, and creating my own adventures. I encourage everyone to travel and never be afraid to fail.

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