No carrying in any restaurant that sells and consumes alcohol on site. Gas stations and grocery stores you are good to go. You dont have have to tell officer if you just walking past. Only if he approaches you on duty. Like beening pulled over put hands on wheel, eyes forward, roll window down have halfway, first thing out of your mouth should be. I am a permit holder and i am armed. Then from there depends on cops attitude. Some of tje older state troopers think they have right to s ask for pistol and set it on the hood but they do not. Unless you are beening detained they dont have right to disarm you. Store have to have it clearly marked for you to see at every entrance of no carrying allowed. The cops down in outer banks are some good guys. Junebug and i Went to high school with several of them. But they still have bad days too. And working obx during tourist season is real busy, so just read their reactions and you should be cool.
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