CHADBOURN, NC (WECT) - People living in Chadbourn could be going to the polls in a few months voting on alcohol.
Mayor Fax Rector says he would like a referendum on the ballot, so people can decide if they want restaurant owners to serve alcohol.
Rector said no one approached him about the idea - it's his way of trying to help the town grow economically, by trying to attract more restaurants. According to Rector, since referendums can only be voted on during odd number of years, he would like to see it done this year.
Some town officials believe since thousands of people travel through Chadbourn going to Myrtle Beach and other places, it's in a good location to support more businesses.
"We average 10 to 15,000 on a normal day. During the summer months, that number can go up pretty high. Normally, on the weekends we get about 30,000 cars that pass through here," said Stevie Cox, Chadbourn's town manager.