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Alcohol sales in county to be on ballot

All Davie voters can cast a ballot on March 3 on whether to allow beer and wine sales in the county.

Alcoholic beverages can be sold in all three Davie towns, after voters there approved referendums.

There will be five questions facing voters, all with a for or against.

“To permit the ‘on-premises’ and ‘off-premises’ sale of malt beverages.”

“To permit the ‘off-premises’ sale only of malt beverages.”

“To permit the ‘on-premises’ sale of malt beverages by Class A hotels, motels and restaurants only; and to permit ‘off-premises’ sales by other permittees.”

“To permit the ‘on-premises’ and ‘off-premises’ sale of unfortified wine.”

“To permit the ‘off premises’ sale only of unfortified wine.”

The initiative was put on the ballot by county commissioners, who unanimously adopted a resolution in early January.

According to the resolution, “various citizens … have requested the issue of malt beverages and unfortified wine sales be placed on a ballot for the citizens … to vote upon.

“Various citizens and businesses in the county wish to be placed on equal footing with the citizens and businesses within the towns as to the sales of malt beverages and unfortified wine … giving the citizens of the county a voice in the sales.”