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North Carolina legislature could allow liquor sales on Sundays

RALEIGH — You currently can’t buy liquor from ABC stores on Sundays in North Carolina, but a bill working its way through the legislature could change how you plan for your weekend alcohol consumption.

Senate Bill 490 would allow local Alcoholic Beverage Control boards to decide whether to open after noon on Sundays.

If it passes, local towns and counties would have to opt into the program, but it would open the door to ABC stores opening their doors for roughly half the weekend.

SB490 would also allow liquor sales on New Year’s Day, the Fourth of July, and Labor Day.

As it stands now, you can only buy liquor on Sundays if you buy it directly from a local distiller.

The bill has been filed and assigned to a committee as of Thursday.

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