Senator to give new meaning to the phrase ‘dime bag’

Plastic BagState Senator Marc Basnight is planning local legislation that would mandate a charge of between 10 cents and 25 cents for each grocery bag, paper or plastic, as a way to discourage their use.

At the same time, reusable bags – perhaps decorated with promotions of the Outer Banks or the business – would be offered for 50 cents to a dollar.