Farmville Restricts Internet Cafes

The town of Farmville has approved a moratorium on Internet cafes within their jurisdiction.

Paul Ellis, says council will restrict the cafes for the next 120 days until the General Assembly takes up the issue.

The issue at hand, is how the businesses operate. The concept is to sell Internet time, so customers can pay casino type games for money.

Rocky Mount and Kinston have also restricted the cafes. The State Legislature will meet next month in the General Session and will most likely take up the debate.

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  • by Anonymous on Apr 8, 2010 at 06:00 AM
    I have one of these places right down the street from my home. I was concerned at first but they seem to be no problem from the outside. Their lot is always full and a once empty building is now occupied. I think its sad that some people waste so much money but is it the government's job to control what people spend their money on? I'm sure I waste a lot of money too.
  • by jk on Apr 7, 2010 at 02:40 PM
    I agree, what's the big deal? If they don't want it, who cares? The business can open somewhere else. As for "one less thing to do in Farmville" well, some people like to live where there isn't much to do. That is why we all choose where to live. So, what IS the big deal?
  • by LW Location: Greenville on Apr 7, 2010 at 02:20 PM
    Seems to me you would try to fill up the EMPTY buildings and increase the TAX base. Yet again, "BIG BROTHER" is telling you what to do, where to go, ect ect et ect.Mel Gibson have a good saying in a great movie as he was being excuted. His last words was "FREEDOM"!
  • by DK on Apr 7, 2010 at 12:20 PM
    I dont get what the big deal is. Whats the difference in gambling there and gambling at home? If its a legal business then leave it alone.
  • by what? on Apr 7, 2010 at 12:11 PM
    So what is wrong with Internet cafes anyway? Does Farmville have something against people surfing the web? If it is gambling that they are trying to stop then why did the the town touch the owner of the place...or does he contribute too much to the town leaders?
  • by Curious Location: Roanoke Rapids on Apr 7, 2010 at 11:19 AM
    I think there's an "Internet Cafe" here in Roanoke Rapids. Are these, the ones that have real money casino-type "games," lawful in North Carolina??? Or is it just a matter of local zoning ordinances that's causing the discussion?
  • by Anonymous on Apr 7, 2010 at 10:40 AM
    They are gonna waste their money anyway so why is this a big deal?
  • by Brando Location: Greenville on Apr 7, 2010 at 09:05 AM
    Oh hey, one LESS thing to do in Farmville! Go ahead and let them spend their money on drugs instead! They have to get their fix on something.
  • by louis Location: greenville on Apr 7, 2010 at 08:43 AM
    My question for ms. Linda from Williamston is , wasn't the NC Lottery supposed to be extra funding for schools and such? When I asked an employee of the PCS what happens to that money, they could not give me an answer. Yes, I do agree it is sad that you have people who go in and sit down and lose whole paychecks at the time, but that would happen anyways.
  • by Jim Location: SC on Apr 7, 2010 at 07:26 AM
    And you wonder what happened to video poker...
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