TABOR CITY, NC (WECT) – The outcome of the referendum on the sale of mixed drinks has still not been decided in Tabor City.
Elections supervisor Carla Strickland and board members met with legal counsel Tuesday afternoon. In that meeting they decided that since the referendum was a tie and they had to dismiss one of two provisional ballots, a recount was needed to calculate exact votes for and against.
Board of Election members in Columbus County counted all the provisional ballots Tuesday morning. There were only two provisional ballots, and board members dismissed one. The recount could come as early as next Monday.
Josue Flores, who owns San Jose, a Mexican restaurant in Whiteville is hoping the referendum passes, so he can open a restaurant in Tabor City.