Smoke Shops Near Shelby School Have Parents Uneasy - myfoxcarolinas.com

Smoke Shops Near Shelby School Have Parents Uneasy

Posted: Updated:
  • Alexandra MillerMore>>

  • Alex Miller

    Alex Miller

    Monday, March 17 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-03-17 21:02:54 GMT
    I'm a Digital Journalist/Photojournalist at Fox46. I joined the team after working with NY1 News in New York City.
    I'm a Digital Journalist/Photojournalist at Fox46. I joined the team after working with NY1 News in New York City.
  • Latin American Coalition Advocate Released from Detention

    Latin American Coalition Advocate Released from Detention

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:03:10 GMT
    Rausel Arista, an undocumented immigrant and father of two was detained Monday while flying back to Charlotte from Buffalo.
    Rausel Arista, an undocumented immigrant and father of two was detained Monday while flying back to Charlotte from Buffalo.
  • Artspace Gets Push Back

    Artspace Gets Push Back

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:52:26 GMT
    You might remember a story we brought you a few weeks ago about "The Hive," an art incubator part of a larger revitalization of downtown Gastonia,
    You might remember a story we brought you a few weeks ago about "The Hive," an art incubator part of a larger revitalization of downtown Gastonia,

A new shop opened this month right next to Shelby High School and frankly, it's worrying some parents in the area.

High Life Smoke Shop opened its doors June 1st, but has given itself a strict policy. No customers under 18 are even allowed inside.

"If I don't think you're old enough, you're gonna get IDed," says store manager Jared Canup.

He says the store will turn away anyone who doesn't have their ID and will not sell to anyone who he suspects is using the products for anything other than tobacco.

"There's nothing illegal in the store," He says. "Everything sold in the store is for tobacco use only and if I know that something's being sold to someone for anything other than tobacco use I wont sell it and they have to leave the store."

But some people don't think the close proximity to the school is a good idea.

"I think it would put the temptation there," said Danny McSwain.

"The students in that age group they're going to be influenced by what they see what they hear. That’s not a very good thing for them to experiment with," said former teacher Cindy Kiser.

Canup wants people in Shelby to understand that High Life's owners chose the location because they wanted to be a presence in the community. Unlike some of the other smoke shops, Canup says, his store has nothing to hide.

"They wanted to seem inconspicuous and we wanted to be a part of the community. We don’t want to be an eyesore, we want to be a destination."

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • A big blaze near Uptown causes thousands of dollars in damages

    A big blaze near Uptown causes thousands of dollars in damages

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:39:04 GMT
    Charlotte Fire Department had to tackle a big blaze Wednesday night near Uptown Charlotte.
    Charlotte Fire Department had to tackle a big blaze Wednesday night near Uptown Charlotte.
  • Injunction denied for parents suing UCPS Board of Ed.

    Injunction denied for parents suing UCPS Board of Ed.

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:37:00 GMT
    A preliminary injunction to halt school redistricting in Union County Public Schools was denied by a Superior Court Judge on Tuesday.
    A preliminary injunction to halt school redistricting in Union County Public Schools was denied by a Superior Court Judge on Tuesday.
  • West End Salisbury Community Meets, Police Pledge to Open Substation

    West End Salisbury Community Meets, Police Pledge to Open Substation

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:59 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:59:38 GMT
    Tonight the West End Community Organization and the West End Pride Organization are hosting a community meeting to talk about recognizing gang and drug activity and combating it. Today the Salisbury Police Department also announced it is opening a police sub-station in the West End.Tonight's meeting is at the Miller Recreation Center from 6-8 p.m. Master Trooper Clee Atkinson Jr. with NC Highway Patrol willtalk to residents about recognizing gang activity and Alex Clark, a former drug dealer ...
    Tonight the West End Community Organization and the West End Pride Organization are hosting a community meeting to talk about recognizing gang and drug activity and combating it. Today the Salisbury Police Department also announced it is opening a police sub-station in the West End.Tonight's meeting is at the Miller Recreation Center from 6-8 p.m. Master Trooper Clee Atkinson Jr. with NC Highway Patrol willtalk to residents about recognizing gang activity and Alex Clark, a former drug dealer ...
Powered by WorldNow

WJZY FOX 46
3501 Performance Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28214
Main Number: (704) 398-0046

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices