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Morehead City council approves its version of brunch bill

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MOREHEAD CITY, Carteret County - Morehead City council voted Tuesday to allow alcoholic beverage sales as early as 10 a.m. each Sunday in its own version of the "brunch bill."

Council members voted 4-1 during a meeting Tuesday night for the ordinance, according to information provided by the city. Councilman Demus Thompson voted against the measure.

With the ordinance passed, restaurants and stores will be able to sell alcohol starting at 10 a.m. on Sundays. Gov. Roy Cooper signed a state bill into law, giving individual towns and cities the chance to choose whether it wanted the bill to be part of its local law. Previous state legislation prohibited the sale prior to noon.

Atlantic Beach, Beaufort and Emerald Isle boards have also approved the 10 a.m. sale along with Hyde County and several towns along the Outer Banks. Major cities such as Raleigh and Charlotte have also approved their versions of the "brunch bill" measure.

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