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Chapter 19.

Offenses Against PublicMorals.

Article 1.

Abatement of Nuisances.

§ 19‑1.  What arenuisances under this Chapter.

(a)        The erection,establishment, continuance, maintenance, use, ownership or leasing of anybuilding or place for the purpose of assignation, prostitution, gambling,illegal possession or sale of alcoholic beverages, illegal possession or saleof controlled substances as defined in the North Carolina Controlled SubstancesAct, or illegal possession or sale of obscene or lewd matter, as defined inthis Chapter, shall constitute a nuisance.

(b)        The erection,establishment, continuance, maintenance, use, ownership or leasing of anybuilding or place wherein or whereon are carried on, conducted, or permittedrepeated acts which create and constitute a breach of the peace shallconstitute a nuisance.

(b1)      The erection,establishment, continuance, maintenance, use, ownership or leasing of anybuilding or place wherein or whereon are carried on, conducted, or permittedrepeated activities or conditions which violate a local ordinance regulatingsexually oriented businesses so as to contribute to adverse secondary impactsshall constitute a nuisance.

(b2)      The erection,establishment, continuance, maintenance, use, ownership, or leasing of any buildingor place for the purpose of carrying on, conducting, or engaging in anyactivities in violation of G.S. 14‑72.7.

(c)        The building,place, vehicle, or the ground itself, in or upon which a nuisance as defined insubsection (a), (b), or (b1) of this section is carried on, and the furniture,fixtures, and contents, are also declared a nuisance, and shall be enjoined andabated as hereinafter provided. (Pub. Loc. 1913, c. 761, s. 25; 1919, c. 288; C.S., s.3180; 1949, c. 1164; 1967, c. 142; 1971, c. 655; 1977, c. 819, ss. 1, 2; 1981,c. 412, s. 4; c. 747, s. 66; 1998‑46, s. 7; 1999‑371, s. 1; 2007‑178,s. 3.)