John Trump - Carolina Journal News Service

John Trump - Carolina Journal News Service

RALEIGH — House Bill 389, which would open the way for universities to sell beer and wine at college sporting events, is awaiting a signature from the governor.

RALEIGH — A measure that North Carolina craft distillers are counting on to help them thrive and, in some cases, simply survive is moving in the General Assembly.

RALEIGH — House Bill 389 could soon become law.

The Senate/Higher Education Committee on Wednesday, June 5, approved the bill, introduced in the Senate as S.B. 296. It passed the House, 88-24, April 16.

The bill heads to the Senate Commerce Committee.

RALEIGH — Rep. Chuck McGrady, his hand on the polished bar, couldn’t stop smiling as he leaned in for a better look. Gov. Roy Cooper, McGrady just to his right, was smiling, too.

RALEIGH — A move to ease restrictions for N.C. craft brewers who want to distribute their own beer is on the verge of becoming law.

RALEIGH — Gentry Lassiter and his wife, Rebecca, run a small distillery on the main street in Knightdale. Lassiter Distilling Co. is the epitome of a small business, which the couple built just a few years ago.

RALEIGH — Restaurateurs and retailers are getting behind a move by House lawmakers that would fix the antiquated way North Carolina stores, distributes, and sells spirits.

RALEIGH — A bill filed Tuesday, April 2, in the N.C. House would dramatically revamp how the state governs liquor sales and distribution, including a provision allowing for Sunday sales.

RALEIGH — A bill in the N.C. House would authorize public colleges and universities to allow the sale of alcohol at stadiums, athletic facilities, and arenas located on school property.

RALEIGH — A collection of lawmakers, lawyers, lobbyists, and brewers gathered for a news conference Thursday, March 14, to talk about a pair of bills that, if passed into law, would even further energize North Carolina’s thriving craft beer market.

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