- Associated Press - Sunday, May 22, 2016

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Restaurants and other businesses in Shepherdstown are now able to serve alcohol on Sunday mornings.

The Shepherdstown Town Council passed an ordinance at a special meeting Thursday moving the start of alcohol sales in food establishments from 1 p.m. to 10 a.m. on Sundays.

In March Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed a bill to let voters decide, county by county, if Sunday alcohol sales can be moved to the earlier time. Jefferson County residents will decide on the issue Nov. 8.

The Journal (https://bit.ly/1qCRqZ9) reports Shepherdstown did not have to wait. As a home rule municipality, the town could enact the ordinance without putting it to a vote by residents.

Mayor Jim Auxer says he hopes it will be a boon to businesses and local tourism.

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Information from: The Journal, https://journal-news.net/

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