Officials in Pilot Mountain and Dobson have put alcohol referendums on the May 6 ballot, and if voters approve, the two Surry County towns would be allowed to sell mixed drinks.
The referendum in Pilot Mountain would also allow a liquor store in town. Dobson already has one.
Michael Herring of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission told the Winston-Salem Journal that the trend across North Carolina is for voters to approve all matters involving ABC. Herring said people are moving into the state from all across the country, and they want to have the conveniences they're used to in other locations.
In the past five years, an average of seven local alcohol referendums have been approved each year in North Carolina.