York County OKs Sunday sales

dworthington@heraldonline.comNovember 7, 2012 

Sunday beer and wine sales were approved by voters Tuesday night in York County.

In York County, voters were asked whether there should be Sunday beer and wine sales at convenience stores and grocery stores.

In Lancaster County, the question was whether to allow Sunday beer and wine sales at restaurants.

According to unofficial results, about 65 percent of York County voters said yes and 35 percent said no.

The Committee of Citizens & Business for York County sponsored the referendum in that county, gathering more than 9,000 signatures to put the measure on the ballot. Chet Miller of the committee said the issue is economics, allowing people to buy locally and not have to travel to Charlotte. The committee estimates the county would net about $200,000 annually if all of the eligible stores sought licenses. That figure does not include what York County would collect in increased sales tax.

In 2006, Rock Hill voters approved the on-site sale of beer and wine. In 2008, York County voters approved the on-site sale of beer and wine, and Tega Cay voters approved the Sunday sales of beer and wine at stores.

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