NC county considering new tax on prepared foods, beverages

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY N.C. (WECT) - Neighbors and tourists visiting Brunswick County may have to pay more for their meals. Brunswick County representatives in the state House, Deb Butler (D) and Frank Iler (R), filed House Bill 17 on Jan. 31. The bill would let county leaders in municipalities decide to tax prepared food and beverages up to 0.5 percent in addition to state and local taxes.