Kinston passes Brunch Bill, allowing earlier alcohol sales on Sundays

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KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) - Another Eastern Carolina city has passed an ordinance allowing for earlier alcohol sales on Sundays.

Kinston's mayor, BJ Murphy, says the city council passed the Brunch Bill during Monday's meeting 4-1, according to his Twitter account.

He posted earlier in the evening that the ordinance had just been added to the agenda.

Other communities like Atlantic Beach, Surf City and Raleigh, have already okayed the earlier alcohol sales.

New Bern's Board of Aldermen would not discuss the proposal on their agenda last week after a motion to do so failed to get a second.

The Brunch Bill was signed into law June 30 and allows for local communities to decide if they want to allow alcohol sales to begin earlier on Sundays at 10 a.m. rather than noon.