It appears another dry community will be moving into the “wet” category following Tuesday’s local option election in Princeton. According to Caldwell County Clerk Toni Watson, the vote in the election came in at 1167 votes for legal alcohol sales, and 972 votes opposed.
With a total of 4753 registered voters inside the city limits, the turnout for the special election came in at just over 45-percent. The vote only affected the city of Princeton, so the remaining portions of Caldwell County will remain dry.
The option will allow for package liquor sales as well as the sale of wine and beer at qualifying restaurants. Caldwell County Clerk Toni Watson told the News Edge that she will be contacting the state Alcoholic Beverage Commission as well as other officials in Frankfort to see what the next steps are in moving towards the first sales of alcohol in Princeton.