Letter to the Editor
As the sheriff-elect, I have been asked several times where I stand on the beer sales in Graham. First, let me say, I do not have a vote in this matter, as I live in the county. Secondly, let me say, I do support responsible drinking.
However, on the subject of beer and wine sales in our town, I do have reservations. My thoughts are with concern of our children and recovering adults in treatment. As in my agenda, I spoke of visiting our schools and discussing against minor drinking and abuse. I also have spoken strongly for treatment programs for drug and alcohol abuse.
I appreciate the fact we live in a town presently that doesn't have the alcohol sales, advertisements, and temptation directly in front of us. I do ask the voters to consider all aspects of their decision.