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Not Many People Realize That These 6 Things Are Actually Illegal in North Carolina North Carolina

Every state has undergone some contentious and at times bizarre laws. North Carolina especially stands out from the rest of the nation for having some of the craziest standards in the country. Prepare yourself to be shocked and perhaps a bit disappointed by these 6 things that are illegal in NC.

  1. Happy Hour!

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    So this is a weird one, happy hour is allowed for food specials only. You can have a drink specials but they must be set for the whole day not a specific time frame. It is illegal to offer special deals to a section of the population such as “ladies night”.

  2. Visiting a graveyard after midnight

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    So not that this is on everyone’s to-do list but just in case, steer clear of graveyards in NC between the hours of 12:00 am and 6:00 am! The double dare to go ghost hunting isn’t worth the fine.

  3. Stealing a Venus Flytrap when it is naturally growing

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    Because of its rarity, this indigenous plant has federal laws protecting its natural growth. In some counties, it is a felony to steal the Venus Flytrap while it is naturally growing; you can even receive up to two years in jail!

  4. Bingo games must not exceed five hours

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    Yes, really. Not only is it illegal to serve alcohol during Bingo games, but these high intensity events are not authorized to last more than five hours.

  5. No singing off-key

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    Surprisingly, there are still karaoke bars scattered across NC. It’s an outrageous law that isn’t well enforced, but as it still remains active, it makes it to our list!

  6. Couples must have sex in the military position with the curtains closed

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    North Carolina laws even go as far as governing your personal sex life! Far from a red-light district, NC wants to ensure its residents are being lawful behind closed curtains.

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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