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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper pictured on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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By RONNIE WOODWARD
The Daily Reflector

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Gov. Roy Cooper signed House Bill 389 on Wednesday, allowing Boards of Trustees at University of North Carolina system schools to decide whether to open alcohol sales to the general public at their stadiums and athletic facilities.

Previous legislation limited beer and wine sales only to select groups within UNC system stadiums, like at East Carolina with selling beer and wine to private groups for football, basketball and baseball games.

"Great news for our universities, fans and local economies," North Carolina House of Representatives majority leader John Bell, a primary sponsor for the bill who represents Greene, Johnston and Wayne counties, posted on Twitter on Wednesday.

East Carolina University will hold its next Board of Trustees meetings July 11 and 12.

The bill was approved last week by the state Senate and passed in the House, 88 to 25.

ECU athletics released a statement after the House approval that said: "We are aware of the bill and our intention is to continue working with university officials and our Board of Trustees and seek their guidance on the direction of our campus alcohol policy.”

ECU football's season-opener is Aug. 31 at N.C. State, kicking off at noon. The Pirates' first home game is Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. against Gardner-Webb, and the home schedule for Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium also includes an 8 p.m. Thursday ESPN game against Temple on Oct. 3.

Contact Ronnie Woodward at rwoodward@reflector.com, 252-329-9592 and follow @RonnieW11 on Twitter.

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