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Tommy,

What I am saying is it that HELPS opens doors that has previously not been open. Check with Riddle Properties who owns the Greys Creek Shopping center. This shopping center built on 87 a few years ago in a Rural Area would never have signed their anchor store, Food Lion in a dry County. Look at the growth now that started with that shopping center . BRAC is still in progress and new housing developments are locating closer and closer to the county line in that area as Fayetteville grows . Surely you would not think Tarheel with its traffic is not being considered for a similar project.. talk to me off line about it and I will give you some details. I will say I am a optimist not a pessimist, and that there are smaller companies that look at the same criteria when expanding.


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Jeff
So you are saying if Bladen passes beer/ wine sales county wide it would bring a Super Wal-Mart, maybe an OutBack or an Applebee's? All this with the passing of beer /wine sales primarily in Dublin, Bladenboro, and Tar Heel. Totally absurd. If this were the case these stores would more likely go to E-town, which has these sales already. Really show the Economic growth this passing could bring. There is not enough population in Bladen to keep any of the restaurants afloat. Come on I know you want it to pass, but don't try to fast talk the people of Bladen with snake oil salesmen mentality. Beer/Wine sales is going to bring this vast amount of business to a county of 35000 people covering around 900sq miles. Really?


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Nile,

Twist it how you may, but it is indisputable that large chains that typically would anchor a shopping center, ie . the New Neighborhood Wal-Mart, Super Walmart, Large chain grocery stores , and some Chain restaurants such as Outback, Applebees and San Jose , insist that there new store growth , in part ,relies on their ability to offer beer/wine. History speaks for itself, the last retail shopping center in our county that I remember was the Walmart shopping center in Elizabethtown, And I think that was built in the 80's. The status quo is not producing anything new from a shopping or eating standpoint . Call it " gloomy " I call it fact . If beer/wine is voted in at the least we will have opened it up to these type of businesses and I dare say Jobs . If it takes 5 years to fruition what have we gained in the meantime - simple equality for existing business and convenience for Bladen Citizens . Nile is this bad in your viewpoint ?


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I encourage all to vote for the sales tax. It is a fair amount and will give all of us an opportunity to share equally in the tax burden for our county without causing a hardship for anyone.

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Bruce.... You have had all day to admit the Bible teaches us that Jesus Christ drank wine...What are you trying to hide Bruce.....?????????

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It is possible for sales to increase without the increase of consumption.

By not losing sales to outside the county, Bladen county sales increase.

I'm not sure where this fascination of increased per person consumption comes from? If the population of Bladen county increased, sales would increase without this.

But that's not likely to happen. We can't seem to get out of the past around here.


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Thanks Guys, I think I have it now.
Herb’s earlier argument that drinking would not increase was only referring to “immediately”? So after it passes more businesses will begin selling and drinking will increase in the county? Is that correct Herb? That would mean GC had it right after all! Not bad GC!
So in the “future” when we do begin consuming more beer and wine we arrive at Jeff’s economic point. According to Jeff, beer and wine sales in the balance of the county “is a piece of the puzzle for attracting new shopping centers, state of the art convenience stores, and restaurants.” He continues saying this vote is our only chance to prosper because “A vote no ensures nothing changes a Vote YES gives us a chance.” Now that’s a gloomy forecast, we need to drink more beer and wine to ensure prosperity in our county? Did I quote that correctly Jeff


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The scripture you posted was Paul's instruction to his son in the faith. Evidently, Timothy had developed some type of health problem(probably a stomach problem) and Paul was telling him to take some of the same kind of wine that Jesus turn from water. Fruit of the vine, Herb.
Maybe "fruit of the vine" JImmy, but not fermented wine, NO. He would vote NAY IN MAY.

On this issue of a grocery store coming to Bladen. I went straight to an owner of a chain of stores. Even waved the "golden parachute" before him; you know, build the building, pave the parking lot, etc. His reply was that with the economy in the shape it is in, there is no way his corporation would put an outlet in Bladen or anywhere else. By the way, maybe Robin, Jeff, and Herb can find out why the Super Wal-Mart did not build in the city limits of Elizabethtown. Seems I read somewhere recently that they would build one in St. Pauls if the town would allow it.


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I would like to encourage everyone to vote FOR the county wide beer and wine referendum on May 6th. If you go to church 3 times per 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, East Arcadia, or Clarkton or live near the county line, I encourage you to vote FOR.
Across this nation 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 half-way across this very large county to buy a legal product. 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 6th or earlier, and vote FOR the beer and wine referendum.


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Nile,

The list is very long for reasons why Beer/Wine should be pass, and will differ for some individuals .I have covered most of them from time to time in the past, todays earlier post involves more in detail the economic impact that I have eluded to in the past. I also included an example of this that anyone can verify from a real life statistic just last November in neighboring Columbus County . Nothing has changed But new reasons often come about . For some its mere convenience, others its tax dollars. I've touched on equal opportunity for all existing business's, and firmly believe that it is a piece of the puzzle for attracting new shopping centers, state of the art convenience stores, and restaurants. We know what kinda of growth to expect if we stay the course, just look at how many new retail structures have not been built in the last 20 years... A vote no ensures nothing changes a Vote YES gives us a chance . Lets give Bladen a Chance .


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