It's a hot topic that's made its way to the ballot for the second time in 4 years. Today people who live in Lumberton have another big decision to make at the polls. They're voting on whether to approve the sale of alcoholic beverages in the city limits. Several voters told us times have changed in Lumberton and they are looking forward to businesses selling alcohol within the city limits.
There are two propositions on the ballot surrounding alcohol sales. Proposition one would allow restaurants to sell mixed drinks. The second would allow the sale of beer and wine inside convenience stores and grocery stores. Those who support the measures believe voting yes will keep tax dollars in Lumberton. Others say Lumberton is a quiet town and they want it to stay that way.
The President of the Lumberton Chamber of Commerce says Lumberton is losing 130 thousand dollars a year in sales tax revenue because residents can't buy alcoholic beverages in the City limits. Andy Kelly says those numbers also indicate the sale of alcoholic beverages in Lumberton would create at least 55 jobs.
Lumberton votes on Alcohol Propositions
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