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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Town needs revenues from ABC, liquor to keep taxes low, official says

PILOT MOUNTAIN (The Pilot) — Registered voters in the town of Pilot Mountain have a decision to make this week during one-stop voting in Dobson and next Tuesday on primary election day, but the decision isn’t about any candidates.

In February, the Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to allow voters in the town to decide whether the town should have an ABC store to sell liquor and if the town should allow restaurants to sell liquor by the drink.

Mayor Earl Sheppard said the decision to allow the referendum came from the realization that the town is in need of all the revenue it can get.


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