7/2/2010

North Carolina lawmakers on Tuesday approved a proposal by Democratic state Sen. Marc Basnight to ban retail stores in Currituck, Dare and Hyde counties on the Outer Banks from distributing plastic bags, starting Oct. 1. The legislation expands the scope of a state law that forbids plastic-bag distribution at retail chains with five or more outlets, or at stores with at least 5,000 square feet of retail space.

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