Board approves Brunch Bill

By Kitsey Burns Harrison -

The Brunch Bill was approved by Yadkin County Commissioners this week. The bill allows for the sale of alcohol beginning at 10 a.m. on Sundays rather than 12 noon. The bill was signed into law statewide last year but must be approved by each individual town or by the county board for unincorporated areas. Winery owner Neil Shore requested the board to approve the bill at last month’s meeting so that the winery’s onsite restaurant could begin serving wine to customers earlier during its Sunday brunch.

During Monday’s meeting the board also proclaimed April to be Child Abuse Prevention Month as well as Public Health Month.

An ordinance adopting a new code for Yadkin County was approved.

The board also discussed the waiving of adoption fees for feral animals by approved rescue groups which neuter or spay feral animals and relocate them to animal colonies. The board did vote to waive those fees.

The Yadkin County Commissioners will take part in next week’s North Carolina Association of County Commissioners district meeting which is to be held in the Agriculture and Educational Building at the Yadkin Campus of Surry Community College.

A public hearing was scheduled for the next board meeting, April 16 at 7 p.m., to discuss the requested rezoning of a porperty on U.S. 601 immediately north of Stratford Lane from Rural Agriculture to Highway Business.

Kitsey Burns Harrison may be reached at 336-679-2341 or on Twitter @RippleReporterK.

By Kitsey Burns Harrison