Liquor opposition a family affair in Wingate

Oct 29, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Enquirer-Journal

One Wingate family is urging fellow residents to vote against liquor by the drink in this year's referendum.

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No Liquor in Wingate

Matthews, NC

#1 Oct 30, 2009
God bless the efforts of this God fearing Jesus loving family who knows the right way. Preacher Larrimore goes to Wingate Baptist Church and he was once a preacher of the Gospel in Monroe at First Baptist. I know people at Wingate who will vote for Liquor because they see it as a way to raise money for the town. But the facts tell a different story. Liquor may put money in the town treasury but it will also take money out. Money for increased police because crime always rises in towns that pass liquor. Money in higher insurance rates because of the increase in crime. Dr Sid Fletcher a retired science prof at Wingate says a basic law of physics applies to liquor, FOR EVERY ACTION THERE IS A EQUAL AND OPPOSITE REACTION. Or, in other words you reap what you sew. If Liquor passes you will not only see a rise in crime you will see poor lonely lost homeless alcoholics wandering the streets looking for something to steal that they can sell to buy them a pint of liquor. They will go into your garage and steal your weed eater and take it to the pawn shop to get $5 for a bottle. If you leave your keys in your car they will steal it driving fast to get away they could smash into a car on the highway and kill an entire family. It could be your family. Do you want it on your conscience? No! then vote against liquor.
Friend of Mayor Braswell

Charlotte, NC

#2 Oct 31, 2009
We will raise more than enough money to pay for added police from the hotel and restaurant taxes after we get our liquor by the drink passed. We will have the only ABC Store between Monroe and Wadesboro. All the people from Marshville, New Salem, Peachland and Polkton will shop in our store. Our town will be filthy rich and able to afford high salaries for our police and town workers so we will get the best.
Freedom and Free Will

Indian Trail, NC

#3 Nov 1, 2009
http://www.enquirerjournal.com/pages/full_sto...
Maybe there are other things to be worried about than God given "free will"... No one forces anyone to drink or to abuse drinking, just like no one forces people to eat at fast food restaurants everyday and succumb to heart disease and diabetes or to shoot heroin which is becoming a huge problem in Mecklenburg (and therefore, Union Co.).
Some may prefer to have a quiet family meal at Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, Applebees, or Fridays due to the quality of the food rather than the usual killers fast food restaurants that are abundant in Union Co. Over the many years, where was this family outspoken against the tobacco industry? Or the gun stores and recurring gun shows where potential criminals can buy at will? Clean up your own house before you condemn the rest of society's.
Our soldiers die daily to support the freedoms our society cherishes. Don't forget this and don't abuse it.

Since: Dec 09

Monroe, NC

#4 Dec 2, 2009
a liquor store would be a quality addition, since there is not a single bar in union county they sells decent beer on tap... and I am not talking about corn flavored water like coors and bud light.
the truth in Wingate

Rural Hall, NC

#5 Dec 21, 2009
Liquor by the drink passed in Wingate. The ABC store passed in Wingate. Yippie Hurrah! Do you know how many liquor by the drink permits they have issued so far? ONE, that's right ONE. Only one place has bought a license to sell liquor by the drink and the town isn't expecting any other applications any time soon.
Not only is that a disappointment but we now know that an ABC store is going to cost the Wingate taxpayers approximately 1 million to 1.5 million to startup and that's not building a new building. With a small taxbase like Wingate that's a nice chunk of the town budget. Not only that but the state of NC requires that annual profit from all of it's licensees must be $250,000 or more or they will be closed. The proposed ABC store in Wingate may never open!
Old fluff and Stuff

Rural Hall, NC

#6 Dec 21, 2009
When the town grows as a result of being the terminus of the Toll Road there should be restaurants opening up that will want to serve liquor. The town is preparing for it's future.
Roiiellfweizghte r

