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Alcohol will now be sold at all athletic events in the University of North Carolina School System.
The approval was given by the North Carolina House of Reps who voted on House Bill 389, which would allow the sale of beer and wine at the events. After being approved by the NC House on Tuesday, it now moves to the Senate to become a law. Along with the support from 14 of the 15 UNC System schools, the bill had a total of 112 votes, 87 being “yes”, 25 being “no.” UNC-Pembroke was the only school to not support.
“By giving NC public universities the option to sell beer and wine at athletic events, this bill will improve safety and encourage local economic development,” NC House Majority Leader John Bell of Wayne County said in the statement.
According to the statement, statistics show when schools allow the sale of alcohol, the number of alcohol-related incidents dramatically drops.
Written by Clarke Jones
Source: The East Carolinian