TRINITY, N.C. — The city of Trinity held its first alcohol vote in nine years, after the city council passed a resolution to put the measure on the November 3 ballot.
After the results came in Tuesday, city members voted to pass all alcohol sale issues, making the sale of alcohol allowed in the municipalities limits.
Chairman of the Randolph County Board of Commissioners Darrell Frye says he’s not surprised that the referendums passed even in a “dry” county.
“I guess if there is a surprise it would be in the margin of victory and support of the referendum," Frye says. "I think that it will spur some economic investment and jobs in that area."
According to North Carolina’s ABC Commission, several North Carolina’s 100 counties are considered “dry.”
Individual towns may pass ordinances via referendum that may allow alcohol sales within its municipal limits, even if the county itself is "dry."
Many counties like, Wake and Mecklenburg allow the sale of alcohol anywhere in the county.