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RALEIGH — After House Bill 389 was approved by the state senate and signed into law by Gov. Roy Cooper recently, N.C. State on Wednesday became the first college in the state to officially approve the sale of beer and wine at athletic events.

The bill last month cleared the way for the policy change, but each school within the UNC system then has to also decide whether it will adopt the measures and to what extent.

NCSU’s board of trustees voted unanimously in approval. The Raleigh News & Observer reports the school has more work to do, but the first adult beverage could be sold at the Wolfpack’s football home opener against East Carolina on Aug. 31.

The News & Observer reports that alcohol sales at State football and basketball games had previously been confined to the luxury suites for high-end booster club donors.


Sanders named associate head coach for WCU hoops

CULLOWHEE — Western Carolina head men’s basketball coach Mark Prosser this week announced the promotion of Monty Sanders to associate head coach.

Sanders joined Prosser’s staff prior to their inaugural season at WCU in 2018-19. In addition to working primarily with the team’s post players, Sanders functions as the team’s offensive coordinator among other responsibilities.

Before arriving in Cullowhee, Sanders was a member of the Elon coaching staff for eight seasons.


CVCC’s Rozzelle named to USA Baseball 14U staff

HICKORY — Catawba Valley Community College head baseball coach Paul Rozzelle this week was named to the 10-person coaching staff for the USA Baseball 14U National Team Development Program.

The program takes place July 21-24 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary.

This is the second straight year that Rozzelle has been involved with USA Baseball. Last summer, he served as an assistant coach at the 2018 USA Baseball National Team Identification Series.

Rozzelle just completed his fifth season as CVCC coach.

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