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Alcohol and Incentives: YES; Clean Water/Education: NO

The county commission is really showing its colors. How disappointing that they approve pay raises to the ABC board. Citing additional monies made as "profit" is, at best, a stretch. The ABC board has a monopoly on alcohol sales, and the monies brought in are a tax on consumers. Profit should be given back to the taxpayers - either as services to the county or a reduction in tax rates. Also disappointing was their fast vote to provide 1/2 million in incentives to a company already established in Wilmington. As I recall, Woody White stated openly, many times, that he was universally against all incentives as it picks winners and losers. His reversal on that issue should give county residents whiplash. To add insult to injury, the commissioners voted AGAINST providing water/sewer service to county residents. These residents are living with septic tank backups and unclean water. Jonathan Barfield was the only commissioner to vote for these people receiving basic services. Commissioners also are not supporting education in the county - the one area inarguably makes or breaks a community. This county commission is self-serving and arrogant. Can't wait to see what they do next.

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