North Carolina Newspapers

Published by The Town of Pine Knoll Shores In The Interests Of Its Citizens
PostOfficeBox757,Atlantic Beach,N.C. 28512
Volume II Number 11 August, 19^1
G. W, Eastland-Editor Lenora Roberson, Associate Editor
C0MI'4ISSIGNERS DEBATE At the July 7 meeting of the Board of Com
missioners the Commissioners debated the
LIQUOR--BY~THE--DRINK issue of liquor-by-the-drink, especially
with respect to the proposal for a refer
endum to determine public sentiment, or to first approach the ABC
Board for the location of an ABC store in the community.
Mayor^Cleveland proposed the referendum be conducted on the matter.
He pointed out that an amendment to the law recently passed by.the
legislature removed the proximity limit of an ABC store to a
town such as Pine Knoll Shores, which had been a deterent. Speak
ing in favor or the referendum, Mayor Cleveland said Pine Knoll
Shores residents had voted in favor of liquor-by-the-drink in a
county wide relerendum; he said the town also has placed restrictive
zoning on the motels and permitting them to serve liquor-by-the~
drink would improve their revenues, and finally that the possibility
of the location of a high quality restaurant in Pine Knoll Shores
would be enhanced by approval of liquor-by-the-drink.
However, Commissioner Bill Dixson spoke in favor of seeking the
location of an ABC store in PKS first. He said Pine Knoll Shores
has considerable potential for supporting an ABC store, more than
any other community in the county because of the location of the
motels and their dining and recreational facilities in the town.
He pointed out that approval of liquor—by—the—drink by itself v/ould
benefit only the commercial establishments at the expense of the
town providing additional police and rescue services, since the
motels would purchase their supplies eisev/here and the town \^/ould
not share in the revenues from this arrangement. On the other
hand, he said, the town would be the beneficiary of revenues from
the sale of liquor at an ABC store if located in the tov/n.
Commissioner Jerome also spoke in favor of pursuing an ADC store
Post Office Box 757
Atlantic Beach, N. C. 28512
Mr. & Mrs Jack Goldsteir;
125 Loblolly Dr. PKS
Morehead City, NC 28557
Bulk Rate
Permit No. 1
Atlantic Beach,
N. C.-28512

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