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Commissioner Reo Griffith reviews the history of A.C. P.R.I.D.E. from meeting minutes over the past two years.
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Originally published: 2013-03-05 15:31:54
Last modified: 2013-03-05 15:31:54

Brewery blocked: Commissioners terminate brewery in business incubator

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Avery County Board of Commissions voted to terminate plans to allow a brewery access to the A.C. P.R.I.D.E. business incubator by a vote of three to two during its regular meeting on March 4.
Following an extensive discussion, Commissioner Reo Griffith made a motion that would not only stop the inclusion of a brewery in A.C. P.R.I.D.E., but would also ensure that no county property ever housed a brewery. Commissioner Martha Hicks seconded the motion. In the vote that followed, commissioners Griffith, Hicks and Kenny Poteat voted in favor of the motion. Commissioners Phyllis Forbes and Glenn Johnson voted against the motion.
The successful motion followed another motion by Griffith, which would suspend all funding for A.C. P.R.I.D.E. That motion died on the floor for lack of a second.

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