Dublin puts malt beverage/unfortified wine sales on the ballot


ELIZABETHTOWN — Along with candidates throwing their hat into the run for the Nov. 7 municipal election for seats across the county, voters in Dublin will also be deciding whether they want malt beverage and unfortified wine available.

After approving a a request for the issue during a March town meeting, the Dublin Town Board sent the request for a resolution to the Bladen County Board if Elections on Tuesday.

The resolution will ask for voter approval or denial to allow on-premises and/or off-premises sale of unfortified, as well as the sale of on-premises and/or off-premises malt beverages.

If passed, Dublin would follow the town of White Lake, which approved the sale of malt beverages and unfortified wine during a ballot resolution in November 2015.

Billy Ray Benson, of Bladenboro, was the lone candidate to file on Tuesday. He filed for re-election to his Bladenboro Town Council seat.

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