The group "Graham Wet...It's Time" is looking to make beer and wine sales legal in parts of southern Young county. Two years ago the same group tried to push for sales of all alcohol within Graham city limits. This time the group is going through the county versus the city and by removing liquor from the category they think they have a shot at getting the item to pass.
"I'm collecting signatures. We're just trying to keep our taxes here in Graham. Instead of having to drive you know around 30 minutes just to get a glass of wine for dinner. It's pretty good I have about 24 so far yesterday I had about 56 yesterday," said Rosa Elmore.
One of those 56 who signed yesterday was Graham native Berry Walker. Though he does not drink Walker says he would feel safer if the region was wet versus dry.
"It's happening anyway. They are going to Newcastle and buying liquor, they are going to Bryson and buying liquor. Then they are getting drunk, on the road, and getting back here. It's taking other peoples lives in jeopardy," said Walker.
The group would need a total of 1,200 registered voters who live in southern Graham to sign and present those signatures to the county in the next two weeks. If the signatures are valid then voters would be able to choose yes or no to the issue in the November elections.