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Tabor City to hold recount on serving liquor

Board of Election members in Columbus County counted all the provisional ballots Tuesday morning. There were only two provisional ballots, and board members dismissed one. Board of Election members in Columbus County counted all the provisional ballots Tuesday morning. There were only two provisional ballots, and board members dismissed one.

TABOR CITY, NC (WECT) – The outcome of the referendum on the sale of mixed drinks has still not been decided in Tabor City.

Elections supervisor Carla Strickland and board members met with legal counsel Tuesday afternoon. In that meeting they decided that since the referendum was a tie and they had to dismiss one of two provisional ballots, a recount was needed to calculate exact votes for and against. 

Board of Election members in Columbus County counted all the provisional ballots Tuesday morning. There were only two provisional ballots, and board members dismissed one. The recount could come as early as next Monday.

Josue Flores, who owns San Jose, a Mexican restaurant in Whiteville is hoping the referendum passes, so he can open a restaurant in Tabor City. 

"Like before we came and there was not liquor by the drink. There were a lot of customers who were asking for a margarita or drinks. Once that passed, business started growing more," said Flores. 

The vote totals show there are 133 people in support of the referendum and 134 against it.

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