ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (BLADENONLINE.COM) — A political action committee was formed last week in support of the passage of Bladen County's beer and wine referendum.
Bladen County Citizens for the County Wide Sale of Beer and Wine says equal opportunity and economic development are among the reasons for creating the PAC.
"We don't think it's fair for somebody to have to drive from north of Tar Heel, past three different stores, all the way to Elizabethtown to buy a six-pack of beer," said Robin Summerlin, who announced the group's formation to about 100 people at Saturday's eighth annual Politician Appreciation Day at the Woodmen of the World building in Bladenboro. "It needs to be more spread out, not just in Clarkton, Elizabethtown and East Arcadia. It needs to be in the western part of the county and the northern part of the county.