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Saturday, February 02, 2008

Locust Voters Head to Polls Tuesday With a Chance to Repeal Prohibition

There is no Super Tuesday primary in North Carolina, but voters in the city of Locust will vote in a special election on Tuesday to decide if they will be permitted to buy alcohol in the community.

There are 1,700 registered voters in Locust, which is located west of Charlotte, N.C. They will vote on allowing the sale of alcohol in restaurants, grocery stores and whether an ABC liquor store should be allowed in the community.

Supporters of the measure say its passage would bring an Outback Steakhouse, a Harris Teeter grocery store and a hotel to the community. In addition to economic development the sale of alcohol would generate additional tax revnue for Locust.

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