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Selling seafood from a truck, O.K. for Dare County?

By Associated Press
Published On: Dec 08 2012 04:14:20 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 09 2012 09:23:44 AM CST
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AVON, N.C. -

A Hatteras Island man wants Dare County to change an ordinance that prohibits selling seafood from a truck.
    
The Virginian-Pilot reported (http://bit.ly/TKKwgs) that Mark Rawl of Avon wants to sell fresh fish from a truck and trailer, a practice that Dare County has banned since 1985.
    
County commissioners have scheduled a public hearing for Jan. 22.
    
If passed, the county ordinance along with Board of Health rules would have safety limitations, including that fish couldn't be cleaned or cooked at the sales site.
    
More than 30 business and property owners and commercial fishermen have signed a petition supporting Rawl.  Some store owners who sell seafood oppose the changes. They cite their costs of maintaining buildings and note that they're subject to a long list of regulations.

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