No Plans To Extend Sunday Alcohol Hours


July 31, 2017

As of now, there are apparently no plans to extend the hours of alcohol sales on Sundays in Transylvania County.

On June 30, Gov. Roy Cooper signed a bill into law, allowing bars, restaurants and retailers to begin serving alcoholic beverages at 10 a.m. Sundays instead of noon.

Local government boards, however, must first approve the change.

Transylvania County Commissioner Larry Chapman said no individual or business has approached the county to make the change.

“If and when we get approached regarding this issue, then we can address it as a board and vote accordingly,” Chapman said. “Personally, as one commissioner, I do not support the change.

“The ABC liquor stores are closed all day on Sunday and people seem to manage. So, a two-hour delay at restaurants and stores should not cause any major issues in my opinion.”

Brevard City Manager Jim Fatland and Brevard Mayor Jimmy Harris were contacted to get the city’s position, but haven’t responded as of going to press. Other municipalities, including the city of Hendersonville, have approved expanding Sunday alcohol sales.


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