Rural Hall, NC

#7 Dec 22, 2009
weellll if yo like liccker 2 mucsh then you well be sick width headaich in the mornnnnengs. It is callld a hangoivr ann it hurtz lik helllll. Alos you will piss all nite looong so yo doan get a lit of sliep. My wf says mi breath smeils lik an elefant fart. I axe her whein she smeild a elegfant fart to compar wiedth. Som nights I du a lot of pukin an hug the commmmod. Whem I am lik thiat I can't get mi pans dowin an sheit mi briches. Doan drienk an drive.
FreeTheWeed

Charlotte, NC

#8 Sep 22, 2010
Now that liquor is there, let's take the next step. Make wingate the weed smoking capital of the South!
Cocaine 4 All

Marshville, NC

#9 Sep 23, 2010
We should get rid of all laws pertaining to drugs and let people have the freedom to get high any way they want to. The war on drugs is a waste of money. Didn't the US learn anything from Prohibition? We should be able to go to a store and buy Pot, hash, coke, meth and horse just like an ABC store. Get rid of arcane laws and give people freedom!
jessica

Charlotte, NC

#10 Oct 4, 2010
there goin to be a liqou store in wingate yyyyaaaayyyy
FreeTheWeed

Charlotte, NC

#11 Oct 4, 2010
jessica wrote:
there goin to be a liqou store in wingate yyyyaaaayyyy
I can't wait until I can go buy some booze and thumb my nose at the church ladies who are afraid of alcohol!!!
Really

Monroe, NC

#12 Apr 26, 2013
Be nice. Alcohol has ruined lives, people, families, etc. We all need more church !
Really

Monroe, NC

#13 Apr 26, 2013
Old fluff and Stuff wrote:
When the town grows as a result of being the terminus of the Toll Road there should be restaurants opening up that will want to serve liquor. The town is preparing for it's future.


Its all about creating legal jobs !new concept put people back to work! New concept let peoplework and not sit back and collect disability ! Or unemployment . Get a J O B we all did !
Really

Monroe, NC

#14 Apr 26, 2013
Roiiellfweizghter wrote:
weellll if yo like liccker 2 mucsh then you well be sick width headaich in the mornnnnengs. It is callld a hangoivr ann it hurtz lik helllll. Alos you will piss all nite looong so yo doan get a lit of sliep. My wf says mi breath smeils lik an elefant fart. I axe her whein she smeild a elegfant fart to compar wiedth. Som nights I du a lot of pukin an hug the commmmod. Whem I am lik thiat I can't get mi pans dowin an sheit mi briches. Doan drienk an drive.
Crazy ! Get me another beer
Taxpayer

Monroe, NC

#15 Apr 26, 2013
Collect tax on weed put the dope dealers outta business.
Taxpayer

Monroe, NC

#16 Apr 26, 2013
Dont raise my taxes, tax the users ! You want it you pay the tax on product
Taxpayer

Monroe, NC

#17 Apr 26, 2013
jessica wrote:
there goin to be a liqou store in wingate yyyyaaaayyyy
Please drink responsibly
Taxpayer

Monroe, NC

#18 Apr 26, 2013
the truth in Wingate wrote:
Liquor by the drink passed in Wingate. The ABC store passed in Wingate. Yippie Hurrah! Do you know how many liquor by the drink permits they have issued so far? ONE, that's right ONE. Only one place has bought a license to sell liquor by the drink and the town isn't expecting any other applications any time soon.
Not only is that a disappointment but we now know that an ABC store is going to cost the Wingate taxpayers approximately 1 million to 1.5 million to startup and that's not building a new building. With a small taxbase like Wingate that's a nice chunk of the town budget. Not only that but the state of NC requires that annual profit from all of it's licensees must be $250,000 or more or they will be closed. The proposed ABC store in Wingate may never open!
Its open. The store is open jackson brown.
Taxpayer

Monroe, NC

#19 Apr 26, 2013
Old fluff and Stuff wrote:
When the town grows as a result of being the terminus of the Toll Road there should be restaurants opening up that will want to serve liquor. The town is preparing for it's future.
Create jobs , what a foreign concept to washington brass
Jobs

Monroe, NC

#20 Apr 26, 2013
Its all about creating jobs , i repeat jobs...... We need jobs ... Whether its seling liquor or bies

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