Residents Fumed Over Weekend Alcohol, Firearm Ban http://www.wxii12.com/news/22487153/detail.html King State Of Emergency Lifted Monday KING, N.C. -- Residents in King were fumed over the weekend after a state of emergency declaration restricted the sale of alcohol and the carrying of firearms in vehicles. King Police Chief Paula May said shes received hundreds of threats related to the restrictions, which banned driving from 12 a.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. The state of emergency for King was declared by members of the City Council after Stokes County authorities also declared a state of emergency. Under North Carolina law, May said, when a state of emergency is put into place that includes a ban on driving, the sale of alcohol and carrying of firearms in vehicles is also banned. The news of the ban created a firestorm of criticism. This is absolutely the craziest thing I have ever heard. So far fetched that I am speechless! one post on WXII12.com read. This has to be the most ridiculous event of the century!!!!! This is the ultimate denial of liberties for the most asinine reason...bad weather!!! another poster wrote. May -- who wouldnt give details on the types of threats other than to say they had been phoned, faxed and e-mailed said officers did pull people over who were in violation of the curfew driving ban, but no tickets were issued. The state of emergency was lifted Monday morning.