Cities in the county sell beer, but the county as a whole does not. The referendum would make beer sales countywide. Some people say they want the change for the simple fact that the current law does not make sense.
Right now, for example, a person can buy wine in the county, which is considered stronger than beer, but he/she cannot buy beer.
"The actual county is open to wine and liquor sales, but you have to be inside a city limit to obtain a beer license in Johnston County," store manager Gail Daniels said.
Johnston County residents vote on the beer referendum Sept. 10.