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Wine and Beer Fare Well in Harnett Balloting

Posted June 19, 2007
Updated June 20, 2007

— Supporters came out and opponents stayed home in balloting Tuesday on a proposal to allow wine and beer sales in three Harnett County unincorporated townships.

Unofficial Board of Elections results from six of the seven precincts in three unincorporated townships showed that the measures won handily. The lowest "yes" vote for either the wine or the beer question was 64 percent.

Turnout was low, however – 1,223 ballots cast out of 13,398 eligible voters.

Each ballot contained two questions – one for malt beverages and one for unfortified wine.

The referendum affected the townships of Anderson Creek, Upper Little River and Johnsonville.


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  • dearslayer2 Jun 20, 2007

    Well there is a ABC store in Harnett county which is the weird part. Only half of the county which is in the country side of it is the dry part.

  • abrnhntr Jun 20, 2007

    That's too true m0nkey, I happen to be a Methodist!

  • m0nky Jun 20, 2007

    Whats the difference between a baptist and a methodist? A methodist will say hello to you in the liquor store.

  • zeitghost Jun 20, 2007

    "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
    Benjamin Franklin

  • aquamama Jun 20, 2007

    I'd want to drink, too, if I lived in Harnett County!
    (Before any hysterics ensue, I'm just joking around!!!!)

  • gabby1 Jun 20, 2007


  • Historians_10th Jun 20, 2007

    This will cut into the bootleggers revenue.

  • DonT Jun 20, 2007

    Wow, first the lottery and now beer and wine...these people are set for some time to come.

  • cjump Jun 20, 2007

    Welcome to the nineteenth century!!!!

  • readme Jun 20, 2007

    Now if the other counties in NC that are still dry would just get their act together (I am from one of them). I am from the mountains, and I had to drive to Tennessee to get beer. More money for them!

    The next step is for them to allow liquer too. There's no valid reason in my opinion to block the sales.