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Greenville bar owners fined for violating smoking ban

By Valentina Wilson
Published On: Jan 30 2013 02:44:23 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 10 2013 08:48:44 PM CST
Smoking ban

The Pitt County Health Department fines a group of Greenville bar owners more than $200,000 for violating a statewide smoking ban.

According to Assistant County Attorney Lisa Overton, six bars that owed money for several days were ruled non-compliant.

Overton says one bar paid its fine. Another is working on paying its fines. But four others have not paid anything. Those include: Mac Billiards, Live, Club 519 and 5th Street Distillery.

While the courts have spoken about the law it's possible the bars' lawyers are looking into options to appeal.