IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NORTH CAROLINA
FILED 14 DECEMBER 2012
SANDHILL AMUSEMENTS, INC.; CAROLINA INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES; J&F
AMUSEMENTS, INC.; J&J VENDING, INC.; MATTHEWS VENDING CO.;
PATTON BROTHERS, INC.; TRENT BROTHERS MUSIC CO., INC.; S&S MUSIC
CO., INC.; OLD NORTH STATE AMUSEMENTS, INC.; and UWHARRIE FUELS,
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA; GOVERNOR BEVERLY PERDUE, in her official
capacity; NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF CRIME CONTROL AND
PUBLIC SAFETY; SECRETARY OF CRIME CONTROL AND PUBLIC SAFETY
BRYAN E. BEATTY, in his official capacity; ALCOHOL LAW ENFORCEMENT
DIVISION; DIRECTOR OF ALCOHOL LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION
WILLIAM CHANDLER, in his official capacity
Appeal pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 7A-30(2) from the decision of a divided panel
of the Court of Appeals, ___ N.C. App. ___, 724 S.E.2d 614 (2012), reversing an
order entered on 29 November 2010 by Judge Paul C. Ridgeway in Superior Court,
Wake County. Heard in the Supreme Court on 17 October 2012.
Daughtry, Woodard, Lawrence & Starling, by Kelly K. Daughtry, for plaintiffappellees.
Roy Cooper, Attorney General, by John F. Maddrey, Solicitor General, and
Hal F. Askins, Special Deputy Attorney General, for defendant-appellants.
For the reasons stated in Hest Technologies, Inc. v. State ex rel. Perdue, ___
N.C. ___, ___ S.E.2d ___ (2012) (No. 169A11-2), the decision of the Court of Appeals
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Opinion of the Court