I would like to encourage you to vote FOR the county-wide beer and wine referendum on May 6.
If you go to church three times a week or barely make it one time a year at Easter, I encourage you to vote FOR.
If you drink occasionally or never, I encourage you to vote FOR.
If you live in Elizabethtown, Clarkton or East Arcadia — or live near the county line — I encourage you to vote FOR.
Across this country, it is legal for citizens over 21 years of age to buy beer and wine. I don’t understand why some Bladen citizens have to drive halfway across this very large county to buy a legal product. Other citizens only have to drive a half mile.
I don’t understand why some Bladen retailers get to sell a legal product and some don’t. I remember when this entire county was dry and we had Sunday Blue Laws. Things change!
I encourage you to take a positive-progressive-equal-opportunity stand on May 6 or earlier, and vote FOR the beer and wine referendum.