Councilman wants blue laws suspended for next four years

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By Chris Sardelli

County Council will consider an ordinance to repeal the county’s blue laws for the next four years when it meets Monday.

The ordinance would suspend the laws that regulate when retailers may open for business on Sundays. Right now, department stores may not open before 1:30 p.m. on Sundays in the county because blue laws prohibit them from selling certain items before that time.

Once in effect throughout the state, a number of counties have repealed them in recent years.

Councilman Larry Honeycutt is sponsoring the ordinance.

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