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By Caitlin Dineen Staff writer Privilege license taxes levied against sweepstakes cafes in Lumberton were deemed unconstitutional by the North Carolina Supreme Court. Justice Mark Martin wrote the city’s nearly 60,000 percent tax increase “exceeds constitutional bounds.” In 2010, the city raised its privilege license tax from a flat rate of...
By Ali Rockett Staff writer LUMBERTON – The city of Lumberton recently won a lawsuit in which four businesses appealed an earlier decision that upheld the city’s right to impose privilege license taxes on Internet sweepstakes games. Fayetteville lawyer Lonnie Player Jr. said his clients, who include The Internet Business Center,...